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    New formulations from Impossble

    Impossible announced that they are launching a new improved color film and are working on a new B&W. This forum won't let me embed the tweets but here is a screenshot from today:
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    Its about time. Most of their product has not been nearly as good as original sx70 film.

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    Each iteration does get better...some of them have been big improvements. The Color Protection series is now arguably better than any of the expired original Polaroid film you may find, unless it has been stored impeccably.

    I'd say they are doing a fine job for having to completely reverse engineer something that complex.

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    Agree with Fixcinater. As an engineer, I am amazed that they are doing as well as they are. Looking forward to the new film.
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    Film quality now is good, only thing is price: 20 euros for 8 pictures - while fuji instax wide is around 1 euro for 1 picture.

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    SX 70 image area 7.9 x 7.9 = 62.41 cm(2)
    Fuji instax image area = 4.6 x 6.2 = 28.52 cm(2)

    SX 70: price per image/cm(2) = 2.5/62.41 = 0.040
    Fuji instax: price per image/cm(2) = 1/28.52 = 0.035


    So the price difference between the two image format is not that far apart.

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    The Instax size you give is for the Instax Mini format.

    "Large" Instax Wide is 6.2x9.9cm = 61.38cm²
    Price per Instax image /cm² = 1/61.38 = 0.016
    Last edited by AgX; 09-30-2013 at 03:39 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I support impossible project - I got a pioneer status long time ago. What they have and fuji does not are B&W film and cool cameras. I use instax, instax mini and impossible films.
    But if fuji decide to introduce new instax wide camera that will look cool (like new beautiful instax mini 90) - and if they introduce B&W instax film -then impossible project will have no future.

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    Well Fuji do still sell one black & white peel apart instant film, so must have the know how to do a B & W instax film if they chose. However as apparently they couldn't make a profit from their excellent Neopan 400 35mm film, I can't see them introducing a B & W film in instax formats. So I don't think the Impossible Project have anything to fear.

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