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    Polaroid Impossible project; interview with the director and other media reports

    Hi everyone,
    I just found this article and thought you all might be interested. It's an interview with Dr. Kaps about the project and the plans for the next year.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguid...387dd148bb9dee

    Best, Laura

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.167 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    Dangit. Someone beat me to it. Oh well.
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    The have ONE YEAR of funding to develop an entirely new film? Are they CRAZY?????

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    it is called the "impossible project."

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    Oh yeah. Good point.
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    Thats crazy. It's also interesting that the Polaroid stopped making the negative 2.5 years ago, long before the announcement.

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    I wish them the best, but at more than twice the price of the original Polaroid, no Medium Format Film being made, or LF, and Fuji still making perfectly-good Polaroid-type materials at a competitive price, this company is clearly not in touch with reality. . .

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    Did you notice that the original SX-70 formula was from the 70s? It is going to be hard to produce that on most modern equipment I think. IDK for sure, but this surely is "the Impossible Project".

    I wish them good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Did you notice that the original SX-70 formula was from the 70s? It is going to be hard to produce that on most modern equipment I think. IDK for sure, but this surely is "the Impossible Project".

    I wish them good luck.

    PE
    The way I understand all the things I have read about "The Impossible Project" is that they are NOT going to try to exactly duplicate the original film, rather they are going to try to develop a product using current technology that will work in the Polaroid cameras. Since they have Ilford as a "partner" of sorts, they do have access to modern emulsion design and manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOTOTONE View Post
    The way I understand all the things I have read about "The Impossible Project" is that they are NOT going to try to exactly duplicate the original film, rather they are going to try to develop a product using current technology that will work in the Polaroid cameras. Since they have Ilford as a "partner" of sorts, they do have access to modern emulsion design and manufacturing.
    Of course, that was posted above! And, that is even harder, believe me.

    Even with backup, it took us up to 5 years to get a new product off the ground.

    PE

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