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    The Impossible Project - The Final Countdown

    At the time I am posting this, the official counter on the Impossible Project's website says that there is 1,187,592 seconds. That is 13.74 days.

    I, for one, am totally wired. I just got an SX-70 Sonar Onestep in a free box of cameras, and man is it hungry! I'm looking forward to giving it some new food!

    The goal was to restart instant film by 2010... Does that mean that they will turn on the machines at the beginning of the new year, or that the films will become available to purchase? Is there an estimated availability date?

    I must admit, I am a little disappointed with the lack of information on their website, but I can understand that even they may not be 100% sure about the plan of attack. Or perhaps it's going to be a surprise. It just seems like they only have promotionals going on, but no real technical updates.

    Also, I have heard rumors of them manufacturing some large format integral film. Is there any truth to this?
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    I cannot wait. So does this mean they plan to launch on January 1?

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    How much will it COST though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscrawfordphoto View Post
    How much will it COST though?
    I can guarantee (based on intuition) that it is going to cost over $1 per exposure. Possibly $2

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    I can't wait to try some out! I hope that they ship some to the USA to places like B&H and Freestyle so we can acess it easily.....
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    They seem to have started a proofrun of one of their assembly machines in october.
    And in a recent interview the technical director stated that they intent to keep prices like the last prices by Polaroroid, stating 2€ per photo.
    They intent starting production within 2010, though in another release they stated that they shall start with a not-for-sale trial run to test acceptance.
    Last edited by AgX; 12-18-2009 at 06:12 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    But I haven't seen a working prototype yet, nor do I know anyone who did.

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    You know you can use your Polaroid now with 600 film. You need to simply adapt either the small meter with a 2 stop filter or place a filter over the film pack itself. There is a simple method for inserting the 600 pack into the sx-70 with it's little nubs. It's all over the web, just google "SX-70 and 600 film" and you'll find tons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwdmguy View Post
    You know you can use your Polaroid now with 600 film.
    But as well type SX-70 or type 600 are limited in stock. Be it ready assembled or even as negative masterroll. When that will be gone, it's gone.
    This is what that Impossible thing is about: creating something new substituting the going materials.

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