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    Impossible Project sells Type 55 4x5 sheet and...

    I had such hope for these guys, but don't feel comfortable paying $223 USD for a box of type of 55. I don't know what to make of this.

    http://shop.the-impossible-project.c...x5_1_0109_55_a

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    Just looks like the last of the old Type 55 stock from Polaroid. I agree the price is high but its cheaper than you'll find on ebay and probably stored a whole lot better too.

    I won't be buying it but I imagine some die hard type 55 users will.

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    Old stock, so only snob appeal.

    Now if they would make some good, fresh type 55, and sell that for a reasonable price...

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    jeez i have boxes of 55 ...
    maybe i should sell ... 've got azo too.
    55 ... azo ... 25$ a sheet ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    jeez i have boxes of 55 ...
    maybe i should sell ... 've got azo too.
    55 ... azo ... 25$ a sheet ...
    If people really are prepared to pay that sort of money, i would if i were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    jeez i have boxes of 55 ...
    maybe i should sell ... 've got azo too.
    55 ... azo ... 25$ a sheet ...
    55 goes bad about 3 seconds after expiry. there's one born every minute...
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    Hmm well I have a box or two in the fridge... I will undercut John by 2%

    Incidentally, Jim, what you say is not consistent with my experience. I have refrigerated 665 going way back several years, it's still very good. I still use 2-3 year old stuff. Likewise the 55. I've had far more issues with the polaroid holders themselves than the type 55 or 665. What does have major aging issues is the colour polaroid, pretty much any of it.
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    55 goes bad about 3 seconds after expiry. there's one born every minute...
    Really? Mine is now 41,472,000.00 seconds past and it is still perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Incidentally, Jim, what you say is not consistent with my experience. I have refrigerated 665 going way back several years, it's still very good.
    Good to know. I've still got a box or two lying around. Not refrigerated, though. That must be the difference.
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    Well the thing is the pods just become brittle. I am not sure if refrigeration helps or doesn't but... freezing is a definite no-no. Anyway, according got me, the big failing of polaroid film was not the films themselves but the freaking holders. Horribly unreliable. I wound up disassembling them on the spot many, many times.

    My advice to the Impossible Project would be to focus on making 4x5 pack films that will run in the fuji holders. If people spend a lot of money on individual instant film sheets and then wind up losing a lot of exposures because of crappily designed, outdated holders....
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