I'll tell you what I'm waiting for but not a peep from anyone about even thinking of making it: a true T-52 replacement.
Yes, a true type 52 replacement would be wonderful. But hopefully a less finicky version could be produced.
And I disagree about everything being on your site---there's no ship date or even a tentative date. The Impossible Project had a goal date on their site as they counted down to availability. It is for that reason I discredited your venture. I appreciate you sharing your problems with getting the chemical pods to spread evenly and the sharpness of your negative material, but all of that is meaningless if the product never ships.
Big differences between TIP and new55. TIP had the advantage of starting with a recently run plant, and knowledgeable workers, plus capital funding. New55 has none of those advantages, so it is impressive they have gotten as far as they have. TIP films all seem of alpha or beta level quality at best, and overpriced at that. They do have some good marketeering skills though.
Too bad new55 couldnt get the recently shut down(?) fuji fp100c45 line. I will seriously miss that product. The line probably could have been adapted to 55type film too I bet.
I'd give my right arm for a new and faithful 55. Well, somebodies right arm anyway.
If you get familiar with what's been happening with New55 you'll realize a few things. One, it's run by a number of very competent people who have had success in many products in the past; including medical technology and high-end ribbon microphones. So they're definitely legit, and know what it takes to bring a product to market.
Two, they're still R&Ding, while simultaneously looking into suppliers/manufacturers for scaled up production. This is a real world process that can't just happen overnight. The blog is an opportunity to see what an actual product development, branding and scaling operation looks and smells like.
Three... patience is a virtue.... ;)
I have faith in Mr. Crowley and his folks out East.
Just wondering if anybody has heard anything new about NEW55.
Still trying to be patient :).