I agree. After speaking with the woman working at the New York location at length, she told me that the film is being improved as we speak and this is why this particualr is the silver shade "First Flush". Their 600 film to come is supposedly more of a black and white instead of this film and is easier to work with. She said that they are doing the same with the SX-70 and trying to improve the quality and make it slightly more user freindly. To me is sounds like the best of the ImPossible Project is yet to come. I can post some of my scans when I get home.