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PX 100 Silver Shade Impressions

Ok so finally got the new PX 100 Silver Shade in the mail today and didn’t wait to try it out.

Ok so first shot… Not so great. Way too light.
I suspected that the temperature thing might have been the problem. I was at a restaurant which I wouldn’t call warm but not unnaturally cold either. Could the film really be that sensitive to temperature?

So for the next shot I put the film into my sweater to keep it warm and this is the result:

A lot bettr right! Here are some other shots I took.

I’m not gonna lie, the temperature thing is a bit of an inconvenience, but… the film is really fun to use and the results are cool so far (when they come out right). Still, I’m afraid that the temperature sensitivity and the price ($21) will scare away many from this new film.

Oh yeah, here’s the darkslide that came with the first pack.

“cuddle a porcupine”?

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Just ordered some Polaroid PX 100

Ok I just ordered some of the Polaroid PX 100 Silvershade film for the SX-70 and wow, expensive. $21!

Before when they were running out and had a limited stock, I could understand the price of $25, but isn’t the new film suppose to be cheaper now that they can make it anytime they want?

I’m just going to infer/hope that this is only because they are releasing the film as “First Flush” editions. After the first wave is done and they get the sales number I really hope cheap Polaroids will be available. Or is this a foolish dream?

Anyways I just bought two packs, which seems adequate for now.

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New Polaroid Film is Finally Here! PX Film!

Finally thanks to the Impossible Project, Polaroid film is back in the form of the new PX film made for the 600 and SX-70. I’m excited about this but I think I’ll try out a pack or two first before I stock up on a load of PX.
Also, there’s an odd thing about the new Polaroid PX film, it starts out blue. When that little photo comes out of your Polaroid, it’s blue and fades to a black and white photo. Oh yeah, only black and white Polaroid film will be available, with color PX promised around summer of 2010.  I don’t really mind the blue, it really differentiates the PX films from their predecessors. You can see the film in action in the intro video for the PX film.

Also the PX film will have new “Darkslide collector cards”. Basically, you know the card that protects your film before you use it? It’s a piece of art now. The first few example were of weird quotes and phrases like, “catch a fly and give it a hug” or “feel the mood of your computer”. This could be very interesting, but I think it would be a lot cooler to add art to the collectable darkslides than just quotes, similar to how Mountain Dew had that Green Label Art thing.

Here’s a link to the new site: Impossble Project Go there for a ton of more info!

And some example shots can be seen at this website www.1854.eu.

Also here’s an interview with Forian Kaps, the Executive Director of the Impossible Project. Video from Mijonju @ circlerectangle.com

Well they are available on March 25, and I know I’m getting a few packs for my SX-70!
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