Before Polaroid stopped making film I picked up one of their 600 type cameras on a whim and bought the last two packs of Polaroid film from Henry’s. I shot one pack and went ‘meh’ then Polaroid stopped making film. Of course at the time I wasn’t too concerned, I was still very much wrapped up in my digital cameras, and I had a few 35mm bodies hanging around that I was more than happy to try out.
Of course then I started listening to The Film Photography Podcast, and they were talking about The Impossible Project, how these men had bought the last Polaroid Factory in the Netherlands to make an attempt at reinventing the instant integral film not only reviving the 600-Type cameras, but SX-70, and Spectra. Well now I was interested again and kicking myself at giving away that last pack of film and 600 camera to a friend. So I started hunting, finding an SX-70 first as the first batch of film was designed for those types of cameras.
So with the release of the PX680 film from Impossible, Week 25 is dedicated to Impossible Films.
PX70 Push!, was the second released of colour film from Impossible. Personally I could never get this one to work right but I suspect there’s something up with my camera.
Polaroid Land Camera SX-70 Sonar OneStep – PX70 Push!
PX680 First Flush is the first, in my opinion colour film released by Impossible to really give off the look of the original Polaroid Film, both TimeZero and the 600 stuff. I’m actually really impressed.
Polaroid 600 CloseUp – PX680 First Flush