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    New55 Project?

    Does anyone know what the deal is with the New55 film. Are they still at the research and development stage or are they about to market the film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Conway View Post
    Does anyone know what the deal is with the New55 film. Are they still at the research and development stage or are they about to market the film?
    Their latest blog post suggests they have a lot figured out, but need money.

    Rick "hoping for success, but without that kind of money" Denney

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    Yes, they are very close (relatively speaking, of course) to a market product. Like Rick says, the stars and planets are aligning; funding would be one of the crucial final steps.

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    Re: New55 Project?

    Sounds interesting. I was late to the party to try the Type 55, maybe there will be another chance
    Matus

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    Re: New55 Project?

    From what I understand of an email I received from the project developer, they are about 10-12 months away from potentially placing a product out on the market. Hopefully it will be a good quality product when completed.

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    Re: New55 Project?

    I will surely be one happy camper. If they play it right the film should be a huge success since there is nothing on the market as far as instant 4x5 film. The sample images look very nice.

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    Here's a nice Type 55 gallery: Christopher Thomas project of Venice:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16831749
    "I meant what I said, not what you heard"--Jflavell

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    Re: New55 Project?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Conway View Post
    I will surely be one happy camper. If they play it right the film should be a huge success since there is nothing on the market as far as instant 4x5 film. The sample images look very nice.
    Yes, there is Fuji still floating around.

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    Re: New55 Project?

    I had my hopes up for fuji instant films. First , the 100 speed was dropped, and now the faster 3000 film has been discontinued. Very disappointing. Polaroid films were a big part of my photographic hobby. I was a Polaroid junkie, using the 4x5 and 8x10 films. The 8x10 material was beautiful. So, if the 55 project is a success, I think there will be a lot of happy photographers on line to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom J McDonald View Post
    Yes, there is Fuji still floating around.
    Maybe in 'Stralia. But it's getting harder to find here in the U.S. in the 4x5 pack size, and the black-and-white product is no longer available here at all.

    Fuji never had a product that would produce a conventionally usable negative.

    Also, Fuji never had a single-sheet product, which I presume will be the case with New55. New55 is the only reason I'm hanging on to my Polaroid 545i holder. If it produces decent, scannable negatives, it will be a boon to black-and-white photographers who no longer have darkrooms.

    Rick "who started using Polaroid P/N in quarter-plate packs in a Model 250 Land Camera (and in a 405 holder in a Linhof Kardan) maybe 35 years ago" Denney

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