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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    Thank you for the news!! Great to hear that!

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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    From what I read... it's non peel apart..so unless you wanna wreck what you took to experiment..there is only a positive

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    like a dag..it will be reversed


    still - - great, great, great news

    I shot some P-film 8x10 years ago.....and it's like crack..it's crack for photographers

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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    like a dag..it will be reversed
    Why will it be reversed? Prints from pack film cameras aren't reversed.


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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    Quote Originally Posted by ljsegil View Post
    Too bad they won't sell any to us poor unwashed. Pioneers only, whoever they may be.
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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    ...like a dag..it will be reversed...
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Why will it be reversed? Prints from pack film cameras aren't reversed...
    This stuff doesn't resemble anything Polaroid ever sold in 8x10. It's not like pack film, which exposed a negative (paper or, for Type 665, film) and then transferred the negative image by diffusion to a paper print. It's non-peel-apart, i.e. a monochrome SX-70-type product. SX-70 cameras bounced the lens' image off a mirror before it hit the film, resulting in a laterally correct image. This 8x10 version just sits in the back of a view camera.

    I wouldn't get very excited about it. TIP literature (follow the links in previous posts) says, in effect, the image won't last. If you want to see it for a long time, scan the print. Even at $99 for 15 sheets, I'd call it a waste of time and money.

    If they could actually bring to market an 8x10 version of Type 55 (which provided a positive print and, after clearing, a printable negative) with quality control and long-term keeping qualities approaching Polaroid's -- at no more than $15 per sheet -- there would really be something to get excited over. As it stands, nothing from TIP to date deserves credit for being more than experimental trials. In my opinion.

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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    The fact that they're even bothering to revive 8x10 format instant film (before even 4x5!) is exciting enough to me.

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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    and don't forget this one in the works (was posted here before I believe...)

    http://new55project.blogspot.ca/
    notch codes ? where we're going, we don't need notch codes.

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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    The film is not a peel apart like the previous polaroid 8x10 film such as 809 or 803, its basically an 8x10 integral film. The positive is a clear acetate with the chemical pods and the negative is similar to the old 8x10 polaroid. Just like the old 8x10 polaroid, you need a processor and a loading tray (depending on the type of film holder you are using). The film is beautiful, sharp with soft contrast and a touch of warm tone. I applause Impossible Project for venturing into 8x10 film when others bailed out.

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    Re: Impossible Project announces 8x10 instant film coming summer 2012...

    So, is the image reversed then?

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