19 September 2012

Impossible Project PX70 Test Film V4B - Now available to everyone!

Yesterday marked the official release of the new Impossible Project PX 680 and PX 70 films with new color protection formula. What's that mean? It means a brilliant new opacification layer that lets you shoot 8 beautiful photos without the worry of shielding the images out of camera like the Impossible films of the past. I've been posting images from the test batches of this film for a  couple of weeks now and must say that these new batches of film have made me fall in love with the Impossible project all over again. Not only does the film produce high quality images like we've come to expect from Impossible, but, now it's easier than ever to shoot. If you've not yet shot Impossible's film and you've been thinking about doing so... Now is the time.

These images were both shot while walking around town one day using an SX70 sonar and the new Impossible PX 70 color shade film. Lighten darken wheel was set about half way to darken and the images were left unshielded out of camera. After being ejected the images were left for full development in my pocket over about 30-40 mins. Feel free to go back through my last couple posts to see a few more (if not better) examples of the new Impossible films that have just been released.

If you're already sold and interested in buying some film for yourself jump directly on over to their store HERE.

12 September 2012

Impossible Project PX680 Test Film V4C - Yellow Van

Here's another image from my impromptu Sunday walkabout with my cameras. I happened across this little van and painted fence down a quiet side street in town and thought it'd be a good photo. This was shot with Impossible Projects PX680 V4C test film on an SX70 equipped with an ND pack filter. Lighten/darken was set half way to darken. Film was unshielded out of camera but left for full development in my pocket. Approximate development time 30-40 minutes with a continued shift away from magenta over the next hour or two.

11 September 2012

Impossible Project PX680 Test Film V4B - Cleveland From Above

About two weeks ago I was over in the BP building downtown, somewhere around the 32-33 floor, shooting some video for work. I'd been there once before and knew it had some pretty good views of the city so I took along my SX70 to snap a few images before we got started. Of the three I took, I think these two turned out pretty nice.

As I mentioned, both were shot with an SX70 (equipped with an ND Pack Filter). The film type used was the Impossible Project's PX680 V4B. Lighten/darken was turned halfway to darken and the images were left unshielded out of camera, but, were developed face down over the next 30-40 minutes. Once again, this film is not optimized for color like the newest batches of test film. If you'd like an example of that check out this and this.

10 September 2012

Impossible Project PX680 Test Film V4C - Lakewood Barber Shop and Happy Mistakes

This weekend I finally got around to taking a couple of shots on the new Impossible Project PX680 V4C test film. In essence, this film is the same as the V4B that I reviewed not to long ago, but, is now optimized for color. And as you can see above, that's absolutely true.

One of the things that people are always saying they love about shooting instant film, and especially Impossible's instant film, is the fact that there is an unpredictability to it. Even with an SX70, your amount of control over exposure is limited and results can often vary quite a bit from what you are expecting. It's these "Happy Mistakes" that so many love and that makes me love this shot in particular. What I thought would be a photo of just the neon sign surrounded by darkness developed into so much more. Unbeknownst to me, my camera metered for and exposed not only the sign but the bright reflection of the window. It almost looks like a double exposure, but, in the end, it's just another of those happy mistakes that can make shooting instant film so much fun.

For those interested, this was shot with an SX70 using an ND pack filter. Lighten darken wheel was set halfway to dark and the film was unshielded out of camera but left to develop away from direct light. Development time still high, 30-40 mins with color shifts over the next hour or so. 

Overall, another fantastic film. I can't wait until these opacification films have their public release. There's going to be a flood of amazing instant images out there.