Thursday, July 22, 2010

Impossible Announces PZ 600 Image/Spectra Film for Polaroids

This is just so cool... Impossible just announced that they're selling Polaroid integral film which will work in the Spectra line of cameras. Those are the bigger Polaroid cameras which would shoot wider-format images (as opposed to the typical square) under the names "Spectra", "Image", "1200" and "990". I've always been a bit of a purist when I got into Polaroid and I focused on the older "peel-apart" films. The SX-70 and 600/Onestep cameras were cool with their automatically-developing process, but the images were so small! Spectra kind of fixed that, giving you an image which was about 1/3 bigger. Doesn't seem like a lot, but when you have a small image, it's a big difference. Of all the film that's hard to find, the Spectra/Image/1200 film is probably the hardest. It seems to go bad really fast, faster than the 600 stuff. Don't know why. So this news is good news for me... I'll have to pick up some film from Impossible soon.

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