The Impossible Project is poised to start shipping it’s Polaroid instant film this week. It won’t come cheap at around $24 for 8 exposures (yikes! that is $3 a photo) and will initially be available only in black and white. It will however be available in the PX100 film format for the SX-70 camera and in PX600 format for Polaroid’s One series cameras. Polaroid is expected to ship its new OneStep cameras later this year. Color versions of the instant film will also go on sale sometime this year. More information at the-impossible-project.com.
The impossible project has somehow convinced polaroid to re-issue instant film. The announcement came from a press conference in Hongkong on October 13 from the Polaroid licensee, The Summit Global Group. However, this will most likely NOT be a full release of all versions of the old instant film. In the press conference they stated that they will produce a limited edition instant film sometime during the middle of 2010 in both color and black and white. My hope is that there won’t be a set amount of film which will be bought up in great quantities by ebay (ebastard) sellers and then scalped at astronomical prices. They plan to have a full scale production of the instant film by the end of 2010, but it is unsure whether or not this will actually happen. People want to shoot the film, not collect it. If they are only going to issue a small quantity I will stick to shooting my Fuji Instax 200 Wide camera with film that is readily available in my local camera stores.