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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
First thing to note about this film is that it is NOT made by the same guys that made your SX-70 and it is still in its experimental stages. You should gauge your expectations accordingly.

REVIEW: I like the film and it works great when properly used!

Some advice on using the film:

BUY/MAKE a light shield!!!! When your film arrives in the mail, you may be tempted to pop it in your camera and test it, but unless your camera has a light shield in place DO NOT insert the film pack, unless of course you want to waist the photos. I thought I could hold a film pack cover at the front and I'd be able to catch it so that no light would hit it...not so easy, and I waisted a photo. You can buy them at Amazon they have a few good options available. I took a Polaroid OneStep Express with the black rollout tounge and popped it off the front of the camera. I then inserted the base of the roll into the eject slot on my SX-70 and secured it in place with light tape, works beautifully, cost $2.00 from Goodwill and the results were phenomenal!!!

When I snap a picture I let the picture sort of hang at the eject slot. With the light shielding tongue covering the photo I place the camera on a flat surface and place a film pack cover over the tongue holding it in place lightly (be careful not to apply to much pressure as it will effect the turnout). Then slow lifting the camera the tongue slips out from under the film cover. This keeps light from hitting the photo.

Leave the picture completely covered from light for the first 10 min or so. The instructions say 4-5 but I wait 10 to be on the safe side. The first 30 seconds are supposed to be the most crucial.

Finally, as I mentioned before this film is NOT the same as what you may remember from back in the day. It won't develop fully right before your eyes in seconds like it used to. Also don't "shake it like a Polaroid picture," instead, let it sit undisturbed like an Impossible Project expieramental film picture.

It can take up to 20 hours to completely develop depending on the film and There are tons of online tips for this film. Including how temperature will effect development time ect.

Overall I highly recommend this film especially over any attempt to use expired Polaroid film packs. I tried several expired packs and any packs before 2000 have been useless and a waist of money.

Good luck and happy shots!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2012
My camera has a long "frog tongue" that covers the photo when it spits out and then I grab it super fast and stick it in my pocket. The photos I've taken have all come out over exposed or slightly blurry, today I'm going to try to take my last 2 shots around 7pm in the shade in my back yard to see if I get anything usable. I'll post the link to the photos when that's done. I have mixed feelings about this film. It's hard to write a review for this film because it's not technically finished yet, this is experimental film. The problem is that it costs $25 for 8 shots ($3 a shot) and these old sx-70 film cameras are fickle. My personal results have been bad, really bad, 5 overexposed shots and 1 under exposed shot and like I said, I have 2 shots left. I hope I can get at least these last 2 shots to work.

The problem I'm having might be my technique for shielding the picture, the problem might be the film, the problem might be the electronic shutter on my one step land camera. Whatever the problem it's "impossible" to figure out what's gone wrong without wasting film, expensive film. So buy two packs if this is the first time you've picked up a polaroid in years, because there's a very Very VERY large chance your first 6 or 7 shots will be wasted test shots.

Some things to know, you have to cover the film with your hand immediately after it shoots out the front of the camera. There's no white opacity layer on this film like with the original film from the 70's so it needs to be covered or turned over face down for 5 minutes so the film can develop. AND the film has a very narrow, temperature range in which it will develop without causing problems with the colors.

Also Impossible film doesn't explain this on the instructions but it takes a good 20 minutes to a half hour for the photo to become visible after it's shot, this is 20 minutes in addition to the 5 minutes you have to keep it covered in the beginning. After 5 minutes you can begin to see the picture, so the fun of watching it develop from nothing isnt completely lost, it just appears out of darkness instead of out of white like before. From a pure quality standpoint the film is manufactured very well, the packaging is designed nicely also.
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on February 27, 2013
No matter when you shoot with film, you'll always mess up the first roll/cartridge. This is no exception, You have to know how to properly expose Polaroid film before your shots start looking good. I ruined all but 3 out of 9 exposures (theres not ten) so definitely learn the "ins and outs" of your camera before purchasing.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2013
I was glad to find film for the camera which was a old polaroid camera I thought that didn't work and was gonna throw it away, but came to Amazon and found film. The films was great and the quality was great. Shipped on time and made it before the date it was given. I will purchase it again. Love the price!!
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on November 7, 2014
OK 100%
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2012
it was expired and every picture was blue.. they all turned out terrible and the image was completely covered with blue spots and faded. then after a few days the color completely faded and they were all blue. it was a waste of money and terrible.
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