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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2014
In 2011, I started using The Impossible Project after three years of pining for Polaroid film. I purchased a very beat up Polaroid SLR 680 SE and went through many disappointments throughout the months. The film was tricky. You couldn't eject the film without covering it (unless you like orange everything). Out of a pack of eight shots, I would have one usable shot and for almost $24.00, it wasn't worth it.

Over the course of two years, I had a love/hate relationship with the film. As soon as I planned on giving up using the film, there was that one shot that dragged me back in. Sigh.

In 2013 (or was it '12?), The Impossible Project introduced Color Protection. Not only was the film more reliable (every shot came out) but shielding the film wasn't necessary. I still do it as a precaution, but I don't feel guilty for peeking.

This film is a slightly modified version of the Color Protection film. It's reliable. It's easy to use. The only time I don't get great results is when lighting is off or I'm impatient and "just shoot." This film isn't for just shooting. For $3+ a shot, it should be a sure shot. The colors from this film are fantastic. This film definitely has a mind of its own sometimes, and you're not going to get true to life colors. You're also not going to get Polaroid colors. This film is definitely very unique, and I would highly recommend looking at The Impossible Project and Flickr website to see what kind of results others are getting from this film.

Some things to mention:
-This film might always be expensive. No company can live without profit and growth. There are always specials and deals throughout the year to stockpile to your heart's content at their website, but you won't find film for less than $20.00 a pack.
-If you need reliable film, I would recommend going with Fujifilm Instax. I used it extensively in 2011, and it was the most reliable instant film I have ever used. The only con is that the cameras are awful. The new Neo 90 (I think that's what it's called?) is promising but if an SLR was made for these films, it would be perfect. Someone mentioned to me instax film is very similar to Fujifilm's peel apart film, and I can definitely see that.
-The Impossible Project is dedicated to improving their film. If you aren't happy with their current film, wait another year or so, and there might be something better.
-The type of camera you have matters. If you're using a Polaroid One600, you can't control much (not even the flash!), so go with a camera that's going to give you some extra functions. For example, the Polaroid Spectra, though it uses a different format than the 600, is FULL of controls (turning flash and autofocus off, self-timer, lighten/darken/neutral). If you're willing to spend a pretty penny, you can go with an SLR 680 SE or even an SX-70. If you give yourself a month on eBay, you can find a great one for less than $80.00.
-This might be the wrong time to mention peel apart film due to Fujifilm's not so recent announcement regarding the discontinuation of FP3000B, but you could go oldschool and get a pack film camera. Again, most of these cameras are automatic but do come with some great features. I'm not sure how much longer Fujifilm will stay with peel apart film now that we only have FP100C, but the film is reliable and so much fun to use.

If you miss Polaroid film, try it out. If you're just getting into instant photography (especially integral film), absolutely give it a shot. Just make sure to alter your expectations. This film gets better and better.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2015
This was a horrible waste of money I wish I could get back!! To commemorate my baby shower, I bought 2 packages of this film, 16 photos in total for a total cost of over $50 and the photos barely developed over the course of over 30 minutes. The photos are worthless :(
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2014
I got 2 packages of this film for my Polaroid one600 camera. Back when you could get non-expired Polaroid film, everything was just peachy. The pictures turned out just how they were supposed to. With this film, unless I took pictures in dim rooms, they turned out yellow. Even with tape over the flash, the slightest bit of sunlight caused pictures to turn out entirely yellow (I am not exaggerating). Beyond that, they took almost an hour to fully develop. I could deal with the long developing time if it produced even remotely decent pictures, but I ended up with 3 good pictures and 13 pieces of garbage. I already have enough trash, I didn't want to pay so much to get more.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2015
This film so far has been amazing and just plainly out standing most people just don't fallow the instructions and that's why there pic messes up mine have all been amazing and I just love this film
JAM~
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2015
This film is wonderful! I was worried about it, because I'd never used a Polaroid before and wasn't sure if I trusted this film. But it's great. It works PERFECTLY. The pictures come out with a slight pinkish tent, but in my opinion that only makes them look even better. They look even more vintage that way. I can't help but say that people having trouble with the film on here must be doing something wrong.
This is Impossible Project film, it is NOT the original polaroid film, so the same rules do not apply. You do NOT shake it, and it takes 30-40 minutes to develop. I take my picture out of the camera and put it straight into an envelope, and then I put the envelope into a book to keep it completely away from light to safely develop. That's all, and they turn out perfectly! Highest recommendations, this worked out even better than I expected, very happy and impressed. Definitely give it a try.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2014
the new impossible project color protection film is great! the colors are beautiful and vibrant! definitely better than using expired polaroid film
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2014
I was a little skeptical at first cause it seemed like a cheaper version of polaroids film but it actually works perfectly! Worth every penny. I used mine in a Polaroid Sun 600 Land Camera
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2014
I ordered 2 of these for my sister's birthday and when I got them, the ink was expired. This is ridiculous, I spent almost $50 for trash.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2015
I've bought the black & white film before but I just bought these color photos and it doesn't fit in ynstandard Polaroid impulse camera!! I have a special event tonight and now I don't have film for it. I'm so upset, I can't even tell you
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2014
I'm 50/50 on this product because the pricing is pretty high for only a few pictures. It takes quite a while to develop but the picture quality is good so far. Honestly, if you go to their site it's cheaper than on Amazon... sorry. And if you look online there's a 2014 promo code off your first purchase that ends up covering their standard shipping and takes a few bucks off the product price.

Overall I wish they were below $20/package but it works and you know exactly what you are getting.
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