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Impossible PX 600 Silver Shade UV+ Film for Polaroid 600 Cameras


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  • Film must be protected from light during first 3 minutes of development
  • To stabilize images for the long term, preventing tonal shifts or fading, use the Impossible Dry Age Kit
  • 8 Exposures per cassette
  • Film Speed: ISO 600/DIN 29
  • Development: approximate 3 minutes at 70 degree F (21 degree C)

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Impossible
  • Model: PRD1194
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Film Format Type: instant

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0046ZG2VG
  • Item model number: PRD1194
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,904 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Sample PX 600 Silver Shade image
Urban garden in PX 600 film
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PX 600 Silver Shade UV+

The Silver Shade line of Impossible films produce monochrome prints - ranging from pure black & white to sepia tones - for traditional Polaroid cameras. This latest and much improved version of our black & white film features a special UV filtering coat that enhances black and white tones.

PX 600 Silver Shade UV+ film is intended for use in any vintage Polaroid 600 camera as well as the SLR 680/690. Typical units go by the names OneStep, Sun, Impulse, One600 and JobPro - however there were many more.

600 camera with frogtongue
600 & SX-70 cameras with Impossible Frog Tongues
typical 600 cameras
Typical Polaroid 600 camera styles
How to Use Silver Shade films

PLEASE NOTE: All Impossible films MUST be shielded from light during the first 3 minutes of development, and most critically in the first 30 seconds.

This means no shaking please, but straight into your pocket, box or bag, or upside-down on a flat surface. You can use an Impossible Frog Tongue in your Polaroid 600 or SX-70 plastic "box-type" camera or a PX Shade in your SX-70 folding camera to greatly assist you in this important part of the process. Fans all over the world have developed many techniques that you can learn about with a simple web search.

Generally, if your images appear too light, overexposed or low contrast, it's a result of not shielding the film fast enough. Also, please remember that Impossible films are used in vintage cameras of varying ages and degrees of wear. Be sure that you have a fully working camera before attempting to use Impossible films.

How to Further Enjoy Silver Shade films

Silver Shade chemistry allows for a wide variety of photo manipulations with tools, heat and other methods. Here we explain just two:

1. Heat Manipulation
Silver Shade chemistry eagerly responds to temperature differences. Cooler temps yield nearly pure black & white tones, while warmer temperatures impart more and more sepia tones. Push the heat up and you'll see the tones shift into orange and yellow. Clever Impossible artists have devised a number of techniques to control this process, yielding amazing and truly unique results.

2. Manual Manipulation
You can also use any sort of blunt-tipped object to "draw" using the actual chemistry inside the frame. Traditional Polaroid artists perfected this technique in the 1970's to astounding effect. Experimenting with various implements, as well as time after exposure and application of temperature, will help you find the right combination to realize your artistic vision of the final image.

Preservation

To ensure that your images look the same 10 years from now as the day you made them - please learn about and use the Impossible Dry Age Kit to stabilize the chemistry for the long term. The oxidation process that makes the beautiful image will continue until the picture begins to change. The amount of this change depends on humidity in the air - but most of us live in sufficient humidity that we need to protect the images further. The Dry Age technique combines silica bead packets to speed the drying of the chemistry and to prevent any tonal shifts and a moisture proof bag to store your Impossible frames.

More Tips
  • All PX 600 films may also be used in SX-70 cameras with the use of the Impossible ND Filter Twinpack. No camera modifications necessary.
  • PX 600 Silver Shade films are the first monochrome films for vintage Polaroid 600 cameras since 2003!
  • For best results and longest shelf life, we suggest you "pop it in the fridge" until use.
About Impossible

Since taking over the former Polaroid film factory in Enschede, Netherlands, in 2008, Impossible celebrates analog instant photography by passionately manufacturing various new instant films for vintage Polaroid cameras. The unique and exciting Impossible films push analog instant photography beyond all traditional limits and offer a new, broad range of possibilities, characteristics and results.

Product Description

PX 600 Silver Shade Instant Film is a new monochrome material for your vintage Polaroid 600 camera, featuring a special UV filtering coat that enhances black and white tones. The Silver Shade line of Impossible films yields images that range from pure black and white to deep sepia tones. As with all Impossible films, the image is light sensitive for the first 3 minutes of development and MUST BE SHIELDED from light. The film responds actively to temperature, yielding black and white images when the film is chilled, to dark brown and orange-y tones when the film is warm. All Impossible films allow for various artistic manipulation techniques. NOTE: production date stamped on package. Films do not have an expiration date.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mr Night on February 9, 2011
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This film is sort of all over the map, which I guess you might expect from a film labeled "experimental."

The Bad: You can not in all fairness call this a 600ASA film. More like 100. They will come out blank in anything less than about the brightness of dim florescents (night shots are out). The need to cover them when they come out of the camera can also lead to mishaps. And at the hefty price of about $3 a shot, those blank shots are really painful.

The Good: When these do come out, they come out amazing. Like nothing else out there. If you are looking for a unique artsy look, these are pretty fine.
Also, you can find Poleroid 600 cameras for dirt cheap on Ebay. My camera cost less than the pack of film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adtr213 on July 1, 2011
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I really liked this item, it was easy to order and to use as well. If your looking towards getting something that Makes your pictures look old, this is your thing. I enjoyed using it and I'm going to order some more soon :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By esrvdb on August 19, 2011
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There is no doubt that these cartridges are awesome, almost limitless details to charge with exposure and temp. Definitely different from the original polaroid cartridges, but still a great product in their own right. I just wish they were less expensive, as the cost to experiment with them to find out what works for you is pretty steep.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy G. on July 30, 2011
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A good choice for beginners and novices alike. Cool lookin' old timey feel. Every picture develops a little differently, making each shot unique and exciting. You have to pay close attention not to let the light get it while it's developing or that's money wasted and a shot lost, but that comes with the territory. Great film, over all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James B. Fuller on July 22, 2011
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Very low saturation and therefore soft, but for the price (as compared to color 600) I can't complain too much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roger on February 13, 2012
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Just as good as brand name yet not even half the cost! Now everyone can afford to point and shoot!
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