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Polaroid, anyone?

Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:55 pm

A new supply of 20x24 Polaroid stock is being cut down into single shot packs in Vienna for use in pack film cameras, and pro backs.



There is of course a finite supply of the original stocks, so when that is gone, it's done. I wish I had my 110B converted to pack film.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:18 pm

The shoot in Paris is done, and the results are in. I'll let you make your own minds up about the viability of this project.



I for one am putting the 100B back into storage.

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Post by alexvaras » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:48 am

I would do it... now more than before Im in favour to have the Polaroid back plus film...

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Post by PFMcFarland » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:51 pm

This just in! The once dead New55 peel apart product has come back to life with the formation of a new company and redesign of the product.

http://famousformat.com/

I bought a 545 holder for $20 boxed with the instructions that could use some cleaning, now I just have to dig out the small trays for fixing the negatives. Check out the Nick Carver video of his first foray on the New55 site, and his follow-up on You Tube. It's got me exited about getting back into 4x5.

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Post by alexvaras » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:41 am

I saw the video but... if it's doing the same of a usual negative plus a positive, yes develop time is shorter, no daylight tank, etc... but I'm not 100% sure if this will match any delta 100, tmax, trix usual negatives.
15$ per shot is quite a lot, am I missing something?

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Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:43 pm

alexvaras wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:41 am
I saw the video but... if it's doing the same of a usual negative plus a positive, yes develop time is shorter, no daylight tank, etc... but I'm not 100% sure if this will match any delta 100, tmax, trix usual negatives.
15$ per shot is quite a lot, am I missing something?
As with any small batch production, New55 is going to be a little expensive relative to just shooting film. But it has more promise of succeeding as a business model since b&w is more popular among large format aficionados, and being an instant product no darkroom is needed. They seem to have solved the supply chain problem for raw materials, and should be able to ramp up production/reduce price in the future.

The other outfit however has a limited supply of material stock, and when that is gone, it's over with.

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