That crazy blue eye tho.
@jack Real Polaroid or one of the modern copies?
@hjertnes It’s the newer “i-Type”B&W in the OneStep2. Feels like cheating but it’s such a fun, simple camera.
@jack Cool. I’m in a committed relationship with 35mm film. But it will be interesting to see how well the new Polaroid stuff will last.
Because the old ones faded really fast, if I remember correctly.
@hjertnes The recent film from Impossible Project is not bad. I still bake the b/w shots to stabilize them, but I’ve had bunch (color and b/w) shots hanging on wall for 2-3 years and they’ve done pretty good.
@oyam I don’t love the technical quality of the images, but I do love the whole process of shooting instant film. Also, “bake”?
@jack bake and n oven on low heat to dry them out and stop the chemical process, helps with fading and browning (b/w only, the color is slightly different chemistry and it affects the colors). I think Inpossible Project sells silica pouches you can use for the same thing – Dry Age Kit it’s called, I think.
@oyam I didn’t know that, thanks!
@jack I just poked around the site and don’t see it anymore, so it may no longer be required with the newer film. I’m still using my stock from 2-3 years ago though, and that definitely needs it.
@jack how do you like the OneStep 2 camera? I still use an old SX-70 and really enjoy it, so never even thought about the new one.
@oyam I love the SX-70, but also I enjoy using the OneStep2. Might be that it’s cheap, solid, and has a built-in flash. I tend to be more careful with the SX-70. The OneStep2 is more fun that I expected. The film is cheaper too.
@oyam Some of the early Impossible film was interesting (to put it nicely). I supported them and loved being able to use the old cameras again, but I found the results to be pretty bad. The newer stuff is much better, and still a blast to shoot.
@jack Agreed! Same here… the really old bw film was decent, but the color was all over the place, I found. I mostly shot the bw stuff back then. Still impressive what they managed and how fast their iterations were. I still have two unopened packs of Push, but I’m pretty sure that’s dead by now, heh.
@oyam I tried some original Push recently and the results were not pretty: jack.baty.net/2017/shot…
@jack yikes! I figured as much, though. I get the same results with a 2 year old color film, so I’m not surprised the touchy Push film is a dud by now. Good to know, i can take it out of fridge, haha. I think I’ll just keep the original packs intact.
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