At the end of the year I finished my last pack of Impossible Project PX680 instant film, as shown in the photo above, and ordered some packs of the new Polaroid Originals 600 film. This time I decided to go with two color packs and a pack of black and white, just to mix it up a little. On the last pack of Impossible I think I'd mastered, more or less, the art of getting decent exposures from this film with my circa 1986 Polaroid Spirit 600 camera. The trick is it slide the exposure level about half way towards dark, i.e. to underexpose. This seemed to mostly solve the tendancy of this film to blow out very bright or white / grey surfaces. On this last pack I was able to get usable results with each shot.
Apparently the new Polaroid Originals 600 color film has a new chemistry that renders the film more contrasty. I'll see about that soon enough but I can already see how that could lead to some very nice results if it holds up. Right now it's pretty dark and cold around here so I'm just waiting for some decent conditions to give it a try.
The new film comes in packaging very similar to the old Impossible Project film , just updated with the new retro-futuristic Polaroid branding. They did however put a little card in the box showcasing an old-school Polaroid camera, in this case the Spectra.
Nice touch. So stay tuned for my review of the new film packs.