CYANOGRAPH SX-70 Film Review

Cyanograph Film ReviewA few weeks ago I posted that The Impossible Project came out with some experimental film called Cyanograph. It was a monochromatic all blue film and was made for use with SX-70 model cameras. It was relatively cheaper then their normally priced film so I managed to buy a few packs of it.

Below are some of the results of the film using several different cameras, though I believe the best came from a folding SX-70 SLR.  The first few are from non-folding box SX-70 cameras and were mostly taken outside in sunlight.

Cyanograph Film SX-70 Impossible ProjectThis first photo was taken with a non-folding SX-70 camera with an electronic flash. I think that the contrast between the sheets and Mark came out really well and it’s one of the best lit photos that I was able to take.


Cyanograph Film SX-70

Cyanograph Film SX-70 The next few were taken with a SX-70 SLR folding camera. I had just bought myself an SLR folding camera without the sonar as a treat and I love it so much!

Cyanograph Film SX-70 Impossible ProjectThe above was taken indoors with a flash bar, but it was very late at night and I still think that I needed to pull the dial over to the lighter side to help make the photo clearer. This is of a little Buddha bank that I have with a little tiny plastic man that I had posed in front.



Cyanograph Film SX-70 Impossible ProjectThis photo was also taken indoors, but it was during the day when it was bright. The camera actually came out my clearer than in this scan and the details are great.

Cyanograph Film SX-70 Impossible Project

I loved most of the results and wished I had more time to experiment with it to get the best results that I could. I felt that some of my photos were a little under exposed on most of my cameras. I needed a little more light or should have turned my dial a little bit to the brighter side.

Though the SX-70 version of this film has sold out The Impossible Project announced yesterday that they have released a 600 version of the film for us to try. It will be priced the same as the SX-70 film at $18.00 per pack of 8 or $34.00 for a twin pack. You can save up to $6.49 per pack compared to their regularly priced film ($23.49). As I said in my last post this is an experimental film and I would expect for there to be some exposure and development kinks that will arise when shooting, but I think it’s well worth if for the price.

Specifications for the 600 Series Film (from The Impossible Project):

  • 8 exposures per pack
  • Type: Monochrome Blue instant film for Polaroid™ 600-type cameras
  • Format: 3.5 x 4.2 in (8.8 x 10.7 cm)
  • Image area: 3.1 x 3.1 in (7.9 x 7.9 cm)
  • Finish: Glossy
  • Development: 40 minutes approximately at 70°F (21°C)
  • Battery: Built in, long lasting battery to power up the camera and flash

I’m going to buy a couple of packs to see how it compares, but I would buy ASAP as they sell out pretty quickly on this type of film. You can purchase CYANOGRAPH 600 Film here.

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