A 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.
This 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.
The 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.
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.