Impossible Project PX 680 Is Here!

May 5, 2011 § 11 Comments

I usually showcase my own photography here, but I wanted to change things up a bit, in honor of the official release of The Impossible Project’s PX 680 Color Shade First Flush film. I put together some of my favorite photos taken by others, using this amazing new film…

Used by permission from Flickr user mikelanstrum
(Taken by Miguel Angel. Visit his Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelanstrum.)

Used with permission from Flickr user jstark4.
(Taken by Adam Goldberg. Visit his site at adamgoldbergdilettante.com.)

Used with permission from Flickr user anniebee.
(Taken by Anne Bowerman. Visit her Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniebee/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user Jesshibb
(Taken by Jessica Hibbard. View Jess’ website: Analog Adventures, LLC.)

Used with permission from Flickr user juli
(Taken by Juli Werner. Visit her website at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juli/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user Sara+h
(Taken by Sarah Rubens. Visit her Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51674556@N00/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user janelka
(Taken by Janel Jasper. Visit her website at: http://thedesertlovesyou.blogspot.com/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user redlomo.
(Taken by George Wells. Visit his Flickr photostream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/redlomo/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user jeffreywithtwof's
(Taken by Jeff Hutton. View his website at: http://www.jeffhuttonphoto.com/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user jakem
(Taken by Jake Messenger. Visit his website: http://jakemessenger.com/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user buradori.
(Taken by B. Johnson. Visit his Flickr photo stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/buradori/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user ludwigwest.
(Taken by Ludwig West. Visit his Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ludwigwest/.)

Used with permission from Flickr user xoazuree
(Taken by Azuree Wiitala. View her website at www.xoazuree.com.)

The above photos were taken using Impossible Project PX 680 Beta test film. The newly-released PX 680 First Flush film might yield different results for you, as the Impossible factory team is working constantly to adjust and perfect the film they produce. PX 680 FF is now available for sale at http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

It’s amazing film. Get shooting!

And of course, please visit my photo stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptobin/

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§ 11 Responses to Impossible Project PX 680 Is Here!

  • Ashley Erin says:

    What an amazing film and so many fantastic photos from great artists! Thank you for sharing them. 😀

  • azuree says:

    Wonderful round up Patrick. I’m delighted to be among such great photographers in this post!

  • […] was a lot of excitement about the release of the new PX680 film. Patrick and Emily both blogged about it, and included one of my images. The same photo was also featured on […]

  • James says:

    the first flush is proving to be different to the beta ones. bought a pack of ff myself. so far all shots experienced undeveloped patch, and quality is sub par : (

    wish I didnt need to say those words. but the beta really had my hopes up for the px 680, I thought it was actually going to make it….

    • James, yes, the FF is different from the beta, definitely. But you must remember that our factory team had to start from scratch with the film chemistry and color dyes. It is incredibly difficult to make this film, and the factory workers are constantly tweaking things. This is only first flush! Think of the leaps that have been made from the PX 100 and PX 600 First Flush releases! As for undeveloped patches, what camera are you using? Are your rollers clean?

      • James says:

        hey Patrick yea of course I totally understand the various reasons and difficulties. I of course support the TIP hence I bought a pack of ff the first day it became available in the UK despite me still having a fair bit of old pola in the fridge : )

        But on a personal level it really did disappoint perhaps not so much on its quality solely, it was the fact that the beta version was so so promising that I would expect no less from an actual production batch if not better really? 😦

        I use it with my SX-70 model 2, its clean and has been working perfectly fine for many years with polaroid films. I even followed the video put up by TIP the ‘push down camera’ method for the folding type cameras to try avoid providing patches. the patch got a little smaller but still in considerable size.

        top left was first shot. others I followed the ‘push down’ camera method. so far all four of my shots have undeveloped patches.

        I did get undeveloped patch on some px100 but they are so so much smaller and did not need to perform the ‘push down camera’ method.

      • Wow, I’m actually surprised by how big the patches are. The rollers on the SX-70 cameras are generally tighter, too. You’re sure there is no chemical gunk on the sides of the rollers, even a tiny amount? I will show your picture to our camera wiz, Frank, when I get to Impossible today. Maybe he can give you some better advice. I understand about thinking the FF would be better than beta, but again, it’s just a different batch. Our second batch should be out in the summer. I will be in touch with you with advice from Frank.

  • James says:

    hey thanks for you help. my rollers do seem fine?

    the ‘push down’ camera method is supposed to give the rollers more force to push the chemicals through the film right? what about leaving the latch slightly open as in further ‘down’ so more force to squeeze the chemicals?

    • I wouldn’t recommend doing that. If you have the film door open, the print could bend and give you even worse undeveloped patch and will improperly distribute the chemicals. It could also cause light leaks. I will ask Frank at Impossible what he thinks.

      • James says:

        finally got one that has no patch at all just now!…. applied considerable force (parental guidance required)

  • James says:

    the 7th shot in the pack lol

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