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Friday, April 4, 2014

Test Lab - New Impossible Generation 2.0 Color Film

Welcome to the Test Lab - Today: Testing new instant film

by Thomas Preyer

Hey everyone,

today we are testing the new version of "The Impossible Project" Color 600 film. It is, at the moment, only available to Impossible Pioneers and will be released to the public later in 2014.


New opacification layer


Among the most distinctive changes is the new opacification layer. That layer is made to protect your image from light, as there is, within all film, a negative layer in an instant picture. This dark blue, chemical layer currently needs about 30 minutes to fully disappear.

The new layer will start to disappear a lot faster, as you will see, after about 2 minutes. The picture will still need about 30 minutes to fully develop, but you will see a lot sooner if you have shot or not. This is, in my opinion, a huge step forward.

What else changed? Well, read on and watch the video for more information.


Hands on: Testing the film including scans, more samples and conclusion


Alright, let's check out how the test went! 

*Disclaimer: Do not watch if you are allergic to selfies! ;-)*



We also made a GIF where you can see the development process after 1 minute, 2, 5, 10,15 ,30 and 45 minutes.


#selfie - development process of the new Impossible film

You can also check out our Flickr, we have the whole test set there, as well as the other samples from the test.


Conclusion: 


From what we can tell so far, the new opacification layer is really cool and will be a big help when you are out there shooting. 

The colors are not there yet, less saturated than their current film material. On the upside the contrast and sharpness are way better compared to what they have now. We are going to test the film some more tough :)

We are looking forward to your questions and comments! Additionally you can always send your questions to support@polawalk.com


Your PolaWalk team,

Thomas & Gilbert



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