Polaroidland visitors almost certainly know about New55 by now. Bob Crowley’s Massachusetts startup, just a short drive from Edwin Land’s vanished Cambridge mothership, got started with a Kickstarter campaign to make single-shot black-and-white instant film, akin to (and in some ways improving upon) Polaroid’s old Type 55. Despite some significant production problems at the beginning, New55 has been making and selling […]
Breaking news in Polaroidland, and this is actually pretty big.
I’ve posted before about the wonders of Type 55, the 4-by-5-inch peel-apart film that gave photographers both a print and a usable negative. It was black-and-white, and slow in speed–the negative was ISO 25 to 35, the print ISO 50–so its images were […]
Been a busy week, and I am late reporting on Tuesday’s announcement from The Impossible Project: a new product, financed through Kickstarter. It’s part-and-parcel with Impossible’s new camera, which has been in the works for some time, and thus far takes the form of (more or less) the bottom half of an SX-70/600-style camera: […]
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