What caused this spread failure?
I picked up a pack of the new Polaroid 600 film for my Sun600 LMS since I do not know how long he has left, but I know my time is limited. While I'll live with the spread issue as it only one bad photo (plus you know, the flaw is unique) the others are fine. This camera has been around for like 2-3 generations so it's not new, but it's proven itself since it's survived under my use and my grampa. If anything it's a testament to how long lived the old 600 land cameras are, even if the film is more expensive because it can't use i-type like Polaroid Now.
Could this have been due to the fact the camera hasn't been used since they stopped making the original film and I didn't use it at all during the original Impossible Project era due to cost and batch improvements? It seems like now that I put a Polaroid Originals pack in there with the current Impossible Project formula, the camera just needed to be exercised again.
Yes, I did consider grabbing a few "expired" packs of the original formula from the old Polaroid but it's way too expensive and risky.
Cette question est-elle utile ?
I will say if anyone wants to buy this film, don't buy expired unless you can burn the cash basically -- you're playing storage lottery now. I might gamble on that stuff but I want it to be from 2008/9 as those are the last batches. The rest are junk or very high risk.
For the new film from Impossible Project, plan on the first pack or two being a bum, or less then ideal results for the first time. What I found helped me is I will adjust the exposure +/- 1/2 (give or take) based on lighting which is why my first photo looked bad but my second one shown is fine (relative to the fist try which has the defect). Even the original stock from the old Polaroid had issues in low light since it's an analog format.
Don't let the fist misses stop you if you really want to use it. The current formula is nothing like the Edwin Land formula (you can thank our wonderful US gov't for restricting or banning the chemicals from the original formula as a outright ban and not using common sense).
@oldturkey03 have you ever see this on the Impossible stock or you've never used it?