Originally Posted by ulrich.von.lich
That looks f-ugly.
Can't believe it's from the same company that made the Polaroid SX 70.
I hope Polaroid will go bankrupt soon and get purchased by the Impossible Project.
Polaroid is the Frank Sinatra to the Impossible Project's Steve and Eydie Gorme: "Look at you - you're just swimming in my wake." Ok, so it was Phil Hartman's impression of Sinatra on The Sinatra Group
, but you get the picture.
Polaroid has already been bankrupt, and the name is being licensed to C+A for cameras using different imaging technologies.
The Impossible Project has struggled - in more years than it took to invent integral film - to accurately reproduce a product on the market for decades. And this has been a stumbling process even with Ilford behind the effort. They don't have Edwin Land's magic. And someone else now owns the magic rainbow logo.
But even the Zink technology in the currrent "zombie" Polaroid brand is a highly innovative product that is completely legitimate (and weird enough for Dr. Land to have approved). It doesn't involve caustic paste, uneven development that wastes frames, poor keeping characteristics, or any of the other ills of Polaroid film, and lacks the screwy color and relatively uneven development of Impossible film. More power too them.
And fugly? You've seen Impossible's idea of an attractive camera?