The Film Pharmacist : Polaroid 664 B&W Instant Film

Catalog Number : 023
Reviewed By : Me! Akshay Bhoan
Film Name : Polaroid 664 B&W Instant Film
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant :  3 ¼ x 4 ¼ in – Instant
Speed (ISO) : 100
Color / Slide / BW : BW
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : None
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : None
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : Discontinued
Contrast : Medium
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : Medium
Developement Time (Only For Instant Films) : 30 sec – 21°C (70°F)
Personal Comments : This was the very first instant film that I ever shot and the emotion it evokes is unsurpassed. I came upon two packs which were a gift from my lovely friend Penny, who’s an expert on Instant Films. The film is “peel apart” type, that means when pulled out, it needs to rest for a duration of time (specified as development time) and then its top skin can be removed to expose the final image. Unlike the Fuji instant film line, this peel doesn’t produce a negative when bleached. The film is brilliant, its tonalities are deep and silky smooth. Unfortunately its no more in production and the only stock available is either back stock sold by people who had extra or a small quantity sold by Impossible Project, which stored these in inert gas chambers.

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