A while ago I bought a mint condition Polaroid Sum LMS and a boat load of 600 film for my wife for her birthday. I know, nice, aren’t I?
Anyway, I also got her some of the Impossible Project‘s ‘Silver Shade’ film – a new experimental Polaroid style film – it takes whimsical images in a kind of pale sepia black and white style, which of course, knowing her, would be awesome.
One teensy problem though – the film is temperature sensitive.
Too cold, and the image doesn’t really develop – washing out into pale tones
Too hot (+24C) and the image darkens into a deep orange brown.
And Perth, where I live is, of course, famously hot.
So all photos came out very dark and not at all whimsical. So dark as to be unusable.
So, my recommendation is to avoid the Silver Shade films if you live in an overly hot or cold place.
And, after all that, she decided that as much as she loves the Polaroid, it’s too big for her hands and she can’t get it to take clear shots. So she’s given it to me in exchange for a brand new Fuji Instax Mini 25. A fair trade I think 🙂