Thursday, January 5, 2012

New55 Examples

10X enlargement of corner of New55 
Here is a link to a slideshow of photographs taken with New55 FILM.  There is some additional content that is available to Flickr accounts, so you may want to sign up. Also, the slide show can be slowed down, and the captions can be displayed as the show plays. I cannot set it to do that from here, but you can while it is playing.

Some of the photographs are from the scanned in New55 negative, and a few are the corresponding positive print. A couple of the examples show both the positive and the negative.

Here is the link click here

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful! When do you think production will begin?

Bob Crowley said...

8 months after we obtain necessary financing. We do not have that in place yet, but we are pushing hard for it.

Anonymous said...

So Hopefully early next year....??????

Bob Crowley said...

8 months after funding. So if that happened early this year, we could release in 2012.

Think of it this way: We are prepared to move forward, have worked out enough of the basics to say with certainty that we can make it and get the results that are artistically compatible with our vision of a New55FILM product, and we are pretty much at the gate of commercializing it.

Commercializing any new product is a serious undertaking with money and time risk. It takes vision and commitment, and a view to the future that not everyone has. We've (Soundwave Research) have invested quite a good slug of money and resources already and it is a test of the viability of New55 and the 4x5 market in general if the next step can be taken with collaborators who also see how New55FIM can result in a series of new products for the post-digital era of Photography, with a capital P.

8 months after financing is the answer. If we got financing in 10 months, that would mean 18. If we got it tomorrow, it would be 8.

Anonymous said...

I've just spent over an hour reading this blog. It is delightful and interesting. Has it ever occurred to the people behind it to make "do it yourself" instructions? Would it even be possible for a skilled photographer to hand make a "new 55" if he/she could get the materials, perhaps from you?

Bob Crowley said...

hmmmmm

Of course someone could. Do they want to? Would that be more fun or valuable than buying it ready to go?

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. Hopefully you can make it affordable.

HSapien said...

Glad to hear you're reviving 55, and hope there will be a 665 equivalent as well. Is this in the works? Lots of us use 600 SE and Mamiya Universals.

Bob Crowley said...

This is is a completely new and different film with some of the characteristics of old 55. It is very doubtful we would attempt to make a pack film. The market for 665 was small indeed. Try monobath R3 with 120 film in your Mamiya.

Anonymous said...

You should have a one man show and with the film and other tools used in the project somewhere.

bedo said...

Hope you will find financing soon!
Don't give up and good luck!
bedo, Italy.