The Lab2Cam Conversion Kit makes several of our analog photography dreams come true at once by simply converting the Impossible Instant Lab into maybe the BEST INSTANT CAMERA EVER:
In hours-long handwork, Henny Waanders himself manufactured the Lab2Cam Conversion Kit in his workshop in Eibergen, Netherlands.
He patiently prepared the SX-70 lens for assembly, hand-cut each holder for the Copal shutter and clued all parts diligently together.
The two main components - the rare SX-70 lenses and original Copal shutters - come from his garage, which is actually more of a treasure chest filled with such photographic rarities. To merge them with the Instant Lab, the Impossible Project thankfully provided the necessary spare parts.
Every single Lab2Cam Conversion Kit was built and tested by Henny with all his incredible care and expertise. He even did a very last quality check when personally packing the 44 lenses at our Supersense headquarters. Also, each special edition certificate has been hand-signed and numbered by our true hero of analog Instant Cameras.
When we started the Impossible Project in 2008, we did that on one condition: we would only focus on inventing a new instant film, without approaching the temptation of also creating an upgraded, new analog Instant Cameras. Which is what we did.
Until we met Henny Waanders. In his 40 years career at Polaroid, he has been in charge of a team working on new applications and new product concepts. We realized that someone with a vast instant-camera-understanding, knowledge and expertise like him would make it possible to really start a new camera project.
Polaroid used to develop every single camera from scratch, a real challenge for engineering and production. But Henny already had a more innovative and modern approach in mind: the idea of a Film Processing Unit (FPU) - which would serve as a basis and an open source device for all sorts of analog Instant Cameras.
The FPU has already served as a basis for Impossible Instant Lab and the Supersense 66/6 Pinhole camera that sold out much too fast. Now, the FPU’s open source possibilities are being used and proudly demonstrated for the first, fully manual adjustable Instant Camera with an SX-70 lens. Maybe the highest quality integral film camera in history.
The conversion process to turn your Instant Lab into a manually adjustable camera with an SX-70 lens only takes a few seconds and can easily be reversed anytime. In our video, Henny Waanders personally shows you how to do it:
Please enjoy a few sample photos that show the possibilities and photographic qualities when using your morphed Instant Lab with the SX-70 lens.