Film cameras The instax camera of your dreams?!

Discussion in 'Gear talk' started by jojonas, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Magellan ...boom!!

    Haha okay yeah this might actually be the one instax I see myself getting. :D

    what do you guys think?

    Technical Specifications

    • Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film
    • Exposure Area: 62mm x 46mm
    • Lens Focal Length: 38mm (21mm equivalent)
    • Shutter Speed: Bulb (maximum 30 seconds), 8s-1/250 (Auto Shooting Mode)
    • Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values (Ambient Exposure)
    • Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
    • Multiple Exposures: Unlimited
    • Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m)
    • Built-in Flash: Automatic Flash & Flash Off Mode
    • Auto Exposure Type: Programmed Automatic
    • Aperture: f/4.5, f/22
    • Zone Focusing Setting: 0.3m / 0.6m / 1m-infinite
    • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3m
    • Remote Control Trasmission: Infrared
    • Remote Control Sensor Range: 1-2m in bright sunshine, up to 5m indoors
    • Film Counter: LED indication, counting down
    • Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (2 x 3V)
    • Remote Control Battery Supply: 1 x CR1632 batteries (3V)
    • Tripod mount: Yes
    • Filter Thread Diameter: 43mm
  2. Glass lens, over/under exposure control and bulb are definite plus. Instax Mini is maybe neither plus nor minus - I'd rather have Wide, but I've also seen the rumors that the new Square film will replace Wide. Then again, would I rather have Square than Mini? Hmm...

    I guess what I really want is the glass off an old Zeiss folder with a decent rangefinder (even if I had to measure the range and then set the focus ring) and an Instax back. Oh, and I'd also like to be able to afford it, so I guess if that's ever going to happen I'd have to make it myself ;)
  3. I played with one of these at the photography show at the weekend. Feels very plasticky in the hand but not as flimsy as some lomo cameras. If it can do consistent exposures and the glass is at least a little sharp then it could be the best instax camera ever!
  4. Oh, setting the bar quite high! ;)

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  5. as long as it's not as flimsy as the diana f+!!

    I've seen some good work with that first lomo instant though, peeps making use of it's manual settings to get control of shutter and aperture. the lens doesn't make me go hurrah though
  6. I've kinda gone off instax as a fine art medium. It's super power is clearly putting smiles on peoples faces and I love it for that...

    Fuji X-T1 + Fuji SP1 = :D
  7. ... And now there's the SQ10, which mashes a digital camera (circa 1999) onto the front of an SP2 printer that's stretched to handle the new SQUARE format. Is the Instax film seriously only capable of 800x800 dot resolution? If so I guess it's an okay idea, but it seems awfully limiting.
  8. The SQ10 looks interesting - it can correct the inconsistencies of the Mini 90 before printing!

    And on printing, I would have guessed 800x800. The SP2 is 800x600 and the square is simply a square of the long side of that. My SP1 printer is just 640x480 but even that is enough as the prints are so small.

    My X-T1 stopped talking to the SP1 last weekend though - now I suspect a stealth firmware upgrade over the air. Where is my tin foil hat emoji?

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