Are many people using these?
I got an Instax mini 90 a few days ago and it's a lot of fun.
I've only taken 20 snaps just to discover setting and ability and have been looking at tips on youtube and there's a lot can be done with them.
Any tips or photos to share?
Is it worth in investing in a scanner if you wanted to reprint them?
Here's 2 I snapped yesterday...
I just photo'd them with my phone in bad light...I'm assuming that not the best way of reproducing them.
**Youtube a Japanese fellow stretching ladies tights over the lens for effects. The results look good and the youtube clip is a little creepy and a little funny.
I used the Instax Mini in the past, but have swapped to the Polaroid Snap recently.
The Instax Mini is the better camera and it's much more easy to get film for it, but the Polaroid Snap has the big advantage that you can put in a MicroSD card and keep the photos.
I'm using them normaly when I photograph refugees, as they are a great hit with the kids, so keeping the photos is important to me, as the prints are normally given away.
There is also a Polaroid Z2300, which has a display at the back, but it's harder to get hold of and there are roumors of a new Snap before the end of the year, with a display as well, so they might get rid of some of the problems.
I have some examples here (first time I used the camera and no postprocessing) from a recent trip to to Paris.
The print outs are normally more saturated and they haveoften a little bit of a blueish colourcast.
I picked up an instax* on adverts a while back. It's a nifty format, but the cameras are a bit crap. Can't help but think that some semi-manual model with a decent lens would sell like hotcakes.
Shot my parents anniversary using it, which was neat, but I've mostly been sticking the film into an old plate holder, exposing it using a mamiya press, then sticking it back into the cartridge to use the instax to spread the gloop. Not really instant.
*actually a 'polaroid' 300 which is just a rebranded instax sold by whatever shell company owns the polaroid brand nowadays
I had a Polaroid snap for a while. Its a fun camera but the printer got knackered very quickly. The quality of the prints wasn't great really. Not in a lomo waay not great just in a bad dpi not great if that makes sense. I have a Instax mini 90 now and its great fun to use. I don't use it for work, just family gatherings and the like usually so I don't mind giving a few of the shots away. I have a couple of photo albums filled now which I'm hoping the kids will enjoy looking at when they get older.
I like the limited manual ability on the neo 90- 3f stops, double exposure, B and macro.
The double exposure especially is fun
I see Leica have released an instant camera that takes Instax film. It looks to be more or less the same as the Neo 90 except for funkier colours and the manual modes are the same but it's twice the price.
Fuji's releasing a monochrome film this month too...exciting!
Now, This is good news indeed. Black/White is a question I had in store and nothing was on the horizon so whoop!!!
Some new instax stuff coming out. New square format film and camera, also a new black and white film. Amazingly, Leica have stuck their name on a mini instax camera called the Sofort.
Great news for those of us still interested in instant photos. That new square format film and camera may get me handing out money for new gear next year.
The Sofort is €280?!?! I don't understand what they've done. Changed the outside of the Neo Classic Mini 90 and nearly doubled the price? Bizarre.
I want to try the b&w film so much, it looks really interesting. I do a fair bit of b&w digital conversions so shooting it straight will be nice.
The square format looks interesting but I'm unlikely to buy a whole new camera for it. I wonder if we'll ever see a camera that handles the Instax wide, mini and square formats together? Now THAT I'd pay good money for.
A little teaser here for the new square format instax camera. Looks sleek.
Conns have the monochrome in stock
€11.99 for ten so roughly the same as the colour which I'm surprised by
Edit: oh and its gone!
Good news though. Looks like Fuji are not charging a premium for the new monochrome film.
Is monochrome not cheaper to produce than colour anyway?
Monochrome is back in stock at Conns. I've just impulse ordered three packs :-/
Thinking of getting one for the wife. Which is the best one to get and how much does it cost per photo?