Film When You Get Your 10yr Daughter A Fuji Instax Camera For Christmas...

MoonMind

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Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
Oh and..."Dad" uses the plain white ones with his SPP-1 printer that he carries around with his X100T ;)
Actually, the SP-1 is the one thing still missing from the armoury - at some point in time, I'll have to find out how well it works with other brands (i.e. the apps). I'm thoroughly back into shooting instant, the latest addition being this baby:


It's bloody addictive, as I'm sure you know by now ...

M.
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
Yes, it is...:cool:
This is "Dad's" (er my) travel & hand-me out kit :)
Small, Light Weight, Compact, Fuji Travel Kit by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr
Great idea - I saw something very similar on Zack Arias' site. At the moment, I use the Instax Neo 90 for this. But of course, this means that I have to carry a second camera and can't share the images I've taken with my digital gear ...

Anyway, for "serious" shooting, I prefer the Lomo'Instant Mini - extremely simple, yet very interesting (i.e. challenging!) to shoot. I've come a long way since acquiring it and now regularily use it with filters and a light meter ... The big one shown above is a different beast, much closer to the Neo 90 in the way it works (it's got a fully automatic shutter - not only one single shutter speed), and I'm still getting to the bottom of its abilities. What I can say is that shooting it with the UWA attachment is quite a bit of fun - I can even imagine doing some street shooting with it (coming from the Mamiya 6, it's not as strange as it might seem ...).

M.
 

RT Panther

All-Pro
Dec 25, 2012
Matt,
The really great thing about the X100T/INSTAX Share Printer combo is giving prints to strangers on the spot. "We" take all the images of strangers but what do they get from it? It's been nothing but 100% positive responses when I ask strangers to take their image AND I tell them that I will give them a print of their image too!

Here are some images that I've also given out as prints to the folks for posing too! :)

Monster-Con by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Alamo City Comic Con by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Starbuck's Barista by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Spring Yoga by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Just Hangin' Out by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Enjoying The Afternoon by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Happy Couple On Hays Street Bridge by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

Great idea - I can even imagine doing some street shooting with it
M.
 

gryphon1911

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Feb 6, 2015
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew
Actually, the SP-1 is the one thing still missing from the armoury - at some point in time, I'll have to find out how well it works with other brands (i.e. the apps). I'm thoroughly back into shooting instant, the latest addition being this baby:


It's bloody addictive, as I'm sure you know by now ...

M.
I'm so curious about this....I have the Diana f+ instant...but have been thinking that the camera above might be even better. Any thoughts about it, or a link to some images you've made with it would be great! :D

Or should I throw caution to the wind and just pick one up!
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
I'm so curious about this....I have the Diana f+ instant...but have been thinking that the camera above might be even better. Any thoughts about it, or a link to some images you've made with it would be great! :D

Or should I throw caution to the wind and just pick one up!
I haven't had it long enough to have a lot to show, in fact I'm still testing it out. I might get around to scanning a couple of images next weekend, though. I can keep you posted if you like.

M.
 
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dalethorn

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I looked at a Fuji Instax Mini-90 at Urban Outfitters today, and then I saw they're on Amazon for $136 USD. So to get the camera, the Fuji carry case, a couple boxes of film - about $200. I wonder if it's possible to recover a negative from the camera and have a professional enlargement made.
 
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dalethorn

Guest
Hmm...Is there a negative per se'?
The reason I ask is because it's about $200 to get started with the Mini 90, which looks more like a real camera, and since there are mini-printers around that you can use with an iPhone anywhere, it doesn't make sense to me to have a film camera for instant prints if there's no negative.
 

RT Panther

All-Pro
Dec 25, 2012
The reason I ask is because it's about $200 to get started with the Mini 90, which looks more like a real camera, and since there are mini-printers around that you can use with an iPhone anywhere, it doesn't make sense to me to have a film camera for instant prints if there's no negative.
I *think* the Instax Smart Phone Printer can be used with any digital camera that can go wireless to a smartphone. This might be a better option for you.
 
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dalethorn

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The option I was really considering would have a negative, like many of the Polaroid cameras.
 

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