There are various instant cameras present today, and a lot of people have been using them recently. This article focuses on the Instax Wide 200 instant film camera. For me, nothing beats the instant wideness of the Instax Wide.
The Instax Wide 200 camera is second instant camera variant released by Fuji. It uses a wider instant film compared to the Instax Mini. It’s one of the bulkier models of the instax series but it makes up for it with the wide instant film size.
The technical details are as follows:
- Lens: 95mm (2-element lens)
- Aperture Range: Fixed (f/14)
- Film Type: Instax Wide Film 800ASA
- Frame Size: 3.9 × 2.4″ (99 × 62mm)
- Focusing Range: Two modes; 3-9.8’ (0.9-3 m), 9.8’ (3 m) to Infinity
- Shutter Speed: 1/64 to 1/200 second
- Flash : Auto Flash with Override, Recycle time 4 sec
- Flash Range: 3-9.8’ (0.9-3 m)
- Batteries: 4x AA batteries
- Dimensions: 7 × 3.7 × 4.6″ WxHxD
The dimensions might fool you; this is a fairly light camera compared to cameras with similar dimensions. It’s generally not as popular as its tiny sibling, but I find it better and cheaper since the film pack costs roughly the same as a pack of Instax Mini while having twice the film size.
It’s great for portraits which is why most of my shots are of people.
It’s also a good all around camera and that multiple exposure trick for Instaxes also works for the Instax Wide.
Its only downside is the viewfinder; If you’re near your subject, there’s a big chance that you’ll have a parallax error. This is happens especially if you ask another person (who’s not used to it) to take your photo. You’ll get used to it eventually and you’ll learn to avoid it.
Pro Tip: When asking another person to take your photo, compose the photo first and tell him/her to hold the camera at that position and to just press the shutter.
If you don’t mind the size of the camera itself, I highly recommend getting one! It’s a lot of fun to shoot instant film! It’s even cheaper than the impossible project film while almost having the same size! Happy shooting!