I purchased the Instax mini 20 from a friend because I felt that my Mini 10 was going to be declared beyond repair by the Fuji Technicians after having just bought it second hand. Good thing I did because when the Fuji guys said my Instax was gonna stay dead, I had already reserved the last unit that my friend was selling. Like other Mini’s this edition produces credit sized prints. I use it mostly for special occasions as cartridges are a bit costly by any standard. It’s really a party cam more than anything else. An attention grabber, people always want to pose and see what this round camera can do. Polaroids were never really the rage in my country and familiarity of the technology sort of skipped a couple of generations. So in a way not only is it a fancy old-school camera but a teaching tool to initiate people to the wonders of analogue. I love having friends doodle on the print but in some cases I just add captions digitally for convenience.
It has a built-in auto flash and has two shutter speeds at 1/30 and 1/400 sec. Fuji released a couple of editions released for the 2002 World Cup and some for Sanrio and Puma and some Cheki editions also. It has an LCD for the film counter, long range shooting mark, flash status indicator. There’s a little LED light that confirms changes that you put in via the easy to manage control system. Which comes in handy when shooting in really dark places.
My biggest gripe about the camera is the form factor. Of all the Instax Mini cameras it is the bulkiest. It’s really chunky, the round shape and lack of a dedicated grip to hold the unit makes handling a bit awkward. There were even some cases that there were misfires because I accidentally tripped one of the trigger buttons. I always make sure to use the strap as my stubby fingers might drop my precious camera unintentionally.
For people just wanting to try an instant camera this a good balance between cost and camera capability. It’s one of the cheapest in the line of Mini’s but not any less capable.
With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!
I've always wanted to have an instant camera, but what put me off were the expensive price of the film and the transience of the photos. But then I wasn't able to fight it any longer and bought myself an Instax Wide 210 set. Now, here is a review of the Fuji Instax Wide film.
Our featured camera for this installment of Lomopedia is known for lo-fi panoramic shots and its clunky plastic body. It’s no other than the Ansco Pix Panorama camera. Get to know about this panoramic shooter after the cut.
The shoutbox is always open for the community's honest opinions, surprising suggestions, and sweetest greetings. It is also an avenue for members from across different countries to dicuss and interact with one another. We'd like to commend these lomographers for keeping this humble space booming with entertaining conversations all year long. Congratulations to our top shoutbox users of 2014.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
Yes it's here! We are incredibly proud to launch our first dedicated instant camera via Kickstarter, available in four editions and packed with features for limitless and instant experimentation. Find out more here ...
Ron Lau from Lomography's Camera and Lens Development team recently tested the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens. With Leica M2 and Voigtlander R2A cameras, he used the lens to capture scenes from his daily grind and beautiful seascapes from a recent trip. He shares the photos and talks of the Minitar and its capabilities in this brief yet informative interview.
Turn your instant photos into bizarre snapshots with this super-easy tip, using the Lomo'Instant Camera with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer! This Tipster will show you how to create fun, sliced-and-diced instant photos with vibrant splashes of color. Try it on your next party - your friends will love it!
We're ecstatic to read an in-depth review of the Lomography Petzval Lens, from the cool folks over at The Phoblographer. It's exciting to find out that, like us, they are in-love with the Petzval Lens too, so much that they gave it an impressive 4/5 rating! If you're thinking of getting a Petzval Lens, you'll find this featured review very useful. Check out an excerpt and the link to the full article after the jump!
The Lomo'Instant is different from all other instant cameras. The lenses and various settings really set it apart from Polaroid and Instax cameras. I bought the Lomo'Instant just last December, and it is already my go-to camera for instant photography.