The Fuji Instax 100 is an quite old instant cam, coming from the end of the 90's, quite different (and ugly) compared to the modern Fuji instax 200.
I wanted a instant cam. A “Pola” as we say in France. But, now, “Polaroid est mort, vive Fuji!”
I started with some instax mini (check my other reviews!) because they are cheaper and easier. So I buy the 55, the 50, I offer the 20… I confess that I’m a fuji instax maniac for 2 years now (and about 300 pictures…). But the “great-beautiful-strange-lovely-magic-as-a-polaroid”, as known as the Wide, was my target.
So, I decided to buy it. I looked e-bay, as a lover searching for a beautiful brunette…I found my (blue) brunette, and buy it, 20 € with the bag. Good deal, but hazardous because the cam was 10 years old. Well, for the design the instax wide 100 is ugly, even if you like abstract art. And the cam is GIANT, a pocket is not enough, but a small bag no more!
Start… The lens extends from the body! WOW! Don’t be afraid! There is a two zone focus lens (for close-up –but less than 1 meter is hazardous because of flash -and distance shots), a lowlight automatic flash. There is also a comfortable grip design, quite small compare to the enormous camera. Pictures come out of the top. But, bad news, the cam don’t have a timer. Words are very unnecessary sometime: looks the pictures in this review, they were made with my instax Wide 100, from September to October (cloudy), and during parties. They are quite dark, compare to pics of the instax wide 200, but I like this vintage darky spirit, like if the pictures were coming from the 80’s. I hope you like it.
The Wide has a liquid crystal display to show how many pictures you have, On this LCD, one day, appeared a strange “E”. But the cam was not empty at all. I tried everything, including Indian prayer, changing batteries (4 LR4 inside) and voodoo: my cam never start again. Rest In Peace instax wide 100.
Of course, you imagine now why I will write soon an other review, but about the instax wide 200 this time!