LC-Wide has recently had her first birthday. I bought it almost when it was released and it completely changed my shooting style; I took the Instant Bundle, because I liked very much the idea of having the capability to shoot on Instax Mini film.
Trying to test the LC-Wide Instant Kit, I first tried to use it during a cloudy day. I trusted the settings reported in the back of the Kit. Luckily, if you are on a cloudy but not too dark day, these settings are perfect and the results could be really amazing. Having a wide angle lens in the LC-Wide, panoramas doesn’t look so amazing, because of the little dimensions of the Instax Mini frame; human subjects or near objects are cool, because they appear proportioned in relationship to frame’s little dimensions.
For what concerns the full light conditions, usually the LC-Wide tends to overexpose films (both 35mm and Instax Mini) so there’s the risk to have some white shots. I’ve never found a fixed setting algorithm and I think it’s quite difficult to understand it: there’s a too large amount of light possibilities and the combination between the LC-Wide and the Instax Mini is too sensitive to light variations.
It’s quite probable to have the same problem with flashes (I tried to test the Instax Mini with the Fritz the Blitz Flash). In particular, in some of my test shots, there are many white (overexposed) areas and some little greenish areas in the middle of the white ones: these greenish areas are a little mystery for me.
This couple of camera and accessory is the perfect idea if you want to experiment a lot and be very surprised by the results.