What happens if I take out the instax film canister from my camera with film still inside?

Removing the instax film canister from your camera when you still have unexposed film inside will likely result in at least one ruined and unusable instax. This is because the instax film has been exposed to light. If you try putting the film canister back in the camera and shooting a photo, you may end up with a completely white photo with no information, or a just heavily overexposed but discernible image, depending on how much light it received. Any instax film beneath the first one will probably be fine, although they could also contain light leaks.

The good news is that this scenario is unlikely to happen because most instant cameras, including Lomography cameras, have a film counter which will tell you how many images you have remaining before you need to replace the cartridge.

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