Tagged: Instax

Week 47 – Instax

The week after Christmas, we were visited by family for a few days.  This was a great opportunity to break out the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic (a camera smaller than its name.)

People always love Instax.

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Mrs. Mack505
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Selfie with Kiddo

I always blink, so I don’t appear in many photos.

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Pleasant St.
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Let me out!

Week 21 – Recital

Skipping ahead to the present. . .

This week was Beth’s year-end band concert. She and her classmates did great.

I packed along my SX70 and my Instax Min 90. I figured there wasn’t much point in trying to get shots of her across the crowded auditorium, so I concentrated on portraits.

The SX70 was loaded with expired Impossible PX680 with an ND filter.  I didn’t expect much from the film, but I did get one decent portrait of Ericka and Beth.

The Instax did a more predictable job.

All dressed up
Beth & Jasmine

After the show we always go to the Agawam Diner for pie with friends. Jasmine’s brother Walter had never seen an instant photograph before and was mesmerized by the Instax.

Walter

Rescue Dog

Rescue Dog

I don’t often photograph people on the street. I’m just not comfortable approaching them. Today Beth and I went to Gloucester and Rockport with the Greater Boston Film Photographers meetup group. I met this man and his recently-adopted dog at Halibut Point State Park.

One of the nicest things about Instax is that you can shoot an extra to give to your subject. We parted with a smile.

Shot on the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic.

Instax 90 – Week 71 results

The Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is a nice little camera that seems smaller than its name.

I found it to be “point& shoot” easy to use. It has two shutter buttons, one on top and one on the front such that one is always in easy reach regardless of the orientation of the camera. The shutter fires quickly with a soft click, and the images are ejected with a soft whir. There is none of the loud drama of an integral Polaroid.

I experimented with the various shooting modes and really enjoyed the double exposure feature. (See Cricket below.) The film develops in a minute or two, and the images do not need to be shielded. Fuji has Impossible beaten on this score.

My jury is still out regarding the neck strap. In general I find them to be a good idea, but this one seemed to be always in the way.

I took a while to warm up to the size and experience of Instax, but I really love the Mini 90.

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Week 71 – Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

The newest addition to my collection is the Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. This latest addition to Fuji's Instax line has a more refined look and better controls than previous Instax models, and it has the advantage of film being available in major discount stores.

It features multiple shooting modes including portrait, sport, landscape, bulb, macro, and double exposure. Flash can also be manually controlled. I've been shooting with it all week and will post as soon as I can scan some images.

REFERENCES:

Fuji website

They are in production and available from many sources.