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.
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.
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.