I finally bought myself an instax camera a few days ago! I’ve been wanting to get one for ages but it wasn’t on the top of my list to buy, so when I saw the design for the mini 90 I knew I had to get it. I currently really like the vintage look which mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm X-Pro1 has.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 “Neo Classic” is the latest release in the instax range which has more features such as:
- being able to control the lightness (D, N, L, L+)
- flash (you can choose no flash, flash or no red eye)
- party mode so you capture the background as well as the subject in low lighting
- kids mode for fast moving objects
- landscape mode
- macro mode
- bulb exposure mode
- double exposure mode
- self timer
I think another appealing feature is that the camera comes with a rechargeable battery! According to Fujifilm, it should last for about 10 film packs. The camera also comes with a shoulder strap to make it more convenient to carry around
The Aust RRP $219 while on Amazon Japan you can find it for selling ￥16,635. At first I was thinking of asking my friends to get it for me when they go to Japan, but I managed to get it for $199 and it’s always better to have Australian warranty lol. Also factoring in the exchange rate and shipping cost, I’m not paying that much more for it
Here are some images I’ve taken so far. It’s hard for me getting used to a fixed lens lol! I’ve never really had to estimate the distance between myself and the subject so I have a feeling I’m going to waste more film before I get it right. Makes you realise how easy it is to keep retaking photos with digital cameras.
If you’re interested to see more shots, I’ll be scanning them to my flickr
I really look forward to taking more shots! I think part of the excitement with instant film is seeing if what comes out is what you envisioned lol