It was only a matter of time until Lomography came out with a new camera to support Instax Wide film; and today is that day. Following the success of the company’s Lomo’Instant, Lomography is today introducing their new Lomo’Instant Wide. Essentially, it’s the Lomo’Instant camera but this time around it’s more tailored for the wide format film. With that said, it comes in a wide variety of colors too.
This camera has three shooting modes: Bulb, auto, and Fixed shutter speed for studio shoots set to a constant 1/30th. That means you’ll want to use a tripod. For the camera to set off studio strobes, you’ll need to connect said strobes to the camera via the built-in PC sync port. In that case, you’re probably better off hooking up a Pocket Wizard.
But then there is something else really cool: the lens cap for the 90mm f8 (35mm equivalent) lens can also act as a remote control for the camera. Three conversion lenses can be adapted to the 90mm lens on the front of the camera to shoot wider, closer up or with a splitzer effect.
The camera uses 4 A batteries and Lomography is promising that the first deliveries of the Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide will be ready just in time for the holidays.
Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Wide Film
Exposure Area: 64mm x 99mm
Lens Focal Length: 90mm (35mm equivalent)
Auto exposure type: Programmed Automatic
Aperture: f/8, f/22
Shutter Speed range: Bulb, 8s-1/500 (Auto Shooting Mode), 1/30 (Fixed Shutter Speed Mode)
Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values
Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
Multiple Exposures: Yes
Built-in Flash Guide Number: 13 (m)
Built-in Flash: Automatic Electronic Flash & Flash Off Mode
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m
Zone Focusing Setting: 0.6m / 1-2m / infinite
Tripod Mount: Yes
Remote control transmission: Infrared
Battery Supply: 4 x AA batteries (4 x 1.5V)
Remote control battery Supply: 1 x 2032 batteries (3V)
Filter Thread: 49mm