The photography market finally has another glass lens camera of some sort with the Lomography Automat Glass edition’s announcement today. It joins the Diana F+ and the Mint TL70 as a few of the only offerings with glass lenses on the market. But beyond the lens, it also has the fastest aperture of the bunch coming in at f4.5. Sorry though folks, it only works with program automatic mode–which is a bummer if you’re looking for manual aperture and shutter speed control.
PS: Don’t forget about our Instax Portrait Photography Workshop this weekend!!!
As it is though, f4.5 is super shallow for the format which is pretty much 645 medium format when you look at the side of Instax Mini film. For what that’s worth, it could even be a tad tough to use.
The Lomo’Instant Automat Glass has a 38mm lens that is a 21mm equivalent. It can shoot in bulb mode to 30 seconds or up to 1/250th while the aperture can go down to f22. Plus it can focus as close as 0.3m. I’ve seen the camera in person before and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. More tech specs are after below.
Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini film
Exposure Area: 62mm x 46mm
Lens Focal Length: 38mm (21mm equivalent)
Auto Exposure Type: Programmed Automatic
Aperture: f/4.5, f/22
Shutter Speed: Bulb (maximum 30 seconds),
8s – 1/250 (Auto Shooting Mode)
Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values (Ambient Exposure)
Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
Multiple Exposures: Unlimited
Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9 (m)
Built-in Flash: Automatic Flash & Flash Off Mode
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3m
Zone Focusing Setting: 0.3m / 0.6m / 1m – infinite
Tripod Mount: Yes
Remote Control Transmission: Infrared with 2 sensors
(one at the front, one at the back)
Film Counter: LED indication, counting down
Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (6V)
Remote Control Battery Supply: 1 x CR1632 batteries (3V)
Filter Thread Diameter: 43mm
Lens Attachments: Close-up, Splitzer
You can check out more information about the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass over at Lomography’s website. If you wish, you can pre-order the camera for $189–which is pretty darn affordable. More sample photos are below.