It’s already been a year since we last heard about the InstantKon RF70 and took it for a test run. Now, the folks of MiNT have made it official. Not only did they just launch one model, but also an Auto version for those who are still learning the ropes of manual controls. If you’re only hearing about this instant camera now, allow us to introduce you to this wide-angled wonder.
Updated with more official specs
If you want to go bigger than the MiNT InstantFlex TL70, which shoots Instax Mini, then the InstantKon RF70 will make a fine option for you. The rangefinder style instant is reminiscent of the Polaroid Land Camera but camera uses the less popular but readily available Instax Wide film — that’s 7 times larger than 35mm film, twice the size of 120 film and Instax Mini, and even larger than Polaroid 600 film. For an image area that big, MiNT installed a 75mm f5.6 lens on the InstantKon RF70. But the main draw of this Instax Wide shooter is it allows the photographer full manual control over the image through aperture controls, shutter speed dial, and manual focusing through the rangefinder. Other noteworthy features include built-in electronic flash, shutter release cable jack, and tripod thread.
- All you need in one foldable body
- ● Built-in flash for nighttime or fill flash
- ● 2.5mm audio jack for triggering external studio flash
- ● A film eject lever lets you do unlimited multiple exposures
- ● Light meter for detecting ambient light
- ● LCD display for ND recommendations
- ● B mode for up to 10 minutes ultra long exposure
- ● Double-click the shutter button for T mode
- ● Compatible with standard cable releases
- ● Tripod socket for standard tripods
- ● Multi-layer coated lenses
- ● Incredible 5-year warranty
- ● Unlimited Free Films program on Instagram
- ● RF70_auto is the simple version of RF70.
- ● It has all the advantages of RF70, just one less degree of freedom. You can still control
aperture and focus.
- ● Same lens.
- ● It’s got all the basic controls you need to capture stunning moments. Extras
- ● Lens Set – Neutral Density Filter (ND2, ND4, ND8). It can reduce extra light entering the camera to avoid over-exposure in bright sunlight conditions. The camera has an indicator telling you which ND filter to use.
Price: InstantKon RF70_auto: US$779 InstantKon RF70: US$899
Apertures: f/5.6, f/6.7, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
Lens: 3-element lens with glass, aspherical lenses, f=93mm Coating: Multi-layer coated
Focusing distance: 0.75m (29.5 inches) – ∞ (manual focus) Depth-of-field (@ 0.75m and f/5.6): 4.9cm
Largest aperture (35mm equivalent): f/2.4
Shutter speed: 1/500 – 1sec (A mode), B mode – maximum 10mins Viewfinder: Real image viewfinder, 0.44x
RF70: AUTO, A+1, A-1, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, B, R
RF70_auto: AUTO, A+1, A-1, B
Flash: Built-in electronic flash with auto-brightness balance
Multiple exposures: Yes, unlimited times
Battery: 2 AA Alkaline batteries (included)
Film: W108mm x H85mm (Image: W99mm x H62mm), ISO800
Adapters: Cable release socket, tripod mount socket, neck strap eyelets and 2.5mm audio jack Dimensions: 182 x 122 x 64mm (7.16 x 4.8 x 2.51 inches)
Weight: 806 grams (28.4oz) (camera only)
Warranty: 5 years
Not quite confident going full manual? The company also made an auto version — RF70_auto — a cheaper version without the manual shutter speed control (but you can still change the aperture).
MiNT has also made some accessories to pair with the InstantKon RF70: the RF70 Lens Set, a three-piece set of Neutral Density Filters; and the RF70 Lens Hood.
Think the InstantKon RF70 is the instant camera you’ve been waiting for? We’re yet to get final word about the pricing for both models, so let’s all keep an eye out on the the MiNT website to stay updated!