HVSQ Ver. 2 Lets You Shoot Instax Square Film with Various Medium Format Cameras

The HVSQ Ver. 2 is an interesting contraption to consider if you want to shoot instant film, specifically Instax Square film, with your medium format camera.

Instant photography is very much alive, albeit with limited film options. Because of this, we’ve been seeing some bright minds coming up with accessories like instant backs to help increase our options for cameras that can accommodate the instant films available today. Instant backs that allow you to shoot Instax films using Hasselblad cameras have been particularly popular in recent times. The latest of these is the HVSQ Ver. 2, the second version of the Instax Square film back made by Shenzen-based photographer John Yang for the Hasselblad V-System.

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Hasselback Portrait Lets You Shoot Instax Mini Film With Hasselblad V-System Cameras

If you’ve been hoping to shoot instant film with your Hasselblad V-System camera, there’s finally a camera back that will let you do so with Instax Mini films.

Since it’s been difficult to get hold of pack film for the most common Polaroid back for Hasselblad cameras, there have been many attempts to create hacks to shoot Instax Mini films with it. Now, we finally have a viable option in the aptly named Hasselback Portrait, dubbed as the first fully-compatible Instax film back for the Hasselblad V-System camera. If you’ve ever wanted to turn your Hasselblad into an instant camera, this new contraption looks like your best bet.

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Review: Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 (Get Excited for a Glass Lens)

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is the successor to the company’s most affordable Instax camera, and it’s better in every single way.

There was a time where I wouldn’t be caught dead with the Fujifilm Instax Mini series of cameras, but the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 is part of what’s winning me over fully through the line. Though the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay is still my favorite camera in the lineup, the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 isn’t at all far behind. This is the company’s most basic Instax camera. There is no digital component. There aren’t a lot of fancy switches and knobs. It just gets turned on and off and shoots Instax film. There’s a selfie mode on the lens for photos of your beautiful mug. But perhaps best of all is the glass lens that’s on the front. Instax has been doing this for a few models now and it’s great that it’s coming to the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11.

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The NONS SL42 is the First Instant/Instax M42 Mount SLR Camera


The Nons SL42 takes Instax cameras to a whole new level, and it’s bargain-priced too.

We all know and love Instax cameras. The ability to be able to capture and print candid moments with our friends is quite honestly, priceless. Instax cameras are great, but have you ever wished for an affordable interchangeable lens Instax camera that could use some classic vintage lenses? If so, you need to check out this Kickstarter campaign for the NONS SL42, the world’s first M42 mount interchangeable lens camera that uses Instax film. Click past the break for all of the details.

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Review: Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Instax Printer

Fans of Instax Mini prints will appreciate the usability refinements Fujifilm incorporated into their new Instax Mini Link smartphone printer.

Fujifilm’s Instax line of instant cameras and mobile printers have been dominating the instant photography market. Today, they’re unveiling their brand new Instax Mini Link smartphone Instax printer. Instant cameras have seen a massive resurgence in popularity in recent years thanks to their ability to capture moments instantly and spontaneously. One thing that sometimes leaves people wanting more with instant cameras is that most of them tend to have plastic lenses. Plastic lenses result in less than stellar image quality. With most smartphones capable of capturing photos with excellent images quality these days, smartphone printers give you the best of both worlds. We had a chance to test out the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link before it’s official launch. Head on after the jump to see whether or not it’s worth the upgrade. Continue reading…

Making Transparencies From Fujifilm Instax and Polaroid Films

It’s a popular project for  Polaroid instant films, but turns out producing transparencies from Fuji Instax films is also possible.

Looking for something creative and experimental with instant film? You might want to try transparency lifts. It’s a project more popular for Polaroid instant films but turns out that you can also do it for Fujifilm Instax films. It’s a permanent alteration of the prints, but maybe it could inspire you to get extra creative and make some interesting images out of it. Last year, Marco Christian Krenn of Analog Things shared how he creates transparencies out of Polaroid black and white films. He followed it up with another cool tutorial for using these transparencies into a multi-layer transparency lightbox using Polaroid black and white instant films. Since then, he’s been getting questions about whether it’s possible to do it with Instax films as well.

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Review: Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay (My New Favorite Instax Camera)

I was pleasantly surprised by the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay; it’s much better than the company’s first foray into a fusion camera.

When I first heard the rumors of the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay, I admittedly groaned. In my opinion, the company’s last attempt at fusing digital and analog together was subpar. But with their second attempt in the form of the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay, I’m pleasantly surprised and shocked. This is THE SMALLEST INSTAX FILM CAMERA. And not only is it small, but it reminds me of a suped-up compact camera from yesteryear while it also embraces lots of new fashionista influences. The Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay is going to appeal to so many different types of photographers. There is something here for not just the younger crowds but also the photographers who care about image quality. The lens on the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay is one of the sharpest I’ve seen and used; it moves the camera away from plastics to glass. Then there is the Bluetooth accessibility that allows a photographer to wirelessly control the camera from the app. Indeed, Fujifilm packed a whole lot into the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay.

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Cheap Photo: Nikon D3500 Bundle $496.95, Fujifilm Instax SP-3 Pinter $139 + More

These hot photography deals will be gone forever within the next few days!!

It really is the last chance to score on some truly amazing photography deals. As the holiday season draws ever closer, the amount of time you have to act on really low prices is running out. Looking for a new camera? You can pick up an Olympus OM-D EM 10 Mk III with a lens for just $599, saving yourself over $200. A Nikon D3500 with two lenses would make the perfect holiday gift, especially when it’s just $496.95! If Canon is more your flavor, the EOS M50 with 15-45mm lens has a discount of $300 making it a steal at $599, and the EOS Rebel T6 with two lenses is $399! Perhaps you’ve been looking for a mobile printing solution. The Canon Selphy Mobile Wireless printer is a bargain at $99.99. Head on past the break to see more camera deals, cheap lenses, printers, software, and more.

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There’s a Super Rare Instax Wide Back for Mamiya Universal Cameras on eBay Right Now

Instax Wide backs for the Mamiya Universal Press and Polaroid 600SE cameras were readily available, until they weren’t.

If you’re browsing eBay, the equivalent of an Instax Unicorn has surfaced on the web: an Instax Wide back for the Mamiya Universal camera. This adapter lets you load up Fujifilm Instax Wide film and shoot it with the medium format lenses used by the system. In addition to that, the system gives you full manual control over the image. With that said, you have full manual control over a modern Instant film format–currently the largest available on the market to consumers. Serious portrait photographers will adore the ability to do this with a camera that can fire off flashes and do so much more. The only other cameras that is nearly this versatile is the Mamiya RB67 and RZ67 series of medium format cameras.

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Polar iOS App Lets You Scan Your Instax Snaps Gloss-Free

This nifty app called Polar should be one of your mobile tools if you shoot a lot of Instax or Polaroid photos

Everyone likes sharing their instant prints on social media, but sometimes, the smartphone camera just doesn’t give it justice. The best way to digitize Instax or Polaroid snaps have always been to scan them. But what if you don’t have a scanner at home to digitize those cool Instax snaps? To the rescue comes a cool app called Polar, which lets you “scan” them using your iPhone or iPad.

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Review: MiNT InstantKon RF70 (Fujifilm Instax Wide and Manual Controls)

The MiNT InstantKon RF70 is a truly revolutionary instant film camera that has been long overdue.

I’ve been playing with the MiNT InstantKon RF70 for a while now, purposely taking my time with it in order to ensure that I didn’t miss anything. This camera is, in my opinion, the most important instant film camera to have been released in the past few years. It makes use of the less popular Instax Wide format, and it also allows the photographer to have full manual control over the image. The MiNT InstantKon RF70 has a lens with aperture controls and manual focusing utilizing a rangefinder. There is a light meter built in, and the camera is overall pretty lightweight and compact. There isn’t a whole lot to complain about thus far, except for a few things that really concern me.

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The Mint InstantKon RF70 All Manual Instax Camera Gets Official Details; Pre-Order in June

The Mint InstantKon RF70 is real, and now the official details are coming out

Perhaps one of the most anticipated cameras for many photographers could be the new Mint InstantKon RF70. I’ve personally wanted a camera that could shoot Fujifilm Instax Wide emulsions and give me full manual controls for many years. That’s here now; and I genuinely hope it prompts both Lomography and Fujifilm to get with it. I’ve been personally playing with the Mint InstantKon RF70 for around two weeks now and we’ve known about it for many months. Today, MiNT is releasing all the details.

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Review: Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 (Fujifilm Instax Square)

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 is perhaps my favorite Instax camera of theirs made thus far.

With the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6’s arrival on the scene, Fujifilm I feel has created a respectable Instax Square camera. When the SQ10 was released, I was very hesitant. I’m not a fan of a digital photo being printed onto an Instax frame from the camera. By and large, I prefer full pass through of light through the lens to the film plane. Somehow, Fujifilm was able to create it in a compact form factor that is also very stylish. In many ways, the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 is what the Instax Mini 90 is but with the Square format.

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First Impressions: MiNT InstantKon RF70 (Fujifilm Instax Wide)

Could the MiNT InstantKon RF70 be the most important camera in the history of Instax?

The previously stated sentence is one I’ve had in my mind for quite some time now: I genuinely have been mulling over the new MiNT InstantKon RF70. This is the first camera to give the photographer full control over shutter speed and aperture in addition to providing the photographer with a working meter while using Instax Wide film. It still baffles me why it took this long for the RF70 to happen. I’m sure that others are going to try to copy this; but the MiNT InstantKon RF70 is the single camera I’ve been wanting for years and am incredibly excited about it. When MiNT sent it over to me for reviewing, I was overjoyed.

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The Fujifilm Instax SQ6 and Instax Square Black Film Are Now a Thing

The Fujifilm Instax SQ6 is Fujifilm’s second Instax Square Camera, and this one is analog!

It was only a matter of time until we got another Fujifilm Instax Square camera; and this time around we’re being treated to the Fujifilm Instax SQ6. This is the company’s second Instax Square camera – and with it is also their new Instax Square Black frame film that’s coming out too. The new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 comes in white, gold or grey. It has a 65mm f12.6 lens on the front, and from what the tech specs are telling us thus far, it seems like it’s going to be another one of those plastic fantastic cameras from Fujifilm.

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The Rollei Instant Kamera Is a Great Reason to Get Excited About Fujifilm Instax

Launching today on Kickstarter is the new Rollei Instant Kamera, a collaboration between Rollei and Mint

I honestly never thought I’d see another Rollei camera made, but the Rollei Instant Kamera seems be the real thing. A collaboration between Rollei and Mint, this new TLR camera will shoot Fujifilm Instax Mini film and also have a much brighter ground glass screen for easier viewing and composition. By and large, Mint already makes one of the best cameras out there for Instant film usage, and working with Rollei only intrigues us even more.

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This Modified Instax Wide Camera is Perfect for Instant Portraits

This modified Instax Wide camera proves that manual controls and outstanding lenses makes a big difference

With Instax film packs being the most readily available and affordable instant films today, it’s not surprising to find instant photography fans keeping their eyes peeled for the best camera options out there. If it takes the bigger Instax Wide films and offers more manual controls than the usual Instax cameras, all the better — hence the keen interest on the MiNT InstantKon RF70. San Diego-based event and cosplay photographer Mike Rollerson has gotten his hands on a sweet deal with a custom modified Instax Wide camera.

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Cheap Photo: Save Big on Tamron’s SP 45mm F1.8 and Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 70

Today you can save big on some Tamron and Fujifilm Goodies!

We really liked the Tamron 45mm F1.8 as a stabilized fast prime for DSLRs, and thanks to it being discounted today it is now an even better deal. It’s definitely worth picking up if you are in the market for a ~50mm lens. As well, Fujifilm’s Instax lineup is just the best instant film option out there right now, and their Instax Mini 70 is also heavily discounted. Have a look…

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B014ULAFJA’ text=’Tamron SP 45mm F1.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’937aefc3-1750-11e8-8e82-d5d01465bbc8′] – ~30% Off
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00HR6IPSE’ text=’Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a0fbf79e-1750-11e8-ad03-2d23966c838b’] – ~20% Off
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00VBHSHVU’ text=’Rokinon Cine DS 100mm T3.1 ED UMC’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b8b45abc-1750-11e8-baa6-653edeade7ab’] – ~25% Off
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B079PTRNKK’ text=’Fujifilm X-H1 Body’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c5b1eb70-1759-11e8-ade5-41bff9588a2d’] – Preorder It
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Review: Lomography Lomo’Instant Square (Fujifilm Instax Square)

The Lomography Lomo’Instant Square is the first good camera to use the Fujifilm Instax Square format.

When Fujifilm came out with their own Instax Square camera, I found it to be a serious letdown; but now we’ve got the Lomography Lomo’Instant Square. This camera is far different; for starters, it’s actually analog. This will appease so many photographers who wanted something that wasn’t a digital photo being taken and then printed out onto a piece of film. On top of that, just look at it–it draws inspiration from a previously made Kodak Instant Film camera. Announced last year as a Kickstarter, the camera is starting to make its way into the hands of a number of people. I was able to play with a prototype awhile back; but the finalized production camera is quite a bit better.

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Leak Unveils Upcoming MiNT InstantKon RF70 That Shoots Instax Wide

There are a lot of cameras out there that shoot Instax Mini Film. Cameras that shoot Instax Wide are rarer. (featured image screenshot from embedded video)

MiNT, the company you have likely heard of for their products related to instant film photography and the creators of the [amazon_textlink asin=’B018FQ53XE’ text=’InstaFlex TL70′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’502e9ac1-0dc5-11e8-ad6b-67c56acf8e2a’], have just had their new and interesting project, the Instakon RF70, leaked. We still don’t know a ton about the camera, but based on what we know so far, this looks like something we will be incredibly excited to get a look at. Continue reading…