We All Wanted It. Fujifilm Instax Link Wide Printer Review

Nostalgic and fun? Yes, please! Fujifilm is back with another instant film printer, and it’s sure to be a hit. The Fujifilm Instax Link Wide printer is lightweight and ultra-portable. Its iOS app is simple to use and offers a lot of personalization. As a photographer, I’m most excited about how this will allow me to offer an even better experience for my clients. Keep reading to find out why.

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KONO!RAMA: The Most Exciting Thing in Instant Photography Right Now

The KONO!RAMA plays off of a very cool, forgotten idea and adds it to Instax film.

Many years ago, photographers put color filters in front of their lenses. It delivered a fun effect if it wasn’t correcting for the lighting. And that’s what the KONO!RAMA is doing in a far more innovative way. The front lens elements of many cameras are various sizes. To get around that problem, you just place the KONO!RAMA right in front of the film pack before loading it up. As you shoot, the effect is applied to the entire pack of film. It breathes new life into your old camera, just in case it’s been in the corner gathering dust. We’ve got more on the KONO!RAMA after the jump.

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The MiNT InstantKon RF70 Gets Updated with Auto and Manual

Heads up, instant film photographers! The folks of MiNT have finally and officially unveiled the InstantKon RF70 with not one, but two models!

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

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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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Mijonju Reviews the MiNT InstantKon RF70 Prototype

The Mijonju Show is back with a review of an exciting new MiNT InstantKon RF70 prototype.

Since the leak of MiNT’s InstantKon RF70, a rangefinder camera with manual controls that uses Instax Wide Film, instant photography fans and MiNT customers alike have most likely been curious about the upcoming camera. What are its controls? What is the shooting experience like? We get to find out from none other than Mijonju, who’s back running The Mijonju Show starting with this curious-looking and promising instant rangefinder camera.

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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…

What You Need to Know About Instant Film: The Beginner’s Guide to Polaroid Film, Fujifilm Instax, Impossible Project, and More.

When you think about instant film cameras, folks often say Polaroids, Instax, etc. But the truth is that not a lot of people truthfully know the difference between all the various options from manufacturers. Why? Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of it coming from the mainstream press. Many people just don’t understand Instant film–for years folks used it for fun and just to see what the images would look like when they got back to shooting their negative films.

So to help everyone out, here’s what you need to know.

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Zeno Spyropoulos: On Polaroids, Fashion Photography and Poetry (Slightly NSFW)

All images by Zeno Spyropoulos. Used with permission.

Zeno Spyropoulos is a photographer who has been working on portraiture for a while, but is also into analog means for a number of reasons. He’s very much against the Photoshopping trends, loves poetry, and involves emotions in his portraiture. All of this is clearly evident in a lot of the work Zeno does. Polaroids have always been looked at as something fun, simple and great for many moments in life. And as Zeno tells us, he’s finding ways to combine it with his love of poetry.

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The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Has a 28.5mm f2.4 Aperture Lens Attached

Today is the day that a whole lot of us have been waiting for: we’ve finally got the Fujfiilm Instax Square SQ10 camera. And it’s coming with some super cool features! The rumors of it being both hybrid digital and instax film are indeed true. It’s got a ¼” CMOS image sensor with primary color filter that records very, very few pixels. Of course, it’s mostly targeted towards the mobile photography crowd vs the photographer that wants to sit there printing at a computer and hunkering down for a session in Capture One.

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Using a Modified Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Camera (And More) For Fantastic Portraits

All images by Notches. Used with permission.

As I’m going through submissions for the upcoming Analog photography zine by the Phoblographer, I’m pooling through well over 400 emails. Some of them are positively fantastic, and some others aren’t quite zine quality but they’re still very good. For example, take the photographer who calls themselves Notches. Why? I’m not honestly sure. But part of the unique look that Notches develops in their images comes from the more manual instant film camera options out there. One of which is a modified Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 offered by Camera Film Photo. This lets the user have full shutter speed and aperture control.

But more than that, there’s a sense of wanderlust in Notches’ images.

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How to Make the Most of One Light in a Portrait Studio

Working with a portrait subject in the studio first and foremost requires you to stop thinking about them necessarily as your subject and instead more as your collaborator. Now don’t get me wrong, you’re essentially going to be the conductor of the orchestra most of the time so to speak–but you need to think about people in a different way. You also don’t need the fanciest cameras, lighting, etc to make this work.

In fact, very soon we’ve got a special workshop dedicated to doing just this with Instax Wide film hosted at the Lomography Gallery Store in NYC. But if you’re interested in getting a sneak peak of what’s going to be taught, read on.

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In the Studio: Creating Professional Photos With the Instax Wide Film

If you’re one of those people that has always wanted to create a professional looking image with Instant Film, then you’ve come to the right place. Is it difficult? Not really; but it will surely require you to think in a different way.

On January 15th, The Phoblographer’s Chris Gampat will take you into the studio to create Instant Photos that look like they were professionally shot while still retaining that lo-fi charm that everyone loves. You’ll learn about posing for a portrait, idea generation, lighting, light modifiers, and so much more.

You can find out more on our EventBrite page for the event.

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Review: Lomography Belair X 6×12 + Instant Back

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In the spirit of making things more fun, Lomography has created the Instant Back for its Belair X 6×12 medium format camera. The Instant Back substantially increases the size of the Belair, which makes it feel like a large book against your chest. With a pack of Fujifilm Instax Wide inside, the Belair + Instant Back has a three step shooting process and necessitates a great deal of patience. Shooting with it isn’t easy, but when you get a shot that’s roughly along the lines of what you intended, you do feel a measure of success.

For the full review of the Lomography Belair X 6×12, check out our review.

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