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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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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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 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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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…

MiNT SLR670-S Instant Camera Prices to Go Up in January 2018

The MiNT SLR670 is arguably one of the best cameras around to use Polaroid Originals’ film…

Don’t have a MiNT SLR670-S instant camera yet but have been planning to get your hands on one? Now would be the best time (not only in time for the holidays) as MiNT Camera has recently announced a price hike for early 2018.

MiNT’s SLR670 cameras are still among the best Polaroid cameras you can use with Impossible Project/Polaroid Originals films. If you’ve been putting off getting one, you have to be quick, as the price tag for these instant beauties is set to go up effective on January 15, 2018. From $699 for the SLR670-S, the price will go up to $726, and from $649 for the SLR670-S Classic, it will go up to $675.

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The Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic Uses Both ISO 100 and 600 Polaroid Film Formats

Mint Camera has been the creator of a whole lot of fantastic cameras over the past few years, and now they’re launching their flagship–the Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic! This new camera is a lot like the other SLR-670 cameras in that they can use the Mint Time Machine to get manual control over the shutter speeds, the flash attachment, and use Impossible Project film. But the new really cool thing about the Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic is that it takes both ISO 100 and ISO 600 film formats. Many of the more modern cameras could only do one or the other, but this one can do both with the same body.

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The Beginner’s Tips on Using and Shooting Polaroids (or Impossible Project 600 Film)

Summer is the season of endless sunshine and vibrant colors, so this is the perfect time to add a fun twist to your photography game. Anastasia gives a few tips on how to get the best results.

Photography and text by Anastasia Egonyan – Model Chiara Lee –  Edited by Alex Burchell

You know I have been keen on instant photography lately, so as soon as I had a chance to continue my experiments this project was born, full of colours and a bit over the top. This time I am testing the new Polaroid 600 limited edition films, the Hot Pink and Mint Frames by Impossible Project. Our Licorne Girl, Chiara, fits perfectly into this concept and colour scheme, so with her eccentric style we had an inspiration for a shooting instantly. Coloured frames always give a bit of a challenge as they set some boundaries on how and what to shoot. I find such boundaries really cool because I love moving outside my comfort zone sometimes.

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Three Retro Modern Instant Film Cameras For the More Serious Photographer

Instant film cameras, otherwise called Polaroid cameras, are incredibly fun and have been incredibly popular with lots of people. Typically, the cameras and film are most in use with young adults though in recent years, there have been more efforts to expand the category to make it appeal to those who want something a bit more serious. Whether it’s the case of adding manual controls or even giving off a nice retro aesthetic, some cameras have just been more popular with the folks who reach for higher fruit.

So if you’re looking to go for some of those more serious instant film camera offerings, then look no further than right here.

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Essentials: The Semi Serious Fujifilm Instax Film Photographer

Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.

While it’s still not totally there yet, the Fujifilm Instax format is starting to offer support for the more serious minded photographer out there. The imaging area is around the size of true 645 format, and for that reason it would be absolutely incredible as a serious image capturing format. The film is more than capable of delivering great details but the problems for many years has been the cameras. However, two cameras in particular are fantastic choices for a photographer looking to get more seriously into the Instax format.

As always, the Essentials series isn’t sponsored but instead designed to give a photographer various kit options.

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MINT’s SLR670s Noir Is The Polaroid You’ve Dreamed Of

Today MINT has announced their latest modernized Polaroid offering in the form of the SLR-670s Noir, an upgraded and improved Polaroid SX-70 with two new auto modes and a manual mode. If you are an old Polaroid aficionado, than this could be a camera that you want to get your hands on.

MINT in case you are not up to date, is a company that has been refurbishing old Polaroid cameras, upgrading them, and reselling them to the modern market. In the case of the SLR-670s Noir, the base Polaroid model that makes up the majority of the camera is none other than the trusty old Polaroid SX-70. They’re also the makers of the TL70. Continue reading…

Three Modern TLR Cameras for the Vintage Enthusiast

TLR cameras–these Twin Lens Reflex machines have a very unique functionality that makes them appealling to so many people. You need to look down and into the camera as you shoot from the hip or around the center of your chest. Then you’ll need to set the exposure and shoot. These cameras are beautiful, fun and make photography a very different experience.

While there are loads and loads of cool vintage TLR cameras that you can get for cheap, there are also some more modern versions. Here are some that are very worthy of note.

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