|Lomography Lomo'Instant Camera - White Edition|
If you're not familiar with the Lomo'Instant yet, it was a project that originated on Kickstarter a few months ago (I wrote about it back then). They surpassed their first goal in just hours and ended up raising over $1 million from over 8000 backers of the project.
|Lens Attachment Kit - Fisheye, Portrait, Close-Up|
Here's what you need to know about the Lomo'Instant:
- It's available in 3 different colours - White, Black or Sanremo which is a brown leather-look version - there was a fourth colour available for Kickstarter backers
- It takes Instax Mini film (I recommend buying film in bulk on eBay - I got 10 packs for $80 which works out to 80 cents per picture)
- The camera takes 4 AAA batteries
- It has a little mirror on the front for selfies & group shots
- You can use different coloured gel filters (8 provided with the camera) to give your pictures a colour tint
- You can take multiple exposures
- The camera comes with a built-in Wide Angle Lens
- There is a lens kit you can buy with the camera - it includes a Fisheye Lens, Portrait Lens and a Close-Up Lens
- The camera has a build in tripod mount
- You can set your exposure and turn flash off if you want to
- There is an infinite long exposure setting to create light paintings & other cool effects
- In summary: it's awesome.
|Coloured Gel Filters - The camera was always going to come with 4 standard gel filters but Kickstarter backers were able to vote on which extra 4 filters they wanted and luckily all the ones I voted for were chosen!|
Judging from the video and test cameras they had, I was expecting something really toy-like and kind of tacky, but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the camera. It's quite heavy, it might even be heavier than my Fujifilm Instax Wide camera, but the quality is much better. I have found just from playing with it that some of the buttons and dials don't feel very high quality, but I am very impressed with the body of the camera.
|Lomo'Instant with Fisheye Lens Attachment & Colour Gel Filter|
|Instant Photography Size Comparison|