Getting Started with Instant Film
Why do we love instant film so much?
The experience instant film is filled with many aspects joy, from the nostalgia we may feel to the instant gratification of seeing an image come to life before our eyes. No matter the age of the viewer, there is nothing like sharing a print with someone, especially if they are in the photo.
Let's take a peek at some of the newest options on the market today.
This is a fun, small camera, for all ages; a great option to get started in the world of instant film. The current model in this line up has enhanced exposure and balances light in a scene a bit better than previous models. It includes a flash and selfie camera.
Also from Fujifilm, this little printer uses Instax mini film. This format is great to share with friends, family and people you meet and travels and more. You can print images from your mobile phone, or transfer images from your camera to your phone for easy printing.
If you snag one of these, don't forget some film! I normally buy the pack that has 40 - 60 prints.
Polaroid Now - $99.99
The story of Polaroid goes back to the 1930's. In that time there have been a large variety of sizes and shapes of Polaroid cameras or film backs that worked on anything from an 8x10 field camera to these smaller 600 series cameras.
The Polaroid Now is the most current model and takes the 600 or iType film. Both of these film stocks look the same, however the iType film packs don't have batteries to run the cameras. With that in mind, if you have an older Polaroid camera, you'll want to seek out the 600 film and not the iType, as the older cameras need a pack that has batteries to make the camera run.
A few months ago I did a longer form presentation on the differences of the cameras and films, including how I use these in my daily work.