With retro becoming cool again, we are seeing more and more instant cameras coming into the market. The InstantFlex TL70 would have been just another camera in that pile except for the fact that it is a Twin Lens Reflex camera.
The camera is beautifully designed to look like a Rolleiflex, and it uses the same diffusion screen mechanism to frame and focus your shots.
Mint, the Hong Kong company behind the TL70 is also focused on refurbishing old Polaroids and keeping them alive, so they have some experience with both instant film and camera internals.
The camera is compatible with Instax’s 54×86 film and features varying apertures, a built in flash and limited control over exposure.
- Apertures: f/5.6, f/8, f/16, f/32, f/bokeh
- Lens: 3 element lens
- Focusing distance: 48cm – 8 (manual focus)
- Shutter speed: 1/500 – 1 sec (A mode), maximum 10 secs exposure time (B mode – slow shutter)
- Flash: Built-in electric flash (on/off)
- Exposure control: Automatic (A mode), EV+/-1
- Battery: AA battery x 3
- Film: instant film (54(w) x 86(h)mm)
- Adapters: Tripod mount and neck strap holder
- Dimension: 141mm x 102mm x 80.2mm
- Weight: 525g (camera only)
- 2-year Worldwide Warranty
The camera will set you back $324 and should be available next month according to the site.