Fujifilm has announced Instax Mini 40, a new retro-looking instant camera. While it looks a whole lot different from last year’s Instax Mini 11, the two cameras have a lot in common – but not the price.
According to pttl.gr, Fujifilm has leaked themselves, posting all of the upcoming Instax Mini 40 on the Instax website site a little early. Expected to be announced on April 7th, it looks like somebody was a little too eager with that publish button. The content has been removed from the Instax website now, although screenshots were captured by the folks at pttl.
Fujifilm has been teasing the camera on Instagram for a few days now, although there’s no word on a price yet. And while the camera might have been covered up in the Instagram post, the photos that temporarily appeared on the Instax website show the new camera from all angles, along with a complete list of specs.
The initial launch of the first NONS SL42 was about this time last year. It was an M42 SLR that uses Fuji Instax Mini instant film to let you make instant prints with your interchangeable M42 lenses, and you were actually able to see what the lens sees through the viewfinder so that you know exactly what you were going to get in your shot
Well, there’s a new NONS SL42 Mark II version that’s popped up on Kickstarter. The M42 mount has been replaced by a passive EF mount, letting you mount pretty much whatever you want to it (M42, Nikon F, etc) through the use of adapters. But what’s really interesting is that this one comes with a “NONS Format Extender” (NFE), making your 135 format full-frame lens fill that 62x46mm medium format frame.
Split double exposures can be a lot of fun. They essentially involve covering half of the frame and taking a shot and then covering the other half of the frame and taking another – both shots contributing to a single exposure. There are all kinds of ways you can do them, and Lomography even includes a “Splitzer” tool for this with their wide-angle Lomo’Instant camera.
But what about other cameras? Photographer Guillermo Hernandez has designed one of his own for the Instax Mini 90 that he made using his 3D printer which lets you accomplish the task quite easily.
Fujifilm has just announced Instax Mini 11, a new instant camera that macro-shooters and selfie-takers could find particularly interesting. It offers close-up capabilities, automatic exposure and some other improvements, so let’s dive into more detail and see what we can expect.
In October 2019, it was announced that some US airports would start using new Computer Tomography (CT) scanners. After a recent warning from Kodak, Fujifilm has also issued an advisory for its customers regarding these changes. The company warns photographers not to expose their unprocessed Instax and other film to new airport scanners. Along with the warning, Fuji also introduces some guidelines for handling film when boarding an airplane, because exposing it to CT and X-Ray scanners will destroy it.
I’ve always loved the concept of instant film like Polaroids or Fuji Instax, but never it’s really interested me enough to buy into it. But then I discovered the NONS SL42, which might finally win me over. It’s an M42 mount SLR that uses Fuji Instax Mini instant film to let you create instant prints with real lenses. It’s currently funding through Kickstarter, and it’s an intriguing looking bit of kit.
Those old folding film cameras are great. I’ve used a bunch of them over the years, and love when I get the chance to take my Agfa Isolette out the door to shoot off a few rolls. But that folding camera form factor seems to be making something of a comeback, but with a bit of an update.
The Jollylook Auto is styled on those old folding cameras but uses Fuji Instax “Instant film”, has a variable aperture, and even has a built-in flash. As with their previous camera, the Jollylook Auto is being launched through Kickstarter and has hit over two-thirds of its goal in just the first couple of hours.
Instant photos are magical. They develop before your eyes. You can share them, gift them, spill water on them, draw on them. The only problem is that most instant cameras are pretty cheap — that’s why I’ve always wanted to hack my medium format camera to take instant photos with shallow depth of field and sharpness. This project was created in collaboration with Eddie Cohen over the course of one weekend.