Fujifilm Instax's Are Selling Like Crazy

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by RT Panther, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Was at my local brick n' mortar store & they were telling me that this took them by surprise! If they had a case in house, they would have sold out easy! :eek::smile:
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    stocking stuffers for the rich kids :eek:
     
  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Underground movement I think - I've seen Instax images showing up in a couple of shooters blogs.....:smile:
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    I'm sure I'd enjoy using one - and will be happy to send you my address!
     
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  5. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Anyone can afford the cameras, but the film is a little salty.
     
  6. trisberg

    trisberg SC Veteran

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    I would want one of the Instax printers to go with an X100T to print directly from the camera - seems like a great feature.

    -Thomas
     
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  7. yehongxiang

    yehongxiang SC Regular

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    Nov 20, 2013
    Probably because of the recent festive season (Christmas -> New Year - > Valentine's) as well. The Instax is great if you want to take a snapshot and pass it to friends or loved ones for keepsakes.
     
  8. EasyEd

    EasyEd SC Regular

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey All,

    So I take it this is the competition for all the Polaroid model cameras you can buy? Any comparisons?

    An example...

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    some are as low as $70.

    -Ed-
     
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  9. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    I'll get a status (if I don't forget) in March....
     
  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I got one as a Christmas present 2 or 3 years ago. I wouldn't have bought one for myself but it was a bit of fun taking a few photos and then pinning the photos up on the corkboard or giving them to members of the family. I would love to have something like this when travelling so that you could take photos and give them to the locals, but even better would be a mobile printer that could print directly from an SD card.
     
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  11. MoonMind

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    Matt
    I fell for Lomography's new Lomo.Instant - and I must say using it is a lot of fun. It's photography pure and simple, and getting a *good* image is far from simple. The Fuji Instax film is actually quite nice - good colour, surprising detail (though you'll need to get pretty close to take it all in). The usual distorted close-up portrait is *not* the only thing this camera and film are capable of - I use an additional flash for indoor work, but find outdoor shots with natural light the most rewarding (results can be enhanced by using a light meter - again, it's worth the extra effort). I wouldn't say this is a serious camera, far from it, but it's a very nice experience to shoot something so simple.

    I think the Fujifilm Instax Classic Neo 90 would be the "best" camera on the market, but I'd actually recommend the Lomo ... Of course, the big film gives you even more compelling results - in theory. But you'd need a better camera for that than Fuji is offering (there are some to be had - but they're a lot more expensive).

    M.
     
  12. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    You mean this? http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Smar...420292279&sr=8-2&keywords=fuji+instax+printer

    Not an SD card, but prints from a phone.

    I had an Instax last Christmas (or the Christmas before??) It was a lot of fun. I might consider another one sometime.
     
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  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Uh oh - this could be dangerous, or, what I mean is I might become addicted!

    I'd love to see some examples of the prints one gets.
     
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  15. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Do you mean examples from the Instax cameras, or from the printers?
     
  16. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

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  17. trisberg

    trisberg SC Veteran

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  18. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran

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    Matt
    Since Zack has found a (pretty obvious) way around the battery issue, I'm in the same boat ... Not immediately, though, I'm still exploring the Lomo.Instant. Film's not cheap.

    M.
     
  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    I'd forgotten about that thread, Bill. Now I remember.. Yes, I was wondering about the printers. Of course when one is as obsessive about "getting the look" to be the way I want it...I might be disappointed by the results..but heck, it's better than never getting around to printing at all!
     
  20. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Wow, I take back what I just typed to Bill - that does look good! Uh oh...I can feel the moths starting to stir in my wallet!:wink:
    Thank you Thomas - that's very cool.