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When You Get Your 10yr Daughter A Fuji Instax Camera For Christmas...

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by RT Panther, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Then you have this dilemma - amongst many others! :confused::eek:
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  2. MoonMind

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    Matt
    You left out the plain border one, you know - why not choose that and a set of these:

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    :D

    M.
     
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  3. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    Actually, she has a set of pastels, a set of oil painting pens, a set of colored sharpies, oil and drawing paper, etc, etc, etc...LoL! :roflmao::yahoo:

     
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  4. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    Oh and..."Dad" uses the plain white ones with his SPP-1 printer that he carries around with his X100T ;)
     
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  5. MoonMind

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    Matt
    Actually, the SP-1 is the one thing still missing from the armoury - at some point in time, I'll have to find out how well it works with other brands (i.e. the apps). I'm thoroughly back into shooting instant, the latest addition being this baby:

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    It's bloody addictive, as I'm sure you know by now ...

    M.
     
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  6. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
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  7. MoonMind

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    Matt
    Great idea - I saw something very similar on Zack Arias' site. At the moment, I use the Instax Neo 90 for this. But of course, this means that I have to carry a second camera and can't share the images I've taken with my digital gear ...

    Anyway, for "serious" shooting, I prefer the Lomo'Instant Mini - extremely simple, yet very interesting (i.e. challenging!) to shoot. I've come a long way since acquiring it and now regularily use it with filters and a light meter ... The big one shown above is a different beast, much closer to the Neo 90 in the way it works (it's got a fully automatic shutter - not only one single shutter speed), and I'm still getting to the bottom of its abilities. What I can say is that shooting it with the UWA attachment is quite a bit of fun - I can even imagine doing some street shooting with it (coming from the Mamiya 6, it's not as strange as it might seem ...).

    M.
     
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  8. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    Matt,
    The really great thing about the X100T/INSTAX Share Printer combo is giving prints to strangers on the spot. "We" take all the images of strangers but what do they get from it? It's been nothing but 100% positive responses when I ask strangers to take their image AND I tell them that I will give them a print of their image too!

    Here are some images that I've also given out as prints to the folks for posing too! :)

    22166342202_d41a430de3_c. Monster-Con by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

    21416507322_3a8b14c404_c. Alamo City Comic Con by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

    17075616037_42a48ee27e_c. Starbuck's Barista by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

    18273513271_8b977a36e4_c. Spring Yoga by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

    16916257258_1ea3ef5583_c. Just Hangin' Out by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

    17315231492_169d20250c_c. Enjoying The Afternoon by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

    17103549745_98e6302f04_c. Happy Couple On Hays Street Bridge by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

     
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  9. gryphon1911

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    Feb 6, 2015
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    Andrew
    I'm so curious about this....I have the Diana f+ instant...but have been thinking that the camera above might be even better. Any thoughts about it, or a link to some images you've made with it would be great! :D

    Or should I throw caution to the wind and just pick one up!
     
  10. Never been into these, but I could see it being adictive
     
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  11. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    For me, the fun is the expressions on peoples face when give them the print right after you've taken their image! :thumbsup:

     
  12. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran

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    Matt
    I haven't had it long enough to have a lot to show, in fact I'm still testing it out. I might get around to scanning a couple of images next weekend, though. I can keep you posted if you like.

    M.
     
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  13. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    Please do!
     
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  14. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2013
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    Matt
    Okay, will do. Maybe next sunday, maybe a week later, depending on when I can do another round of shooting.

    M.
     
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  15. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    This is what I got her :)
    fujifilm-instax-mini-8-grape-enthusiast-kit.
     
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  16. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I looked at a Fuji Instax Mini-90 at Urban Outfitters today, and then I saw they're on Amazon for $136 USD. So to get the camera, the Fuji carry case, a couple boxes of film - about $200. I wonder if it's possible to recover a negative from the camera and have a professional enlargement made.
     
  17. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    Hmm...Is there a negative per se'?
     
  18. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    The reason I ask is because it's about $200 to get started with the Mini 90, which looks more like a real camera, and since there are mini-printers around that you can use with an iPhone anywhere, it doesn't make sense to me to have a film camera for instant prints if there's no negative.
     
  19. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    I *think* the Instax Smart Phone Printer can be used with any digital camera that can go wireless to a smartphone. This might be a better option for you.
     
  20. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    The option I was really considering would have a negative, like many of the Polaroid cameras.