Instax. For many, that word would conjure up images of kitschy, bulky cameras with plastic lenses, or some slightly better glass-equipped offerings from Lomography and MiNT, if one has the dough. Regardless, the appeal of the instant image is perennial – who can resist watching their shot emerge from the milky depths behind a plastic window? It is the perfect compliment to both digital and roll film, perhaps even a very welcome distraction into a wholly different workflow and approach to shooting.
Reviews of cameras that take instant films such as Instax or Polaroid. Instant photography like other traditional mediums has had a huge resurgence in recent years. Be that because of Fuji’s success with Instax film, the return of Polaroid, or just the overall appeal of a type of analogue photography that gives instant gratification in the form of a tangible photo, instant cameras here to stay.
As with all the content on this website, if you find something of interest, you can find more similar products by clicking on the tags you will find at the bottom of the reviews.
I know what you’re thinking. A Polaroid article on 35mmc, whatever next. I did have to twist Hamish’s arm to get this included. However before you reach for the flaming torch and pitchfork let me attempt to convince you why I believe these cameras, in this instance a Polaroid 690 should be included, and how they share the similar attributes to the other cameras we love to read about on this very site.