Object of Desire: Lomo’Instant Cameras

August 5, 2014

By Dan Havlik

Launched as a Kickstarter project that quickly met its funding goal, the Lomo’Instant uses Fujifilm’s Instax Mini film but offers a number of tricks that Fuji’s instant cameras don’t. For one, along with a built-in 27mm wide-angle lens, you can add a 170-degree fisheye and a 35mm portrait lens as attachments to capture different looks. The Lomo’Instant also lets you shoot in a variety of modes, including flash-on auto, flash-on manual and flash-off manual, to help unleash your creativity. Speaking of creativity, you can shoot instant photos with unlimited multiple exposures or with an infinitely long exposure in the camera’s B setting to allow for artsy, light-painting effects. Color flash gels in red, blue, purple and yellow are included, and the Lomo’Instant features handy two-step focusing to help you quickly get the shot. And just like traditional cameras, it has a tripod mount and a cable release thread.
The Lomo’Instant, which was still in post-Kickstarter development when we went to press, will be offered in four different editions: white, black, a brown and white “Sanremo” version, and an orange, white and green Kickstarter Special Edition model.

Price: Estimated between $120-150 (without additional lenses)

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