Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8


I was incredibly lucky to be given the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 from J for my birthday, and I love it!
My original polaroid camera was resigned to the "part of the furniture" category when film became too much of a hassle to get hold of, and this little guy is proving to be a worthy replacement.

I'm one of those people; nothing will ever be as good as holding the physical photograph in your hand - whether it's a single shot freshly developed in the dark room (oh how I miss those days), or an albums worth handed to you in an envelope.
For that reason I think I'll always think highly of the polaroid snapshot - even if the quality isn't as great or you've wasted a shot because you were blinking (Ahem, me. All. The. Time.).

The Fujifilm Instax has a few settings to choose from which so far have been pretty good - though I'm not so keen on the fact that the flash is automatic - I'm definitely a flash hater.
I've had a few shots that have come out perfectly, and others that have gone completely wrong. This can be annoying (and costly), but to me it's all part of the fun.

The credit card sized photos have also grown on me - I thought they'd be just a bit too small, but they're so cute and look great no matter how you display them. I have a little album at the moment, but I've seen them gridded up on the wall or pegged onto string - I think they'll be great for DIY'ing :)

8 comments:

  1. Ive wanted a fujifilm instax for so long, I am now incredibly jealous! Ive got all kinds of character film added to my Amazon wish list. Do you remember those little kiosks in shops that printed up mini sticker photos with patterned frames?! Ahhhh!

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  2. I'm really really wanting one of these! I'm slightly considering either asking my parents for one for my birthday and put money towards it or save up- not sure yet! I love the idea of the credit card sized photos, I know most people don't ever seem keen on the idea but I truly think it's really cute!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  3. Aw maan I'm so jealous! I've wanted one of these for like, ever! The photos are just so cute and there's something really appealing about getting one shot to take the perfect photo?

    Amy

    Marzipan Stairway

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  4. I think the instax mini's are so cute! I think I might have to get one simply for the fact I'd love an old working polaroid but as you said getting the film would be much more of a hassle!

    velvet ghost| fashion blog ♥

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  5. I adore this camera. I just got one myself and it's the best ever, but the film is so costly! womp womp

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  6. I love my instax, nothing can beat being able to hold a photograph in your hands instantly, it's magical! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  7. total inspiration!!!!!
    xxxx

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  8. I have a mini 8 and I love it. They're so great, aren't they.
    I have my photos bluetacked to my wall in a diamond shape.
    Rubi
    The Den

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