SHAKE IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE – errr – Fujifilm!
Remember the days of Polaroid pictures? Well, maybe you’re too young to actually remember the days of Polaroid pictures but I’m sure you at least know how totally awesome they were. There’s just something immediately gratifying about taking a picture and watching it pop out of your camera and develop right before your eyes – am I right?
I remember as a (90’s) kid my mom let me play with her old Polaroid camera and I basically thought it was the coolest thing ever. Clearly, now, at 30, I think it’s just as cool – only cooler because now it comes in pink (and a variety of other colors) which instantly makes it 10x more exciting and appealing (to me, anyway.)
At this point in time it’s pretty safe to say we all have a smart phone that takes pretty decent digital pictures, right? We probably have dozens (or let’s be serious, possibly hundreds) of “failed” photos that we have sitting in our Camera Roll right now. But when you know that you’ve got that one shot at a film picture (or hey, there goes .75 in film) you’re going to take it a lot more seriously and set up the shot for an epic picture.
I have to say my husband was pretty skeptical about this purchase… He didn’t understand my need to have a large pink camera that took Polaroid pictures when I had a perfectly good iPhone that could take high-quality digitals.
#JOYSTEALER that’s what I like to call him in these situations. HA!
Anyone can look at this baby and see the INSTANT FUN in this INSTANT PICTURE (like what I did there?)
Who doesn’t want to create a collage of super-cute, super-fun Polaroid pictures to hang up? I mean, I know I do!
So we’ve already established it’s cute. I don’t think anyone (even my husband) can deny that.
So what’s the total investment here?
I purchased the Mini 8 for $64 which as of today they’ve discontinued the Mini 8 and they’re onto the Mini 9. I still love this baby pink though so I’m going to link it HERE for you guys who might have the same feelings about a light pink as I do.
The Mini 9 comes in a Flamingo Pink (HERE) for you pink lovers and is $59. The price varies a tad based on color but on average you’re looking at spending $60 for just the camera itself (without film.)
The film is about $13 for a Twin Pack which gives you a total of 20 sheets (HERE)
I think the pricing is pretty good for a novelty item!
So now that you’ve seen the cute-factor, the novelty-factor and the affordability-factor…
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
It’s PRETTY EASY! I mean it has a pretty straight-forward design that makes it easy to operate but I’m going to lay it out for you guys anyway – because I always do better with picture instruction!
Load the film.
You’ll pop the button on the back of the camera that releases the back door. You’ll notice there is a yellow rectangle box on the film and also a small rectangle on the back of the camera. You’ll want to place the film into the back of the camera so that the yellow matches up.
Press the button beside the lens to turn the power on.
Adjust the dial to the lit position.
There is a little corresponding picture with each setting depending on where you are taking the picture so you know where to turn the dial to. Example, indoors is a little house, cloudy is a little cloud, sunny with slight clouds is a semi-bright sun and sunny and bright is a bright sun image. Easy enough, right?
Get ready to make some polaroid magic.
And because I know there are some of you reading that live for this stuff…
|Instant Film||Fujifilm Instant Color Film “instax mini”|
|Picture size||62 x 46mm|
|Shooting range / Focusing range||0.6m – ∞|
|Shutter speed||1/60 sec.|
|Exposure control||Manual switching system (LED indicator in exposure meter)|
|Flash||Constant firing flash (automatic light adjustment) Recycle time: 0.2 sec. to 6 sec. (when using new batteries), Effective flash range: 0.6m – 2.7 m|
|Power Supply||Two LR6/AA-size 1.5V alkaline batteries Capacity: 10 film packs (based on our company research)|
|Others||Exposure counter (number of unexposed films), film pack confirmation window|
|Dimensions & Weight||116mm x 118.3mm x 68.2mm / 307g (without batteries, strap and film pack)|
So now you’ve basically fallen in love and you’re ready to get crazy in instant film heaven, am I right?
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