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Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by MoonMind, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
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  2. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
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  3. Cerita

    Cerita Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Canada
    I saw this the other day in the same video they describe and got very excited. If and when this is a reality, I will buy one for sure. Finally, and for wide film too.
     
  4. phigmov

    phigmov Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Fascinating. I had a similar thought awhile ago - if someone could come up with 3D printed back design for the most common film cameras that worked with an Instax mechanism - that would be kind of cool. The company could sell you a design to match your camera - maybe something ubiquitous and cheap like a K1000 and a licensed Instax mechanism to slot into the 3D back. You could potentially do the same thing with a digital sensor. Probably a few years away before 3D fabricators become more common and someone has the inclination and skills to combine it with a suitable back end sensor (either film or digital).
     
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  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Looks neat but way too expensive for my budget, I'm afraid.
     
  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Agreed...neat idea, but I'm more than happy with my Lomo Insta'WIDE at the moment. I can appreciate what they are doing, but over $500 and it is a non-issue for me for this kind of camera.
     
  7. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    I'm in two minds about the Lomo'Instant Wide - it's quite capable indoors, especially when using the flash (I have yet to try the PC Sync option). But it often struggles outdoors - at infinity, it's less than acceptably sharp, even at f/22 (though an UV filter helps), and more crucially, exposure can be *way* off (usually, this means heavy overexposure). It's a really nice concept, and on paper, it does everything I need, but from the Automat Glass, I know what the film could do, and the Wide simply doesn't deliver on that level reliably enough; this is even more irritating when using the very nice black and white film. Now, if I can do my best to make sure that every shot is a success (or that at least *I* am responsible for failures), I'll be happy to pay that price. In the long run, upping the keeper rate will make it the more sensible choice for me. But of course, if you shoot mostly indoors and for fun, the Lomo'Instant Wide is more than adequate.

    M.
     
  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    That is very true in regards to outdoor use. I mainly use it for indoor shooting at wedding reception for those people who want that kind of thing.
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Obviously I am not the target demographic, but I honestly didn't even realize that there was a target group that wanted "instant camera" and "high quality".

    Not sure why it didn't dawn on me, but now it makes sense.
     
  10. jssaraiva

    jssaraiva Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Dec 31, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    José
    Have you checked out the TL70?
     
  11. Cerita

    Cerita Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Canada
    I have thought about getting one, but two things held me back, it's shoots mini which I am not a fan of, and I have heard it leaves noticeable scratches on the surface.
     
  12. Not really into it. Its *massive*. Gawd.
     
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