A few of you might have noticed that I often post photos of my instax films (a.k.a polaroid photos) on my Instagram(@jtubeo). Well, for those of you who doesn’t know, just a month ago, I fell head over heels with this adorable instant camera, the Instax Mini 8. But, there is a catch though it gives you an unflappably adorable photographic device that instantly develops card-sized photos, but at an eye-wateringly expensive 50 pesos per snap. Ouch.
(I bought mine from Colours Centrio Ayala Mall for Php. 4,180)
I was eyeing the camera when it was featured and advertised by David Guison and Kryz Uy (Fujifulm Instax Brand Ambassador) on their Instagram. I decided to check it out on a Camera Store at the Mall and repeatedly told myself I don’t “need” it. Who am I kidding?! First, I just love capturing moments that are gone forever. Second, I think that the feeling of actually holding the photo is really different from just viewing it on your phone or DSLR’s photo gallery.
So far, I’ve really enjoyed having and using my Instax Mini 8. Although, it is a little bulky to carry around but it is much smaller and lighter than my DSLR plus the toy-like and easy-to-use feature of the camera and it’s instant processing is just simply amazing. What makes it more awesome is that the camera comes with an automatic setting that chooses the best lighting to ensure you that your mini polaroids are of best quality and it also comes in different pastel colors, which makes it more fun to have.
(These were my first photos. Wasted one film tho bec it got overexposed. Hahaha)
(The pink one belongs to my best friend. She was convinced of buying herself one after days of thinking about it. Haha.)
(Oh, one last thing. Did I forget to mention that the films also come in different designs? Aside from the plain films, if you opt for something more colorful, I’m sure you’d enjoy these rainbow films. Other designs are also available. Check them out on Google.)
Hand-on-heart, I’d recommend this as a very good choice in reviving the fun and excitement of the Polaroid era. If you’ve decided to grab one, tell me what you think about it. I’d love to hear!