Removing unused instant film from camera

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  1. BocaNY

    BocaNY Member

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    Hi again.

    I was wondering if it was possible to remove instant film from a camera unused and save it for later. The reason I ask is because the mini fuji film comes with different boarders and I may a specific one only for one shot. Is it possible? I read it's possible if you switched it in a darkbag into another camera btu nothing on saving it for later use.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. nicholai

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    I dont know how the film packs works in Fuji Instax, but for all polaroid types ive worked with its definitely possible, you just have to do it in complete and absolute darkness.
     
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    For my instax wide I keep the dark slide that is ejected for the first picture for this scenario.

    Unload film packs in complete darkness.

    Open the film door, and remove the pack.

    Carefully feel (with just washed and fully dried hands) for the first sheet of film.

    Slide the dark slide in in front of this first piece of film.

    Once the slide is fully seated, lights can come back on.

    The other trick is to put a post it on the back of the pack to remind you how many shots are left in the pack.

    The next time you load a part full pack in an instax, it spits out the darkslide, and presumes there are 10 shots ( a full pack ) after the dark slide.

    The post it, transferred to the back of the camera, reminds you this is not the case.
     
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    Instax films do not have a spring in their cartridge. This means that, even if the darkslide is returned, the film will be loose in the cartridge, increasing the risk of light leaks.
     
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    just wrap the cartrige with aluminium foil (in complete darkness) and put in a card box. as the instax doesn't spit the darkslide automatically, no problem. later you can swap the cartridge (in complete darkness again. and yes, as mentioned, keep the number of shots left in mind.