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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    All I can say is that the Instax film my kids shoot with is VERY Impressive. Sharp as a tack, with gorgeous colors. I just wish the images were a bit larger and that Fuji made a monochrome pack to go with the camera.
    My intention in making the comment about instant photography wasn't meant to 'knock' instant images (after all, as I've mentioned here several times, I spent 7 years working on the Kodak Instant Film that Instax film is based) and I know it's possible to make great consumer photo images with Instax film. Rather, it was designed to refer to the 'Serious Photography' issue.

    I consider instant photography to be in the 'point and shoot' digital image category; not intended for 'Serious Photography'.

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    Looks like I have 3 choices for instant cameras.

    1. The new Instax Neo. Pros: finally a serious camera from Fujifilm. Cons: Small images. No monochrome.
    2. Instax 210. Pros: Nice sized photographs. Great color. Cons: A joke of a camera, no monochrome.
    3. A Polaroid Land camera: Pros: both color and monochrome. Good image size. Cons: Old camera, hard to find in China, questionable reliability.

    Tough call.....each option has an appeal to me.

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    Instax 210: A joke of a camera
    What do you mean by this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    What do you mean by this?
    Let's see: It's dopey looking, extremely fragile, flash is on 100% of the time, and has very limited available shutter speeds.

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    I like the look, but that of course is a matter of taste. The Instax Mini cameras are not different technically except for the latest model.

    What I miss is a SLR that takes Fuji instant films. The Polaroid SX-70 SLR made a virtue of the necessity of its mirror.
    Last edited by AgX; 10-07-2013 at 05:31 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    All I can say is that the Instax film my kids shoot with is VERY Impressive. Sharp as a tack, with gorgeous colors. I just wish the images were a bit larger and that Fuji made a monochrome pack to go with the camera.
    Everyone is wishing the same thing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    What do you mean by this?
    Poor lens and features yes, but a joke? No, It's just its a camera that is hard to master at least until you've learned all its kinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    I consider instant photography to be in the 'point and shoot' digital image category; not intended for 'Serious Photography'.
    I hope never to turn into a "serious" photographer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Let's see: ... flash is on 100% of the time
    The last few versions of the Kodak Instant Cameras were flash every time. Film contrast was a little high and adding full time fill-in flash greatly improved image quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Looks like I have 3 choices for instant cameras.

    1. The new Instax Neo. Pros: finally a serious camera from Fujifilm. Cons: Small images. No monochrome.
    2. Instax 210. Pros: Nice sized photographs. Great color. Cons: A joke of a camera, no monochrome.
    3. A Polaroid Land camera: Pros: both color and monochrome. Good image size. Cons: Old camera, hard to find in China, questionable reliability.

    Tough call.....each option has an appeal to me.
    You could also shoot instant in a "serious" camera. Peel-apart Fuji in my Speed Graphic is a lot of fun, and a lot easier than stuffing Instax into 4x5 holders individually.

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