Summer will be here before you know it and there will be many moments you won’t want to miss! Instant cameras have been around for decades, but their popularity is even more evident in recent years. Many brands like Fujifilm and Leica have joined the instant camera club, paying homage to the first instant camera – the Land Camera Model 95 – manufactured by Polaroid in the late 1940’s.
Being able to capture each moment with instant film can add a fun, creative element to your summer plans. At KEH Camera, we have a cool selection of instant cameras. Check these out:
Leica is known for their legendary, sleek, stylish and iconic cameras. The Leica Sofort Instant Camera is their latest objet d’art. Available in a variety of colors, its size is great for easy travel and it’s a fun way to add a lot of personality to your summer photos. Equipped with a 60mm f/12.7 Automatik Hektor lens, it can capture a group shot beautifully. If you’re looking for a more official group shot, flip your camera around for a popular selfie! The selfie mirror on the front of the Sofort assures you capture each face. You can purchase a pack of Leica Sofort Color Film Pack, Leica Sofort Black & White Film Pack, or use the more widely available Instax Mini film to start snapping instantly.
Another colorful instant camera is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. The Instax Mini 70 is equipped with a selfie mode, a selfie mirror, and a variety of controls to set exposure levels and capture gorgeous tones. Place your Mini on a tripod mount, set the timer, and you’re ready to shoot selfies and group shots with all your friends. The Instax Mini only accepts the Instax Mini Film which allows for 10 shots per cartridge.
This camera is a classic and proves there is nothing new about the instant camera craze. Manufactured in 1977, the One Step is a non-folding SX-70 inspired by its predecessor the Polaroid Land Camera. Though not equipped with a built-in flash (it originally used flash bulb bars), you can attach an electronic flash with a special flash bar connection for better lighting. SX-70 film is known for its slower development, so that gives you more time to try the creative fun of ‘Polaroid Manipulation’; this is the process of drawing on a Polaroid while the film is still developing. Let the artist in you shine!