Lomography has announced a new camera called Lomo’Instant, which has become the company’s first shooter that uses instant film.
One of Kickstarter’s favorite companies is Lomography, as a multitude of its projects have been turned into a success courtesy of the crowd-funding platform.
Another Lomography story is destined for greatness, as the company has just launched a new Kickstarter project, consisting of its first instant camera. It’s called Lomo’Instant and it captures photos on film that are printed in an instant.
Lomography introduces the Lomo’Instant camera that uses Fujifilm’s Instax Mini film
Advancements in technology have allowed us to exchange film cameras for digital models. Smartphones are also devices that capture decent images, but it is not like you can feel or touch the shots. Lomography says that people want to treat their photos like real objects, so this is how the idea of Lomo’Instant camera has been born.
Lomo’Instant uses Fujifilm Instax Mini film and the shots are printed immediately. You can share the photos with your friend, give it as a gift to someone whose portrait you have captured on the street or simply keep it to yourself as an instant memory.
Lomo’Instant offers an “Auto” exposure mode and two “Manual” ones
The “exposure” aspect of the Lomo’Instant camera includes three shooting modes. The first is “Flash On Auto” that allows the built-in flash to detect brightness and uses a light meter to adjust the intensity of the flash. In this case, the aperture is set at f/16, however, the exposure compensation can be adjusted within the +2EV to -2EV range.
The second mode is called “Flash On Manual” and it is aimed at indoor shooting. It includes a setting called N for photos taken during daylight, as well as a B setting for longer exposures.
Last but not least is the “Flash Off Manual” mode that is aimed at nighttime photographers. It can be used with B setting, but it can also be used during the day in N mode. Still, Lomography recommends this mode for users who enjoy light painting.
Lomo’Instant features the brightest aperture among instant film cameras
Lomography has also revealed the Lomo’Instant specs. The camera comes with a built-in wide-angle lens that offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 27mm.
Thankfully, a lens package allows more customization. A secondary lens is a fisheye model with a 170-degree field-of-view that produces circular shots.
The third lens is a portrait one and it offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 35m.
According to the company, Lomo’Instant offers the brightest aperture found in any other instant camera. The maximum aperture is f/8 and it could be more useful for portrait shots. Other aperture settings are f/11, f/16, f/22, and f/32, which will do a better job at keeping everything in focus.
Kickstarter goal has already been reached, get a Lomo’Instant now while it is cheap
The Lomo’Instant camera comes with a tripod mount and a cable release. Color gels will be supplied in the package, allowing users to add further customization to their shots.
At least four versions of the camera will be available, including White, Black, Sanremo, and the Kickstarter Special Edition.
Lomography has set the Kickstarter goal at $100,000. However, it has been met quickly, as more than $250,000 have been pledged so far.
Shipping will begin in November 2014, so head over to the project’s Kickstarter page and secure a unit while this is still available.