Fujifilm instax mini 11 in blush pink
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Do you want to know, if the ‘Fujifilm instax mini 11’ is worth the price to create instant polaroid pictures?
In this post, I’ll share my experience about the hyped camera.
How much does it costs?
The Fujifilm Instax mini 11, retails around 79€-109€. So look out for sales. What makes the camera pricy, are the polaroid films. Most often, one picture costs 1€. In addition I purchased a matching case for 15€.
How does the technology work?
The camera style is pretty simplistic. It has 2 buttons. One for pushing the lens out and one for taking the pictures. The camera always photographs with a flash – so better be careful where you decide to use it. What makes the Instax mini 11 so great is, that it has a selfie mode – when you pull out the lens to it’s maximum. Next to the lens is a tiny mirror, where you can check your reflection. You can’t zoom with this camera, therefore you can’t really photograph things that are far away. But selfies – which are an arm length, turn out pretty good. Moreover the camera comes with two batteries. For every 10 pictures you take, you have to change the film. On the back of the camera is a tiny round space, where it tells you, how many empty films are available. For the ones who get easily confused with camera settings, on the Instax mini 11, you don’t have to adjust any lighting settings. The camera does it all automatically for you. How I said, it’s all pretty simple. The Instax lens has 60mm and the focus range is 0.3m~∞. Also the camera is super lightweight.
How did the polaroids turn out?
Here you can see how my first attempts of polaroid photography turned out. The colors were pretty light and cool, people appeared lighter, than they are. I found it difficult to focus on objects, it takes practice.
Are there alternatives?
In my view, if you photograph a lot, there are cheaper alternatives out there, to get polaroid pictures – like purchasing a polaroid printer. So you can make photographs on your phone and print them per click out with the printer.
You can purchase the printer in plenty of stores and online-shops which sell technology.
I can also recommend to order pictures on apps like ‘Lalalab’ in polaroid forms.
My final conclusion
The Fujifilm Instax mini 11 is for everyone, who takes sharp pictures not to seriously and loves capturing memories when going on vacation, with friends, boyfriend or at family events and is happy with imperfect-fun pictures. In stores like Urban Outfitters you can purchase different polaroid frames, which are always fun. I can say, that I’m totally in love with my camera and happy with it and I would never give it away.
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