A photograph becomes real only when it’s printed. I love photographic prints of all kinds. This is why I’ve loved the Fuji Instax cameras. All you get is a print. No muss no fuss.
The Fuji Instax210 has been fun, but let’s face it, it’s kind of ugly. The later versions are better, but still not great. I loved the Lomo’Instant Wide the moment I saw it. Especially the “Central Park” version, so I bought one.
It’s great. Here’s why I like it (compared to my old Fuji):
- It looks great
- Zone focusing on the lens rather than via menu
- Controls are on the back, and are buttons and led indicators. No LCD.
- The lens cap doubles as a remote shutter release. Genius!
- Comes with various lens attachments (Close-up, super-wide, etc)
- It’s plastic, but not as “plastic-ey” as the Fuji
- There’s a PC sync port. I can use an external flash!
Super fun, cute, and more versatile than the one it’s replacing. I’m happy with it.