Thu 24 Jul 2014
After cleaning out my dad’s apartment as he was moving, my daughter became curious with what she called the funny camera. Yes, it was an instant camera from the 70’s! Her friend had a new version of an instant camera and she was excited to be able to test out the Fuji Film Instax Mini 8. It comes in fun colors, it’s real easy to use and of course offers immediate photos!
My kids were so used to taking iphone photos (and a million of one pose) so I had to explain to her you really have to want the photo because it’s film and each film cartridge only had 10 photos. You simply press the button beside the lens to turn power on, adjust the dial depending on if you need to shoot in the sun/clouds, etc. and shoot. It’s that easy and so much fun. It really reminds me of my childhood. Pictures that pop up instantly – now that is a nice change of pace instead of wondering what to do with my thousands of photos on my laptop!
My 10 year old loves the camera. She really thinks about the pose and frames the subjects just so. A fun gift idea and perfect for summer vacation memories! It’s affordable too – less than $70!
Disclosure: The company sent me the Instax to test out. All opinions are my own.