Lomo Instant Camera

I have a Fuji Instax instant camera and it's a lot of fun to be able to spit out and share prints in the age of Instagram. But it's also an ugly soulless blob of a gadget that seems optimized to be the least carryable or volume-efficient possible. The Polaroid Snap series seems to fix that problem, but the prints look like wafer-thin inkjet slips rather than the meaty, OG polaroid slabs I want. Lomography has its own model out, the Lomo Instant camera: it uses the Instax system and I'm furiously curious about how convincing the retro styling is outside of the product photography studio.

Advanced Lens System: One built-in wide angle lens included, plus additional Fisheye, Portrait and Close-Up lens attachments available

Three Stunning Editions: Choose from three different stylish editions of the Lomo’Instant!

3 Shooting Modes: Shoot photos with auto-flash on for immediate great results, or take direct control with the creative shooting modes (with flash and without flash)

Unlimited Multiple Exposures: Combine multiple shots on one frame for amazing experimental instants

Infinite Long Exposures: Perfect for low light, dawn/dusk and nighttime shooting. Get artistic with light painting and create beautiful light streaked instants!

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Great Eames Office film on the Polaroid SX-70

This great 11-minute 1972 film by Charles and Ray Eames highlights Polaroid's SX-70 model. They went on to create three more commissioned works for Polaroid. Read the rest

Polaroid SX-70 refurbs

If you like the leathery classic Polaroid SX-70 but don't fancy chancing it on eBay, Holga Direct is offering refurbished models for $334: "Each camera has been painstakingly restored to an almost new condition and tested to make sure they work perfectly."

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