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Old 08-05-2015   #1
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Fujifilm is selling lots of Instax "film"



Source: http://photoscala.de/Artikel/Neue-Qu...ortbildkameras

See this PDF (p.7) for global sales of other Fuji films:
http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/p...150520_001.pdf
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Nice to see a growth in instant film market. I have sadly abandoned buying fuji after they had discontinued production of Polaroid type instant film which made my older Polaroids practically useless. They lost many costumers then as I remember.
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Old 08-05-2015   #3
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I messed around with a smaller Fuji camera, but didn't really like the tiny pictures.

I do, however, really like the film for the Polaroid Land cameras. Shot a bunch for four days while on vacation. Almost every person who saw the camera had a comment that was positive. Love the colors from the film. Too bad the B&W film is discontinued. I liked it and still have a couple of boxes in the fridge.
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As a lover of any instant film I'm happy to know sales are good. Not sure if personally I would buy one, I saw the Instax mini in a shop today and was tempted. But I already have too many cameras...
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We have three Instax cameras within the household, and I have 3 or 4 cameras which take pack film. Instant is great fun, and really works well at parties. Expensive yes, but still fun.
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The latest Instax film using camera is coming from Mint.

https://www.mint-camera.com/en/news/...nstantFlextl70

https://www.mint-camera.com/en/news/...nstantFlextl70

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There's also the SP-1 smartphone printer, which prints on Instax mini film.
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That Instant TLR by MINT is really fascinating!
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There's also the SP-1 smartphone printer, which prints on Instax mini film.
Geez I didn't know about that. Intriguing! Thanks!

Edit: A 3x4 packfilm printer would be awesome as well!
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Great! That means hopefully it'll stick around for a while

I've gone through the better part of 100 prints through my SP-1 already since March, plus another whack of Instax Wide prints in my Instax 210 camera. It never ceases to get people's attention and be a big hit when the instant prints come out at a party or gathering.

My wife and I each have a little album of Instax mini prints of our daughter. They make great little gifts too! I've given mini prints to people at weddings, birthday parties, and just for fun with photos of people with their friends and families. I carry the SP-1 in my camera bag everywhere now just for that reason and I'm a big fan of it for the fun factor.
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Edit: A 3x4 packfilm printer would be awesome as well!

Yes, absolutely. I've said before if they made an Instax Wide compatible printer I'd be first in line to buy one!
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$320 for the Mint? !!!

Ye can buy a real TLR for that cash, with fantastic IQ, not the rotten IQ displayed with this thing. My Lubitel takes hugely better photos.

The emperor's new TLR? Not likely. Same marketing non-speak as neo-LOMO.

An instax camera + film should cost no more than $40....
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I've looked around the bay and such for cheap instax cameras and older models. There are some, but shipping usually is the price of the camera, and under 25€ it ain't.

I haven't seen many of these or other instants around markets lately, however, around here there isn't much of a culture around flea markets.

For sure it'd be fun! However, the price to keep fuelling them approaches Medium format nicely! And I'm not feeding my GW690 as much as I should.

It would be a bit crazy if these Medium Format Fujis actually had Pack and/or integral instant film backs!
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$320 for the Mint? !!!
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An instax camera + film should cost no more than $40....
And a steak dinner should be a nickel!
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For sure it'd be fun! However, the price to keep fuelling them approaches Medium format nicely! And I'm not feeding my GW690 as much as I should.

It would be a bit crazy if these Medium Format Fujis actually had Pack and/or integral instant film backs!
I'd like such a back for my G690BL And one that takes the Instax mini for the Mamiya 645.
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I enjoy the Fujifilm Instax cameras. I mainly use the WIDE camera. I prefer the larger photos. It does a great job and is a great conversation piece of ice breaker.
Its no wonder the Fujifilm Instax cameras and film are a hit!
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And are there any package of film suitable for the old Kodak EK4 ?
I've read that Fuji had some films that fit those kodaks, but they have been discontinued... Any sugestions ?
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Our household has 3 minis and a wide and they get used pretty regularly. Two of the cameras were presents to my kids.

I took the Neo 90 and 210 wide on vacation last spring and really enjoyed using the pics in a travel journal.

Also they are great for parties. It is once to give pictures and not just take pictures.

I am planning to take one to a wedding tomorrow and in October. Seems like the perfect occasion for some instal action.

I would love it if Fuji would do B&W instax film and also an upgraded wide camera that is more like the Neo 90.
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With my teenage daughter and her pals, the Instax is all-the-rage. One friend got one at a birthday party, and now they all want one. Fuji hit it out of the ballpark with this product.
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We use the Instax camera and printer at gallery openings. Guests love it.

The advantage of the Instax camera (Neo Classic) over the SP1 is the spontaneity.
The advantage of the SP1 printer is that you know what the final result will be, as you can make sure the image looks 'perfect' on your phone (or connected Fuji camera) before hitting print.

Initially I thought the prints were too small, but you quickly get used to it and they can easily be slid into a wallet w/o risk of bending/damaging them.
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Has anyone received one yet?
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I'd like such a back for my G690BL And one that takes the Instax mini for the Mamiya 645.
There's actually a company making Instax backs for the Mamiya 600SE. Depending how much it's worth to you, you could contact them and see if they could do something for the 645:

http://www.polaroidconversions.com/
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I would love it if Fuji would do B&W instax film and also an upgraded wide camera that is more like the Neo 90.
The Instax 300 might fit the bill, depending on which features of the Neo 90 you're looking for:

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/ins...as/instax_300/
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There's actually a company making Instax backs for the Mamiya 600SE. Depending how much it's worth to you, you could contact them and see if they could do something for the 645:

http://www.polaroidconversions.com/
Thanks for that link! I do like the Mamiya Press back, just sad the body has to be "adapted".
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Interesting, if Fuji only decide to make a B&W instax film...
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See this PDF (p.7) for global sales of other Fuji films:
http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/p...150520_001.pdf
That is not correct:
In this graph the global demand for photo film until 2010 is shown,
not the global sales of Fuji films.
That's a difference.

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The 300 is the same as the 210 but looks different.

I took my 210 to a wedding yesterday and got a great reaction from people when I pulled it out. I got a good pic of the first dance and framed it in the empty film pack and gave it to them.
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I have the Instax 90 and bought the Sp-1 printer for my girlfriend, I can say they are both very funny to use, very light and relatively small for an instant camera. I wish fuji could release a black and white film now that the stocks of FP-3000 are almost over.
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Nice to see a growth in instant film market. I have sadly abandoned buying fuji after they had discontinued production of Polaroid type instant film which made my older Polaroids practically useless. They lost many costumers then as I remember.
I was just speaking with a guy at K&M Camera and he said "Fuji doesn't give a crap about it's customers" (this is in reference to the FP3000 being discontinued).

I am really intrigued by this. I think it's unreasonable to be legitimately angry at Fuji for discontinuing a product. After all, it's a business. I'd rather them discontinue one product so they can continue to produce others rather than go bankrupt.

Plus, this opens up opportunities for other companies. Like New55. Soon you'll be able to use those Polaroid 545 holders
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That is not correct:
In this graph the global demand for photo film until 2010 is shown,
not the global sales of Fuji films.
That's a difference.

Cheers, Jan
It seems they dont even bother with newer data. See the next page for 2012 numbers.
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The 300 is the same as the 210 but looks different.

I took my 210 to a wedding yesterday and got a great reaction from people when I pulled it out. I got a good pic of the first dance and framed it in the empty film pack and gave it to them.
I don't know what is the general use for them, but where I live (somewhere in South America) it is becoming very common to see weddings where either instant or disposable cameras are put at each table so the guests take their own pictures which also go to the big book. When instant is used someone likes to peel the image and transfer to cardboards on which also comments and wishes are written, others just process the usual way but still ask the guests to write comments on the pictures.

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