Leica Instax Camera? Rumor
Old 09-12-2016   #1
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Leica Instax Camera? Rumor

Hey saw this spreading around, its a Leica instax camera.
not sure if fake though.

The reported specs are:
  • Lens: Auto-Hektor 1:12,7/60mm lens (34mm equivalent on 35mm film)
  • Three focusing zones: Macro (no distance in the info) / Standard 60cm-3m / Infinity 3m-infinty
  • Will take Fuji-Instax film (62x46mm pictures)
  • Selfie mode
  • Price: under 300
  • Shipping in November
  • Three colors available: white, orange and mint



Source is http://fujiaddict.com/2016/09/12/new...-lfi-magazine/
Sorry if this has been posted.
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Old 09-12-2016   #2
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Why not? Its business. Fujifilm made lots of money selling throw away camera.
If its true Leica is giving more choice.
As they say----" to suit every pocket"
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Old 09-12-2016   #3
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I'd like the mint one. I've always wanted a 'mint' camera!
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Smart. Should stop some discussion on the "Has Leica alienated you?" Thread.
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Instead of the Hektor, I wish it had a Noctilux.

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No Black Paint model? Nothing like seeing that plastic show through after a few months of rubbing.
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Old 09-12-2016   #7
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Hmmm.... something about that camera seem strangely familiar... hmmm....

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/ins...nstax_mini_90/

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Old 09-12-2016   #8
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Yes... hmm...

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Old 09-12-2016   #9
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Sure, why not. As a gag I copied the Leica red dot, sized and printed it out on gummed paper then cut them out and stuck them on all sorts of stuff. Can openers, 99 cent plastic cameras, kids toys, etc.
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I would hope if Leica was going to make an instant, it would be more...rangefindery?

Like, actual focusing maybe? faster lenses?

I love the Instax Neo 90, but I have certain expectations, especially with the inevitable Leica price point.
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I'd like the mint one. I've always wanted a 'mint' camera!
Needs to be called "minty" and have a mint taste if you lick it, for authenticity. And the wrapping needs to be waxed paper that you can tear into a veeeeeeery long string
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So a rebranded Fuji... yup
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So a rebranded Fuji... yup
No,It wont be Fuji at all.Even though made in Fuji factory.
Leica hired manufacturing fecility at Fuji plant with workers and also paid for design and everything that went into making this Leica brand and also other.
In this day and age why can they have commercial partnership?
Thats the only way forward.
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Smart. Should stop some discussion on the "Has Leica alienated you?" Thread.
No right minded business person would alienate any clientale.
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Old 09-13-2016   #15
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Maybe there is hope, for a full manual control instax camera.
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The inscription "Designed by Leica Camera Germany" means nothing but it's built elsewhere, and I don't believe it's in Portugal, Canada or Japan. It may very well be the first Leica camera made in China.

PS: It looks quite uncomfortable to hold.
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The inscription "Designed by Leica Camera Germany" means nothing
I am surprised that something like this would be legal as a product description. "Designed and built by Fuji with minor styling tweaks by Leica" would be a more accurate description. And, seriously, why would you pay double the price for that?!

At least it is only a rumor for now...
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It's not about the law but the decence.

I was almost shocked to discover on the first iPod I bought the inscription "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China". I have never bought another Apple product ever since.
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At least it is only a rumor for now...
The inscription is a indication that this is no Leica draft but a photoshop job out of someones imagination - Leica are far more subtle about the degree of participation they have in their outsourced products...
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Supposedly it's in the newest copy of LFI and it's been confirmed and it'll be released at Photokina.
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Smart. Should stop some discussion on the "Has Leica alienated you?" Thread.
Huh? The Leica version of this is still twice the price of the comparable Fuji model (which was already over-priced).
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Huh? The Leica version of this is still twice the price of the comparable Fuji model (which was already over-priced).
Honestly, I don't think the Fujis are overpriced at all.
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Honestly, I don't think the Fujis are overpriced at all.
I was talking about the Neo 90 specifically. Compared to a similar Fuji model without the retro look it is. Obviously, not in any huge way though.
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I already have the Fuji Instax 90 and it is a really fun camera. But it is built to a super plasticky toy level quality. If this Leica is a rebadged Fuji, then it will do a dis-service to the perception of quality build.
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Honestly, I don't think the Fujis are overpriced at all.
They're not. The Instax 90 is $128 at B&H in brown pleather (it did intro at a crazy $300!) . The Instax 70 starts at about $90 depending on colour.
I have both and the photos look identical so with the 90 you are paying for the style.

I use these at my gallery openings to give photos to customers and nothing puts a bigger smile on their faces. Adults and kids alike.
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And the 70 and 90 have different features so saying they are the same except for the 90's styling is misleading.
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I was talking about the Neo 90 specifically. Compared to a similar Fuji model without the retro look it is. Obviously, not in any huge way though.
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They're not. The Instax 90 is $128 at B&H in brown pleather (it did intro at a crazy $300!) . The Instax 70 starts at about $90 depending on colour.
I have both and the photos look identical so with the 90 you are paying for the style.

I use these at my gallery openings to give photos to customers and nothing puts a bigger smile on their faces. Adults and kids alike.
You both seem to think the 90 is all hat and no cattle, but it really isn't. The 90 has features and capabilities that are bespoke to it in the instax line, and you are paying for those features. Dual shutter buttons, one of which doubles as a selfie mirror, program autoexposure, a re-chargeable battery rather than expensive Lithium photo cells, and other features are tip-top among the Instax cameras, and the 90 is the only one where you can turn the flash completely off. It is not just a restyled 70, and I think at its current going prices, it's completely reasonable.

As for the smiles, I totally agree. I have said it before: "Some cameras are only cool to camera nerds, but instant cameras are cool even if you don't know an F/stop from a bus stop."

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And the 70 and 90 have different features so saying they are the same except for the 90's styling is misleading.
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I already have the Fuji Instax 90 and it is a really fun camera. But it is built to a super plasticky toy level quality. If this Leica is a rebadged Fuji, then it will do a dis-service to the perception of quality build.
Agreed. It's fine for an admittedly cheap camera, but it's not Leica quality.
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A little over $300 for a Fuji Instax isn't worth it. If the film itself had a little different look than the regular stuff then I'd be interested in that at least, but it more than likely won't. I'd consider paying a little more ($25-$30) more than a regular Fuji camera for the Leica because it looks better IMHO but that's a bit ridiculous haha.
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I love it! Will get one, just for fun & giggles at parties
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You both seem to think the 90 is all hat and no cattle, but it really isn't. The 90 has features and capabilities that are bespoke to it in the instax line, and you are paying for those features. Dual shutter buttons, one of which doubles as a selfie mirror, program autoexposure, a re-chargeable battery rather than expensive Lithium photo cells, and other features are tip-top among the Instax cameras, and the 90 is the only one where you can turn the flash completely off. It is not just a restyled 70, and I think at its current going prices, it's completely reasonable.
I think all Instax cameras are, as you say, all hat and no cattle. When it came out it was $149. It was steep for what you get image wise in MY OPINION.
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The Instax cameras give much better results than the MINT Rolleiflex copy instant camera.
And those are almost $400.
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It's not about the law but the decence.

I was almost shocked to discover on the first iPod I bought the inscription "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China". I have never bought another Apple product ever since.
I know! And those darned Japanese Nikon and German Leica rangefinders! Isn't anything made in 'Murca anymore?
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The Instax cameras give much better results than the MINT Rolleiflex copy instant camera.
And those are almost $400.
I will agree that Fuji is making the best Instax cameras.

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I love it! Will get one, just for fun & giggles at parties
Me too.

Gotta love some of the predictable responses to a plastic instant film Leica badged camera--
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Me too.

Gotta love some of the predictable responses to a plastic instant film Leica badged camera--
Given that they are identical cameras, and identical looking, would you prefer to spend $400 for the Leica, or $128 for the Fuji?
You can always buy a Leica dot from DAG for $20...


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Huh? The Leica version of this is still twice the price of the comparable Fuji model (which was already over-priced).
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the instax wide is pretty solid --- i like it --- just seems leica is
grasping at straws... not sure what they're going for here... seems
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the instax wide is pretty solid --- i like it --- just seems leica is
grasping at straws... not sure what they're going for here... seems
hipster, skinny jean wearing, bearded, vegan, Iced, Half Caff,
Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte
drinking,buddy holly glasses wearing, film is not dead crowd... well...
f*ck me... those are the same guys that have ruined modern photography
Those are the same guys that have saved film photography.

Like this hipster whose last film, filmed on film, made $2 billion this year.
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Right after I saw this thread, I headed to Bestbuy and bought a Fuji Instax 9 for $59.- and two packs of film. This thing is hilarious, the pictures are truly unique and total fun!

I got a wedding coming up on Saturday and I decided to snap pictures all night and put them up on a board for all wedding guests to see -- in real time!
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Right after I saw this thread, I headed to Bestbuy and bought a Fuji Instax 9 for $59.- and two packs of film. This thing is hilarious, the pictures are truly unique and total fun!

I got a wedding coming up on Saturday and I decided to snap pictures all night and put them up on a board for all wedding guests to see -- in real time!
u can get the film from Amazon for much cheaper than in Best Buy. The camera is a blast.
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