Analog, it seems, is back in vogue in photography, and what can be more analog than an instant camera like the Fujifilm Instax system?
Using the Instax is simplicity itself: all you need to do is to aim it at your subject, push the shutter button, wait for the print to emerge from the slot, and admire the results.
More details after the jump.
There are several Instax models made by Fujifilm, but as of the moment Picture City sells the Instax 7S as illustrated at the top of this entry. This model uses the Instax Mini color film with a print size of 62 x 46 mm. Specs follow:
Focusing range: 0.6m – ∞
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec.
Exposure control: Manual switching system
Flash: Built-in, effective range 0.6 – 2.7 m.
Power supply: Four (4) LRG/AA-size 1.5 V. alkaline batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D): 119.5 x 121.5 x 70.5 mm.
Weight: 320 g. (without batteries, strap, and film pack)
Available colors are pink and blue. Price is PHP 2,950.00.
For those of you who might want a camera with automated controls and one that produces larger prints, the Instax 210 is the answer. It uses the Instax Wide color film with a print size of 62 x 99 mm. Specs follow:
Focusing range: 0.9 m – ∞ (Motor-driven 2-range switching)
Shutter speed: 1/64 – 1/200 sec. (Programmed electronic shutter release)
Exposure control: Automatic
Exposure compensation (Lighten-Darken Control): ± 2/3 EV
Flash: built-in, automatic electronic flash, effective range 0.9 – 3.0 m.
Power supply: Four (4) LR6/AA-size 1.5 V. alkaline batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D): 178.5 x 117.5 x 94.5 mm.
Weight: 610 g. (without batteries, strap, film pack, and close-up lens)
The Instax 210 comes in only one color: black. Price is PHP 4,200.00.
A box of Instax Wide instant film costs PHP 445.00, and contains one cartridge of 10 prints. On the other hand, a box of Instax Mini instant film, which costs PHP 840.00, contains two cartridges of 10 prints each, for a total of 20. Both kinds of instant film are rated at ISO 800.
The Fujifilm Instax Instant Photo System is initially available at the following Picture City branches, namely at SM Baguio, SM Clark, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Pampanga. For other inquiries, including delivery orders to anywhere in the Philippines, kindly leave a message below or contact us at (02) 475-7678 or at (0919) 755-8888.