Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Camera
I have a thing for toy cameras, they’re fun, quirky, and unpredictable. Last year I sought out the La Sardina for its wide angle lens and traditional 35mm film, which comes in a wide variety of chemical treatments.
These treatments in combination with light exposure change the color and hues of the film. In Hot Springs, Arkansas I used Tungsten 64. Which lead to some purple and orange blowout shots. In Mexico, I used the most common 100 Color Negative film (which turned out to be some of my favorite shots) and a really special X-Chrome film that was super blue, and perfect for the beach.
But one toy camera is never enough, and I already have a camera that needs film to be developed which I don’t get around to as often as I should. So for my next toy camera purchase, I decided that an instant camera would be perfect. With some birthday money, I got the Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 and I am oh-so very much in love.
I ended up choosing the Instax Mini 25 over the Instax Mini 7 for many reasons. Thanks to it’s uncommon batteries the 25 is much lighter and smaller in size, making it super easy to put in my purse or carry around all day. The biggest plus to this camera is the on/off auto flash. The 7s flash is always on, and in the middle of the day, this can wash out your subject too much for my taste.
The 25 also comes with a close up lens that is easily popped on or off, and helps get superb detail shots, when you can’t get close enough. I love that this camera can take pictures vertically or horizontally, thanks to its two shutter buttons.
The photos turn out very well. The colors pop, the saturation is just right, and it has that lovely super-lit halo effect that most people like about instant cameras – without completely washing out the subject.
I get so giddy when the film pops right out of the top. So satisfying! I can’t wait to take this to a party, out with friends, or just for everyday fun. Its a very playful camera, and I love how it peaks people’s curiosity and you have no problem getting them to pose for a picture.