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Reddit reviews: The best film cameras

We found 213 Reddit comments discussing the best film cameras. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 126 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Film Cameras:

u/rickzor · 14 pointsr/toycameras

You can load 35 mm film into a holga 120 by putting spacers, such as foam, strofoam, stacked pennies, or anything the will securely hold the 35mm film case in place of the taller 120 case. You must then tape up the back and sides of the camera to avoid light leaks, unless you want them. Always put at least one layer of tape on the back to not completely ruin your film.

You can get a 35mm back for the holga 120 if you're not comfortable with do a DIY solution, but DIY is what makes toy cameras really great. The difference in buying the popular, cheap factory-made 35mm back is the frame is cropped to fit the standard size of 35mm frame. This means more individual photos, but takes away the ability to do sprocket hole shots like this and makes the shot more narrow. If you go the DIY route, you can make your own 35mm sized frame by cutting a 35mm frame-sized square from a piece of cardboard and putting it in your 120.

There is a 35mm film back for 120 Holga's that is pretty cool, though a bit more expensive. The 35mm back made by superheadz turns the 120 into a fully featured 35mm holga camera, with a 35mm film counter, frames that allow sprocket-shots, and all the 35mm mechanics built right in. If you want to buy a 35mm back, you should buy this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Superheadz-35mm-Adapter-Holga-Cameras/dp/B001W4JOWI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372035953&sr=8-2&keywords=holga+35mm+back
Again, toy camera photography is all about DIY and imperfections, so I would encourage going the DIY route for the getting most exploration, invention and adventure possible with a holga 120

loading 35mm into your 120 means you have to wind the film in very specific rotations, as 120 winder doesn't click or stop after each frame. the one exception of this is using the superheadz back. See here: http://photondetector.com/tools_ref/135-advance/

Also re-winding film must be done in a dark area, like a bathroom or closet without any lights on. 120 cameras don't rewind, so you have to take the film out and rewind it by hand. The superheadz back has a winder built into it.

squarefrog (who is also a member of this subreddit) has a great guide to using 35mm in a 120 holga: http://www.squarefrog.co.uk/techniques/using-35mm-film.html

I started with the holga 135bc, which takes 35mm film and superimposes a fake vignette over every photo. The vignette effect is great, but I really wish I just started with a 120. The 135 series is very limiting compared to the 120s.

processing black and white film is easy and cheap and does not require any expensive equipment. Developing color film requires more chemicals and very accurate temperature control. Color is usually not processed outside of professional labs.
http://www.shawnhoke.com/2011/01/developing-black-and-white-film-at-home/

u/lilyputin · 1 pointr/washingtondc

I'm luck I have a mom & pop artist supply store that's been around forever nearby. They do film, digital, video, you name it. I just go in give it to them no questions asked although its been getting more expensive, most of the time I have them up it onto a cd then for cost reasons then file the negatives. Then when I'm ready to use something I can pull up the images (stored on a huge hard drive that is backed up everyday) bring in the negatives and get them printed. I think most big box artist supply stores would be similar I'm not sure though the closest is over an hour away from me, and I like to stay local.

The only time I have to explain something is when I bring in film that I've shot on my "fun" camera that takes 360 degree shots or however much I feel like taking. I get about 4 shots out of a 35mm roll and they are fine handling it even though its non standard some of them actually get excited about that camera. If you thinking about starting to dabble I can't recommend it enough its a Lomo 360 spinner super fun and dirt cheap $99 on amazon for a basic black one I think thats the same price that they sell them for if you get it directly from lomo, get the warranty if you get one I broke my first one after 6 months. Its pretty simple it has what I think of as a "rip cord" pull and it shoots but you can use it to do really crazy shots too. Here are some examples. You can find a ton shots from online. Did I mention its very fun I love giving it to my friends and let them shoot on it the response is always "COOL!" I'd also recommend the basic lomo as a nice fun camera to use you can easily do multiple exposures on it, over exposures, and long exposures like at night. I will likely never have my own darkroom having chemicals laying around is not something I want anywhere I live.

All that said if you already have a camera get some film for it and give it a whirl. Lens are dirt cheap for old film cameras so you can really expand you stable inexpensively. You do have to pay attention to film speed check out /r/analog/ if you need some guidance. You could try /r/photography just be prepared for someone to give you the standard why film line of questioning but there are people who know their stuff there too.

u/densetsu23 · 2 pointsr/Edmonton

No specific suggestions for providers, but just an idea we liked. We bought an Instax cameras (basically Polaroid cameras) and a bunch of film and left them on the front table with the gifts. We asked people to use them all night and take polaroid-like photos, then deposit them in a box.

We got a ton of amazingly goofy photos with them. Loved the retro feel of the film, and the permanence of film over a digital camera seemed to bring out the best in people. It's been 3 years and I still take a few shots with that camera at birthdays, parties, etc. Compliments our DSLR and cell phones nicely. It's a modern take on the "leaving disposable cameras around" idea, better because people can immediately see the photos they took.

We had the Instax 210, no longer made; they replaced it with the Instax wide 300. We both like the wide format onces better, but the square-film Instax mini 9 cameras and film are more widely available.

u/White_Hamster · 1 pointr/PostCollapse

I can understand what you're saying, but I don't agree with you. I am in the same boat as you with film cameras, I have been shooting on film for years, and while I shoot digital now, I still have a ton of film cameras that I love the connected feeling I have with them when I shoot. I don't see what's wrong with the lomo brand. I mean, their film is pretty shitty, I'll give you that, but I shoot with a few of their cameras and I love it.

There seems to be this hatred towards the hipstamatic-styled images, which never bothered me because it means more people are taking pictures. I'm not a part of any mindset that says people don't know how to take pictures and shouldn't. I mean, the quality might not be good, but how many of us when we started out (damn, around 10 years ago for me) actually took good pictures? My first I don't know how long was just riddled with bad pictures that I liked and helped me learn and improve. There's nothing wrong with it, I was starting out. And they don't do any harm just existing in the internet, whether it's a flickr account, blog or facebook album. We're not talking about commercial and fine art photography being done by novices that have tilted horizons and are just washed in messed up colors and no focus, professionals still have that same level of skill as always. So it's not having any adverse affect on photography, all it's actually doing is getting more people into it. Are they good? It's irrelevant.

I know a lot of people don't like a company charging as much as they do either, which I am mixed with. I mean, I don't mind paying $40-$50 for my Holga or Diana or whatever. Do I wanna pay $400 for a limited edition LC-A+? Not really, I can't justify spending that much on one of their cameras. Same thing with some of the cameras with a flash, the Diana Mini was over $100 with it. That I don't like.

Otherwise, yeah they're a company that saw people that had fun with film cameras like the Holga and Diana, these toy cameras were selling already, so they started selling them for $30 per Holga, which you really can't argue as being a ton of money. The Diana F+ is $40 and right now it's $66 with a flash. For what you get, that's a fantastic price. After they sold these, they made some shitty film that they could sell 3 rolls of for $12 so when you leave their site, you don't have to go through the hassle of getting 120 film shipped from yet another place (more money).

I have heard the old LOMO cameras were good, and while I haven't played with the new lubitels, I think it's at least nice that they're trying to preserve these old cameras in some fashion. I mean, they can't be as good no matter what, but if you're into the fantastic quality of these old cameras, this won't be an adequate replacement, so it's not trying to play a fast one on you.

Have you read the ten golden rules of lomography? I think it's at least interesting for any photographer, regardless of how you feel about the company.

Overall, I'm not going to hate a company for getting more people to take pictures in any way, and especially not for bringing back obscure and funky cameras.

u/disneylurker · 2 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I don't know if your kid is into photography, but I got one of these Polaroid cameras that I plan to take with me to Disney. It's really cute and easy to use. You could maybe even get a Disney themed scrapbook for her/him to put the photos in?

They also have Disney themed film for the camera so when it prints out, the borders have Disney characters depending on which film you buy.

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The only downside is any super bright outdoor areas and the photos don't show up that great. Shady areas, night photos, and indoor photos are best.

u/opDimitri · 1 pointr/Polaroid

I'm a polaroid fan but to be objective, if you are on a budget, fujifilm is a better bet for a new camera. Cameras are ~ $100 and film is much cheaper - more than 2x cheaper per shot than Polaroid and produce better quality that current polaroid originals film.

These are both great Instax cameras to give as gifts I think.

https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Instax-Classic-Instant-Camera/dp/B00FR85IRK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1511380666&sr=8-5&keywords=instax+mini


https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Instax-Wide-300-Instant/dp/B00TGOWK3Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511380688&sr=1-3&keywords=instax+wide


I'd personally recommend the WIDE camera (second link) as the "mini" photos are just too small to be useful (to me at least). Mini camera (1st link) does have more options however. But both are better cameras than current iType OneStep 2 PO sells.



If you are going polaroid route, I'd say avoid plastic consumer cameras of the 90s. And even the new onestep2. They are just too basic and too cheap (i know I'll get flamed for this). In my opinion, there are 3 cameras that are really worth having from polaroid:

SX-70 (Model 1 and 2) •
680 SLR <-overall best pick but pricy •
Spectra SE/PRO (Or Minolta variant of the same).

If you don't mind gifting a used Polaroid camera and on a budget, Spectra SE sells on ebay for 20-50$ based on condition and it's all inclusive (no need for any add-ons), higher end camera that shoots larger format film. If you snag one for 40$ like I did, you will still have enough for 3 packs of film to go with it!

my 2 cents.

u/adamsw216 · 2 pointsr/Polaroid

This is something I've mentioned to PO--a serious lack of good, archival photo album. I don't like those ones with sticky pages, nor do I like those ones where the photos barely fit or are too loose. I want something nice looking and stable. Even those old Polaroid SX-70 albums aren't ideal because they're just paper pages with corner holders, so there's no covering protecting the images from finger prints.

So far, I have not been super successful. I have only tried two out so far, but here are my findings:

  • Polaroid Photo Album for Zink

    This album feels ridiculously cheap and kind of crappy. Amazingly, it does fit Polaroid photos perfectly. The only downside is, because the new Polaroid Originals photos are pretty thick, it is a bit too snug to fit in the photos front-to back (two per sleeve) in order to reach the maximum storage capacity of 48 photos. I'm worried about the photos in the front and back of the album getting bent if I fill it all the way. Still, it works.

  • Finite Wallet Photo Album for Instax Wide

    Decent build quality. It is pretty ideal for Instax Wide photos, and that's what I'm using it for, but I was surprised to see that Polaroid photos fit in there very well. The only downside is you have to put them in sideways so you'll have to hold the book horizontally and flip through it vertically if you want to view the photos. I don't really like that and prefer to flip through it like a book, but it's a decent album and would work in a pinch.


    There are a couple others on eBay that I've been thinking of trying. I'll probably make a post if I find the perfect, affordable album.
u/DaddyKoolAid · 12 pointsr/photography

This looks a lot like the Polaroid Snap, and made by the same company, C+A Global.

The Snap has a few more features - it lets you print with or without border, and has 3 colour modes instead of 2 - but a 3.4mm f/2.8 lens as opposed to the Kodak's 8mm f/x lens. It implies a bigger sensor, but that seems strange given how similar everything else is, and that they're both 10mp. Maybe a different f.o.v.? Typo?

Z-ink isn't as good quality as instant film, but 'film' is a lot cheaper, and the microSD card is great for when you want to share the photo, or run out of paper. And kids love the stickers.

If you're after quality, then these are not the cameras for you. But as a second camera, or for parties, etc., they really are a lot of fun.

u/jelliknight · 2 pointsr/Polaroid

I have the instax mini.

Over time it's the cost of film that really matters, the cost of the camera will be negligible once you've taken 100 shots. Fujifilm Instax are the cheapest for film. It doesn't matter how much nicer the camera looks if you can't afford the film to use it! If you want the bigger film size you can always get the instax wide though that means the camera is bigger and less convenient to carry around (though so is the polaroid).

Do take into consideration the size of the camera itself. If you have to carry an extra bag around for it you're less likely to have it on you when you see something you want to shoot. The instax mini fits in my handbag, the other two would not. Google for pictures of people using them to get an idea of the size.

As for the smaller film, I considered that too but the truth is I'm never looking at my pictures from across the room anyway - they're in my hand when I look at them. Credit card size is plenty for that.

In conclusion i think the instax wide is a good compromise if the film size is important to you. The films for it are about US$16 for 20 (as opposed to US$50 for 16 for the polaroid) and they're comparable in size. Here's a comparison of the polaroid, instax mini and instax wide films.

BTW you could always get a groovy case to make it prettier.

u/Zamiewithazee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh man, I have that exact model! I got mine from Costco so it came with a bag and 2 lenses.

Oooh, no, I have one of those cameras, but I'm pretty sure there's some light leak going on with it :/ I'm taking about this bad boy.

You're a human that moves into this small town where your neighbors are cute animals that act and talk like humans. In the original one, you have to pay off your mortgage and what not, and you can do tons of stuff around town like help out your neighbors, catch fish & bugs, visit your friend's town, and decorate your house. In this new one, you're the mayor of the town and you can actually purchase things for the town like benches and other decorations. The trailer might help :)

u/ghostforest · 1 pointr/keto

Bravo! I always choose non-food rewards as rewarding myself with food is part of what lead me to being overweight.

For 100 lbs, I'd really want to splurge. Maybe a really great outfit for upcoming holiday parties, a special piece of jewelry, or something fun like an updated Polaroid style camera .

u/idene · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cake is a girl's best friend!

I think you should have this. Just use the rest of the £25/$30 you would have spent getting me something and use it to get yourself this, it seems like something you would really enjoy and love.

As for the £5/$5 I say gift /u/ironysparkles the PokePlugs she's been eyeing.

GIF!!!

ANOTHER!

ANOTHER ONE!!!

u/11m4a · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

I don’t know if they’re necessary, but I’m so excited for ours!
I got this book from Amazon (only $34!), and will have the black pages for people to write little messages on it in metallic markers, and our Fuji film mini Polaroid camera to add their pictures! I totally stole the idea from Pinterest and that’s ok :)

We registered for the film to cut out that cost, and I think it will be a fun experience for our guests and something that we will enjoy looking back on. Hope this helps!


Wooden Wedding Guest Book (11" x 8.5", Burnt Cocoa Wood Finish) Personalized Rustic Polaroid Guestbook Album Bridal Shower Registry Made in USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079Z9MNQ3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_eXTXBIPQNcqay

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, Smokey White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWLJ7KY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H5AXCbMZRG942

Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film (3 Twin Packs, 60 Total Pictures) - International Version https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4OR4GQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r5AXCb8EC44GG

u/thespeak · 2 pointsr/itookapicture

Thanks! I've used lots of different pinhole cameras, some home made, some purchased, some built by friends. This was shot with a Zero Image. The camera is literally a wooden box with a small hole in the front. Zero's are a bit spendy for pinhole cameras. You can get a similar degree of accuracy with the Holga WPC (the pinholga). Or, if you are really curious about a fantastic piece of art and equipment, my friend Don builds these. They are wooden boxes that are completely amazing!

u/finaleclipse · 1 pointr/photography

> but I'll be "holding" the camera most of time.

If that's the case, would a monopod potentially be more appropriate for the type of shooting you're looking at doing?

> Hm... does these disposable cameras take nice photos?

Did you mean to include a link somewhere? The only disposable cameras I can think of are film ones like this. I'm not sure about sand resistance or quality (likely not fantastic, but passable like most disposable cameras), but the ones I linked are capable of even being used underwater which sounds like they're pretty well-sealed.

u/Transplantedreality · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sonya, your momma wouldn't tell you this but... LIVE, every single day to the best of your ability. If you love someone , tell them. If you have a dream, chase it. If you want to see the word, do it. Love with all your heart, laugh whenever you can, show kindness to everyone you meet. The whole point of living is to be alive. When you're young its easy to put things off for another day, but someday you'll look back and may regret the chances and opportunities you didn't grab hold of. So take them, own them and give it all you've got.

A camera to capture all of the memories she makes

u/MikeRollerson · 1 pointr/Polaroid

If you're on a budget, Instax is the way to go for sure.

As someone else mentioned, the Instax Neo 90 is a very safe bet and right around your range. The camera is very "automatic" but also has some creative control if you prefer (night more, multiple exposures, bulb mode, flash off, darker, lighter, macro). The film is also very cheap (approx. $12.50 for 20 shots but can often be found for less on sale)

The downside is that the Instax Mini format is about half the size of Instax Wide or Polaroid film. I still really like it, it's cheap, it's easy to use and a fun system to shoot with!

Price does vary, but don't spend more than $129 (bestbuy/urbanoutfitters will sometimes list it at $179-199). You can sometimes find a used one for about $79: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00FR85IRK/ref=dp_olp_used_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=used

u/Gargladdy · 3 pointsr/Polaroid

If you're price conscious on film I would shy away from any of the 600 series cameras. $25-30 for 8 shots? Not worth it if you want to actively shoot with it.

If you don't like the mini form factor, you could also consider an instax wide. the pros are the film is cheap, it's wider than the OG square polaroid film which some people like too. (cheaper than the instax mini film even) but the cons are the camera itself is HUGE.

I personally have the mini 25, and have been enjoying using it more as an out with friends, or throw it in my bag camera. For more artistic stuff I use a Polaroid Land and FP100c film (8.99 for 10 shots) If you can go that route I would do that for cost. The cons of pack film is you can't just throw it in your pocket after you peel it, you have to wait for it to dry first.

u/3zero1ne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I really love my polaroid camera... just it's not a polaroid, it's a Fujifilm Instax . It's just a lot of fun to bring around places and casually shooting. Plus: instant gratification!

  2. LOTS of crazy stuff happens. I can't talk about some of them because of NDA's i've signed...but i'd say probably some of the weddings i've done. Seeing a bride's dress tear/start to rip as she put it on, seeing a cake almost fall, a few too many drunk people, REALLY awkward toasts/speeches...also some very cool cultural experiences from weddings. Ethiopian weddings are cool, and some of the Jewish and Russian ones i've been to have been amazing.

  3. I've never had one!
u/ficus16 · 1 pointr/photography

Amazon would probably work best, but being in NYC I'm sure I have plenty of option. Thank you for the advice! A bit off topic but what do you think of Lens kit or Polaroid Camera as gift options?

u/Howls_Castle · 3 pointsr/Polaroid

I have this Fuiji Instax camera. It works awesome. And you can buy film for it via amazon. Its not as awesome as the good old Polaroid 600 type, but it is a great equivalent, although a bit big. But has a nice set of features.

u/EastCoastGnar · 3 pointsr/photography

The Impossible Project stuff is nice, but the film is extremely expensive. I would recommend going with a Fujifilm Instax Wide. The camera itself is pretty cheap...roughly $50.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NUP0D2/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=1944687782&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00005NPPQ&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0Z1VMXWCCHSZYNH8HEN2

If you buy the film, you can get 40 sheets for roughly $30.

http://www.amazon.com/Fuji-Instant-Color-Instax-Cameras/dp/B007I6FCIO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416854415&sr=1-3&keywords=fujifilm+instax+wide

If you want the film to be a little cheaper, you can buy an Instax mini, but I think the bigger prints are worth the little bit of extra money they cost.

u/dougolupski · 1 pointr/Polaroid

I don't think the bel-air is gone but you're right I cant seem to find one. I have a converted Polaroid 110B with a belair and its great so if you like the camera be patient or contact Nate at http://www.polaroidconversions.com/ he did my conversion. He might have a back to sell. You could if you wanted to tinker try to convert to mini instax with the Diana mini back https://www.amazon.com/Lomography-Diana-Instant-Back-Black/dp/B0027DK206/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496325889&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=belair+instant+back

u/jas-0597 · 1 pointr/lomography

Good question, but I think nothing goes cheaper than the Recesky TLR 35mm. It's a $15 DIY camera, quite tricky, but not hard to build and easier to use.

I have one, and I'm in love with the results.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Recesky-Reflex-Minimovie-Exposure/dp/B01921EQ3O

u/MakinBaconPancakezz · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

So cute! If she’s creative she’ll probably live something like these:


Make your own mini erasures kit

Wreck this journal

Lip Balm Maker Kit

Instant Camera

Also, if she loves to build, you can never go wrong with Legos.

u/laggy2da · 5 pointsr/ElectricForest

Here's one that uses actual instant film https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Instax-Mini-Instant-Camera/dp/B06WW64YM6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1549304170&sr=8-5&keywords=fuji+instax

Here's one that is digital and prints the photos as you take them- https://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Instant-Digital-Printing-Technology/dp/B015JIAGE2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1549304216&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=polaroid+digital&psc=1

And here's a portable printer so you can just print photos from your phone https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Wireless-Bluetooth-Portable-Printer/dp/B07C68MS2H

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I've used both of the first 2. The Fuji instax photos look best but getting them to come out good with lighting can be tricky and the film is expensive. I wouldn't reccomend the instant print polaroid. The pictures rarely came out good in my experience.
I haven't had experience with the pocket printer but they seem really nifty.

u/futuremrsc2017 · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

This is the newest version of the one I own. I LOVE mine :) This is the film (20 pictures for $19).

u/Kerbero · 1 pointr/Polaroid

The best thing I could find is this
Fintie Wallet Photo Album. I ordered one and the photos fit snuggly in there. I like it alot but probably not great for bulk storage as it's fairly compact.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G81BZTB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xGrIDbCVASCRZ

But yeah, I wish Photo File made a correct fitting sheet.

u/Eal12333 · 3 pointsr/photography

I'm looking to get an instant camera this upcoming Black Friday!

Right now I'm looking at the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9, the Instax Wide 300, the Intax Mini 90 Neo Classic, and the Polaroid Onestep 2.

Right now I think the one I'm most interested in is the Mini 90; It has the most features, looks nice, and seems to take great pictures. But I'm unsure if I really think it's worth being 3x the price of the Mini 9. And I've heard of possible issues with the longevity of the proprietary battery.

I also really like the larger prints of the Instax Wide, and the Onestep 2, and the Onestep 2 has that real nostalgic look, but they're both very simple cameras, and I've heard very conflicting things about the quality of the pictures they produce.

And the Mini 9 has by far the most attractive price; I can get a bundle with 2 packs of film for $80 CAD at Costco, but I really hate that it cant really take landscape pictures (at least, not without holding it in an awkward way it wasn't meant to be held)

Any thoughts on the cameras? would you recommend any to me specifically? And are there any good deals going on?

u/eastLgc · 1 pointr/Cameras

Looks like a fairly common camera set-up; the lens appears to be the standard kit lens 28-80mm, the body appears to also be know as the elan-7e. Looks like [this is your basic setup](Canon EOS ELAN 7E 35mm SLR Camera Kit w/ 28-90mm Lens (Discontinued by Manufacturer) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004YZLZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.8BMybAHKWYY6), if I'm not mistaken. If I'm correct, this camera has a very special feature you don't see very often-- eye-controlled focus. Supposedly, the camera can track your eye movement to determine what you're looking at and focus to that spot. Modern cameras don't do this. To my knowledge, this is the only camera (at least consumer level) to even attempt this.

u/UnleashTheKraken · 1 pointr/BurningMan

In my experience the ASA 800 have worked slightly better so I try and use those.

As for the combo plastic mailer bags/film canisters/printable postage stamps I have tried a different approach. I have got a flat rate box pre-addressed and pre-paid to myself and duct tape this to the camera. I also duct-taped a permanent marker for people to write their e-mail on it. I think this way is easier since it is less stuff to do, less stuff to get separated, and less work for the end user. What do you think?

I might try and steal your idea about the pre-paid stamps with the irregular item because I don't plan on using a flat-rate this year. I think having the camera built into the box will be even better and less things to get separated. Any chance you live on the east coast (or not California) where I can build one and mail one a test dummy to see if the USPS will get it there?

u/FIBpackfan · 1 pointr/nfl

My wife does a lot of that too, Google offers photobooks straight from their service. A lot of digital printers also offer similar integration.

But nothing beats the old-school cool of either polaroid or fujifilm instant photos.

You inspired me to go find this and now I kind of want one just for the instant gratification of a quick pic of one of the kids or the family.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/instax

If you have Amazon Prime, check here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00FR85IRK/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new


There are multiple sellers listed here with Prime Fulfillment that can get it there as soon as tomorrow (just check to make sure it's New condition). I know BestBuy used to sell it instores at a high price but seems to have taken it out of stores. If you have prime, also check out Prime now (primenow.amazon.com) - they give free 2-hour delivery even on weekends but items vary from city to city since it's all from the local warehouses

u/puppies6uui · 3 pointsr/GiftIdeas

What about one of the Fujifilm cameras?

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Ice Blue Instant Camera https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WW64YM6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hKCbAbFT3418Q

I was given cash for my birthday and bought one for myself. I'm 20 and use it all the time. I love having a tangible photo. This would allow your boyfriend and his kids to do something together and give them something to hold onto.

u/Twistedlittlelady · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

I got the Fujifilm Mini Instax camera on amazon! It’s cheaper than a standard Polaroid with more access to film but it’s not cheap either. Here’s the amazon link for the one I got:
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Ice Blue Instant Camera https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WW64YM6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lY0BCbAGEH8GZ

I’m genuinely having so much fun with it. I got it for our wedding reception in May and I’m excited to have guests use it and take pictures for our guest book!

u/Soundstep · 1 pointr/photography

http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Z2300-Digital-Instant-Camera/dp/B008GVXL1A
http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/polaroid-z340/
These cameras are both manufactured by Polaroid, so there's that... the prints are a bit small, and I cannot vouch for build quality or handling and things like that, but it might be neat to look into!

u/someguynamedjohn13 · 1 pointr/Cameras

There is always the Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 you can use a smart phone or tablet.

The Fuji Camera looks fugly and cheap for its price. The again it looks like Polaroid makes a fugly model too. This Polaroid looks better, but cost a lot more.

u/NES_Gamer · 1 pointr/pics

I really like this one. https://www.amazon.com/Canon-AE-1-35mm-Film-Camera/dp/B00GTX4RCO.

Although I also like my Afga Optima I, too.

u/Mouthfullofcumm · 1 pointr/videography

Here's something in your price range. Unfortunately, even the cheapest of cheap DSLR's are $500-$600. You can look around for used ones though and probably get a pretty good deal.

u/Mrsparklee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Right now I'm really diggin' this camerea I think it could be a lot of fun.

u/SageieGirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Does anyone else on RAOA collect cameras? I walked into my favorite thrift store for the first time in months. Everything was half off. I walked away with a BRAND NEW [FujiInstax Wide] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TGOWK3Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00TGOWK3Q&linkCode=as2&tag=rachelfilmsth-20&linkId=f12a5f2d8fbd69279dccdba1f43d3da8) for $5! AHH!!! <33333

If I can I try to shoot with film over digital as I work with digital all of the time.

u/systemA · 2 pointsr/photography

If you're feeling a bit like going against the grain, try this

u/thegingermullet · 1 pointr/StrangerThings

It looks like a basic 80s Canon camera (Canon AE-1). You get one similar to it at Goodwill/Savers/etc pretty cheap. I don't think anyone is going to call you out from not having the exact camera. The lens may be more difficult to find.

u/wdb123 · 1 pointr/Cameras

What about this one? Looks like it cost less per print.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015JIAD7C?psc=1

u/jeffk42 · 1 pointr/analog

This is the cheapest one I've used.

Can't get much cheaper than that! :-)

u/robbie321 · 2 pointsr/photography

Having done clubs for cash, I can tell you the standard setup is dSLR with a big Speedlight. Speedlight alone is going to set you back more than your budget.

You might have luck with a few of these...
http://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Kodak-Camera-3Pack/dp/B000OFW65I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1331019806&sr=8-2

u/Elwood_ · 2 pointsr/photography

I was excited when the impossible project was announced a couple years ago, but as I've said before, the price and quality of the film isn't for me.

A realistic alternative is buying an instax camera and using instax film.

u/generationgav · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

We're also wanting to do the polaroid thing, with this camera
http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Instant-Digital-Printing-Technology/dp/B015JIAD7C
My only concern was that it only takes 10 prints before it needs refilling, we don't want somebody to have to be in charge of it, but we don't want guests confused and not be able to use it.

u/wilberfan · 3 pointsr/LosAngeles

When I read "cheap camera with a built-in lens", I immediately thought he was describing one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Kodak-Camera-3Pack/dp/B000OFW65I

u/jonmacpodi · 1 pointr/Cameras

You can buy an old cheap Polaroid camera off ebay, but then you're going to be spending $2 per shot, with a 8 shots per pack. Or you can buy the Fuji Instax Neo 90 (which has considerably more manual-ish control) and buy Instax film which can be as cheap as $0.60 per shot with 10 shots per pack. It won't take long for the Instax to be the more economical option. Instax film is smaller than Polaroid/Impossible film, however.

u/LeoDoesMC · 1 pointr/Polaroid

This is the one: http://www.amazon.com/Lomography-Diana-Instant-Back-Black/dp/B0027DK206 (or here: http://shop.lomography.com/en/diana-instant-back)

Unlike the one on Filmwasters, I was able to get mine to focus properly with much fuss. The "trick" is to remove the plate binding the bellows to the focal plane, and then glue the bellows. Without the plate you can get the Diana back sitting directly on the focal plane.

u/Petunia-Rivers · 2 pointsr/itookapicture

Gear required for this shot can be found Here

u/_galacticat · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

I'm planning on doing both an Instax and selfie stick(s). We actually got a Mini 8 for Christmas, but we're exchanging it for the Mini 90 because it has a timer and a tripod slot. It's double the price and not as cute, but seems much more practical!

u/dertigo · 3 pointsr/ManyBaggers

Damn this guy knows way more than me, listen to him!

Do you think a city sling would hold this camera? I need a sling that can hold it.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FR85IRK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_16IuDb4R5PQ1R

https://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/cameras/instax_mini_90/

u/herehaveallama · 4 pointsr/analog

A Fuji Instax 210, it’s old, big and ugly. The battery compartment broke so I have a bunch of electrical tape on it 🙈 Here’s the Amazon US link.