Hey Guys! This has been highly requested, so today I decided to do a review of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. I’ve wanted a Polaroid camera for the longest time but I was a little hesitant to spend the money on myself. Then for my birthday, my friend got me one and I was completely amazed!!! (shoutout to her if she is reading this <3) I have been using it every since she gave it to me so here are my thoughts!
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Once you read the instructions manual, the camera is easy enough to use. All the different features are definitely way less daunting than a DSLR camera. There are a couple different settings depending on the lighting of your shot. There is inside/house, cloudy, sunny, really sunny, and Hi-Key. Once you get used to what environments need what settings, it gets easier. When taking pictures you also need to keep in mind to bring the camera a little over to the right and up from your original shot. This is because what you look through the eyepiece will be different than what the lens is capturing. I know this may sound confusing, but you get better with practice. When I first got the camera I searched and found a few different tutorials and blog posts just so I could get myself familiar with the camera. Doing that really helped so I recommend doing the same. Below are some links to tutorials 🙂
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The camera isn’t too overly big, which I like. I love how the camera gives you instant photos (which also double as super cute decor pieces btw). I love displaying the photos around my room with fairy lights! However, there are some cons to the instant camera, unfortunately. One is that you obviously don’t know exactly what the picture will look like before you take the shot (unlike mobile phones). So if you aren’t okay with a couple mistake shots then this probably isn’t the camera for you. As well, The film is on the expensive side. If you order from Amazon the film works out be around a dollar a piece depending on where you buy your film. That was one of the major reasons why I was a little hesitant to buy the camera. Personally, because the film is expensive I am super careful on what I am taking pictures of. I don’t just go around snapping photos left and right simply because of the cost. This past summer I took quite a few photos with my friend who was visiting but I took lots because they were all of the important things I wanted to remember. Overall, there are a few cons to the camera, but I think that’s what makes the camera super unique and cool. For me personally, the pros of this camera weigh out the cons and I am super happy with my camera!
If you guys are interested in buying an Instax Mini 8 they are available at many different places and I highly recommend checking out Amazon. hope you guys found this post helpful! Talk to you later 😀