The baby pink Instax Mini 8

Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Hi!

I made a very exciting Cyber Monday purchase last week. 

Currys had Instax cameras with £10 off, and seeing as I've been um-ing and ah-ing over buying one for years now, I thought it best I get one now and save myself a couple of quid. I got it in baby pink (I was torn between pink and grape) and I'm so in love I can't put it into words. I've ordered 20 more sheets of film and a case off eBay so I'm just waiting for those to arrive.

The Instax Mini is so easy to use too. You may need to read the instruction booklet to learn how to load the film (I thought I'd be clever and wing it but it turns out I had no clue what I was doing) but everything else is straight forward. There are only really three other things you need to know - how to turn the camera on (not trying to be patronising here), how to take a photo, and how to adjust the brightness dial (which the camera automatically helps you with anyway). Simple.

The first photo I took was of the Christmas tree:


Really happy with how it turned out!

The only down side to the Instax is the film being so expensive. This won't be an every day camera because of that, but I don't want the price of the film to stop me from getting a lot of use out of it. I've asked for lots of extra film for Christmas (this and this one especially) so that should keep me stocked up for a few months. I'd also really love to get an album to keep all my shots in - I love this one from UO.

Once I have a nice collection of photos I'll post them here, although expect most of them to be of the Christmas tree/decorations.


Kate

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