Henri Cartier Bessen once quoted that camera is like a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. A camera is an optical instrument used to capture and record images, in which the images can be stored within it or can be transferred to different location. Camera uses the technology of the human eye; it captures the scene and stores it likewise in our memory. There are different types of camera marketed by different companies with varieties of functions. One such camera is the instant camera, which produces a developed photograph upon clicking the image. Instax is the marketed brand name given by Fujifilm as Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera.
Fotorama was the initial name given to instax cameras. Fujifilm initially introduced this camera in Japanese and Asian markets ranging in optimal prices. These are a type of Polaroid cameras. The advantages of instant cameras are that we can view the photos immediately after the click, which can be done even in digital cameras. But instant cameras stand out in context of physically viewing the photo. This idea of instant photography was devised by Edwin Land motivated by his daughter Jennifer Land’s query of why cannot photos be viewed immediately. This camera secured a place wherein people travelling short vacations use these to get instant photographs.
Construction and Exposure of Photography
Earlier in normal Polaroid cameras, the photographer has to measure the distance for exposure setting before capturing the image. Then the process involves of peeling out the negative and soaking chemical solutions of dye for developing. In Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera, the exposure timing is automatically set. For developing the image the positive and negative film roll is sandwiched by pulling two tabs. If the temperature in below 60°f, the positive and negative sandwich is pressed between two
Aluminum plates for developing. After thirty seconds, the positive and negatives are peeled apart and the positive gives us the clicked picture.
This Fujifilm instax classic instant camera has some added advantages. It can automatically detect the brightness forced in the surrounding area and adjusts the flash accordingly to give better photograph. These have double exposure mode where in two images can produced in a single roll sheet by pressing the shutter button twice. Light trails can be photographed by depressing the shutter button for a maximum of ten seconds. It can provide quality photographs even which are clicked as close as thirty to sixty centimeters. They have a fast shutter speed which gives an opportunity to click the photos of fast moving objects like kids and pets. They are very handy unlike the old Polaroid cameras which are very heavy to carry. Fujifilm are now marketing mini instax cameras. These mini cameras are marketed as ‘cheeki’ in japan which means check this out. Now, doesn’t sound just cool! Read more…