How To Get Started With the Lomo’Instant Automat
Check out our How-To video to see a hands-on demonstration of all the Lomo’Instant Automat’s functions and features.
You’ll be an Automat pro in no time! You can also take a look at our shorter How-To videos to take another look at a function or feature that you want to spend some more time getting to grips with. Just select the one you’re looking for from the menu below.
- Installing the Batteries in Your Lomo’Instant Automat
- Installing the Batteries in the Remote Control Lens Cap
- Loading the Film
- Switching on the Camera
- Select a Shooting Mode
- Taking a Photo
- Taking a Photo with the Remote Control Lens Cap
- Using the Color Gel Flash Filters
- Using the Lens Attachments
- Using the Splitzer
- Mounting the Lomo’Instant Automat on a Tripod
- Turning off Your Camera
Step 1: Loading The Film
Open the Camera Back Door by pressing down the Back Door Lock and install a fresh pack of Fujifilm Instax Mini into the Film Chamber. Make sure that the Yellow Mark inside the Film Chamber matches the yellow mark on the film pack. Close the Camera Back Door. Switch on the camera.
Press the Shutter Release Button once to eject the dark slide of your new film pack. Make sure that the Film Ejection Slot is not blocked when the dark slide is coming out. The Film Counter Indication LED will light up and the camera is ready for shooting.
Step 2: Select A Shooting Mode
The Lomo’Instant Automat has two different shooting modes to suit your shooting preferences. You can easily select your shooting mode by pressing the Shooting Mode Button.
“A” - Auto Shooting Mode
When the camera is on, it’s set to Auto Shooting Mode by default so that you will get perfectly exposed photos in various situations. The Lomo’Instant Automat determines aperture and shutter speed automatically (and auto flash output if flash is on) for perfect exposures. This is the perfect mode for shooting all hours of the day and night!
"B" - Bulb Mode
When Bulb Mode is selected, the Lomo’Instant Automat will be set at B shutter at all times. The shutter will remain open for up to 30 seconds or for as long as the Shutter Release Button /Self-Portrait Mirror is pressed. If you want to expose longer than 30 seconds, you may use the multiple exposure function to expose the same film multiple times to accumulate exposure time.
Step 3: Take Your Photo
When your film is properly installed and you have selected your shooting mode, you are ready to shoot. Determine your subject’s distance and select the suitable Zone Focus Setting. Look through the Viewfinder and compose your photo.
Press the Shutter Release Button to take a photo. Once you have pressed the Shutter Release Button, the film will be automatically ejected. Now wait for the photo to develop in your hands!