Camera Specifications

    1. Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film
    2. Exposure Area: 42mm x 64mm
    3. Shutter Speed: 1/125s / Bulb
    4. Exposure compensations: +2/-2 Exposure Values
    5. Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
    6. Multiple Exposures: Yes
    1. Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m)
    2. Automatic Flash Output: Yes
    3. Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)
    4. Tripod mount: Yes
    5. Cable Release Mount: Yes
    6. Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32

The Basics

  • Step 1. Load Your Film

    1. Open the Camera Back Door by pressing down the Back Door Lock. If the door is too tight to open with your fingers, use a tool to help pop it open.
    2. Install a fresh pack of Fujifilm Instax Mini film into the Film Chamber. Make sure that the Yellow Mark inside the Film Chamber matches the yellow mark on the film pack.
    3. Close the Camera Back Door.
    4. Switch on the camera.
    5. 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.

Experimental Tips

  • Lomo’Instant Tip #1 - Use the Additional Lenses

    The Lomo’Instant works with additional compatible lenses which fit easily onto the built-in lens. With the Close-up lens attachment, you can shoot great instant snaps between 10cm and 15cm away from your subject. With the Fisheye lens attachment you can shoot photos with a 170 degree circular field of view. The Portrait lens is a 35mm equivalent lens attachment which is incredibly versatile and gives great results indoors and out. It’s perfect for portraits as well as street photography and landscape shots.

  • Lomo’Instant Tip #2 - Shoot Multiple Exposures

    With the Lomo’Instant Camera you can shoot unlimited multiple exposures. To use this function, first push the MX Switch Button button next to the word “MX” in order to activate the "MX mode". Then take your first exposure (or multiple exposures if you desire). When you’re finished shooting your exposures, push the MX Switch Button back to its original position to eject the film. In MX mode, the battery light indication in the Film Counter Window will be orange instead of green when the flash is charged and ready to shoot.

  • Lomo’Instant Tip #3 - Shoot Long Exposures Using the Cable Release Thread & Tripod Thread

    The Lomo’Instant comes with a standard cable release thread and tripod thread. Using a tripod and cable release are great for long exposure instant photos! To install your cable release, simply screw it into the Cable Release Thread below the shutter release lever. To mount the camera on a tripod, simply screw the tripod screw into the Tripod Thread at the camera bottom.

  • Lomo’Instant Tip #4 - Shoot Using the Color Filters

    There are colored gel filters included in the Lomo’Instant package. You can insert colored gel filters in the Colored Gel Filter Slot in front of the flash to produce different color effects when you shoot.