NEWS FLASH // Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

A new Instax from FujiFilm bringing back the traditional polaroid sizes.

The redesigned INSTAX Wide 300 is a high quality instant film camera that uses large format INSTAXinstant film and has a contemporary and professional design for better image composition and easierhandling. The INSTAX Wide 300 uses an optical viewfinder for easier image composing, a lens ring dialwith two-range focus zone setting, and a tripod socket for enhanced shooting capabilities.

 The new INSTAX Wide 300 also features a built-in electronic flash that automatically adjusts light levels depending on the distance to the subject. Users can select Fill Flash when shooting a subject in a backlight scene, while a Lighten-Darken control adds high-key and low-key effects to images.Additionally, the INSTAX Wide 300 includes a close-up lens adapter for macro shooting as close as 15.5”from the subject.

 The INSTAX Wide 300 uses INSTAX Wide instant film that is double the size of INSTAX Mini film. It isideally suited for fashion photography, group shots at parties and events, landscape scenes, as well asmany practical business applications including insurance, law enforcement and record keeping.

Price $US150 | Twin Pack of 20 Exposures $US32

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by Zack Arias


I’m going to be honest with you. I have never understood the appeal of the FujiFilm Instax Mini film and cameras. Yeah, they’re cute and all but I wrote them off as a hipster craze. As proven time and time again in my life, I’m a moron who can miss the point.

On my recent trip to Marrakech, Morocco I was asked if I wanted to take the new Neo Classic Instax Mini 90 camera along for the ride. Full disclosure, I was in Morocco to shoot for Fuji with their new XT1 camera. Instax is a completely different division from the digital camera side of Fuji that I have worked with. This is not a paid endorsement or anything like that. This is a completely independent take on something that happens to fall under the FujiFilm name. My job was to shoot with the XT1. The Instax was sort of an after thought that I could take or leave. Cool? Cool.


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instant color 8x10 without a Polaroid processor

by New55 and 20x24 Studio

New55 and 20x24 Studio demonstrate how to process an instant 8x10 Polacolor print without the expensive Polaroid 8x10 Processor and film holder. Nafis Azad demonstrates how to cut the material down to fit in a conventional 8x10 cut film holder and then assemble the positive/negative/pod in a paper envelope and processor through rollers originally designed to bend sheet metal.


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Tutorial // Bleaching FP-100C Negatives

A great Tutorial from the chaps at 'Snap it | See it'

A few weeks ago we ran a blog post on scanning Fp-3000B negatives. That post had a lot of people asking us what you do for the FP-100C negatives. We got together with Michael Smith from Ash Imagery and came up with this quick How To. Below you will find a short video I made and all the steps and … [Read more...]

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Photography News // Five Reasons Why We Need to Keep Medium and Large Format Instant Film Alive

I’ve been experimenting this past week since it was #roidweek: I was playing around with my Polaroid 210 Land Camera and Fujfilm 100C and 3000B Instant film. On a whim, I took photos of friends, co-workers, people I just met at a bar, and landscapes during the rain. And with each pull of the 3 x 4 inch film through the rollers and enduring the waiting process of anywhere from 15 seconds to 2 minutes followed by the final reveal, I saw faces light up in people who were never even into the arts.

And though digital photography does give us something essential, we need to understand that photography is also about falling in love and that sentimentality coupled with acceptance of all formats and others needs to come first. After this past week, I feel that we need to keep parts of us as a photographic community as a whole alive.

Here are five reasons why we need to save Medium Format and Large Format Instant film.


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