The Ultimate Guide To Lomography Lomo’Instant Cameras

The Ultimate Guide To Lomography Lomo’Instant Cameras
20/07/2018 conor

Everything you need to know to master the perfect instant snap

The Lomography Lomo’Instant range is one of the most creative ways to shoot fantastic photos. The easy to use, high-quality cameras provide fun for everyone, of any photography skill level. With a little practice and some handy tips, you can create some wonderfully unique instant snaps.

Here, we break down each key feature of the Lomo’Instant camera range and how to use them to your advantage.

Features:

3 Shooting Modes:
Shoot photos with auto-flash on for immediate great results, or take direct control with the creative shooting modes (with flash and without flash).

Flash On Auto Mode: With this mode you can easily get amazing instant photos on the go. A sensor on the flash detects the brightness and the light meter automatically gives off the right amount of flash. The default aperture value is f/16 and the exposure compensation dial can be adjusted in this mode. This is the perfect fuss-free, easy-peasy mode for day and night shooting!

Creative Mode (Flash On): This mode is great for shooting indoors. The flash is on and you can switch between N for normal daytime shots and B shutter for long exposures. Lomography suggest selecting the Aperture – A (f/16) and Shutter “B” (bulb – long exposure). This is great for low-light situations such as shooting indoors, night-time photography and playing with long exposures

Creative Mode (Flash Off): This mode is great for long exposures at night. The flash is switched off and you can switch between N for normal daytime shots and B shutter for long exposures at night.

Unlimited Multiple Exposures:

The Lomo’Instant is the only modern Instant camera which allows you to shoot unlimited multiple exposure instants. This means you can combine numerous shots on one frame for show-stopping effects!

Advanced Lens System:

One built-in wide angle lens, plus additional Fisheye, Portrait and Close-Up lens attachments available (Included in the lens bundle packs).

Wide Angle Lens (built-in): This 27mm equivalent wide-angle lens captures more than your eyes can see and allows you to shoot uber-cool up-close-and-personal shots with the 0.4m closest focusing distance. It’s perfectly suited to spontaneous instant shooting i.e. the impromptu selfie!

Close-Up Lens Attachment: With this lens, you can shoot ridiculously cool instant snaps at a focusing distance of 10cm-15cm; it works using a fixed aperture of f/16.

Fisheye Lens Attachment: Get hooked, lined and shamelessly sinkered for wonderful circular instants with the 170° Fisheye Lens Attachment.

Portrait Lens Attachment: This 35mm equivalent lens attachment is incredibly versatile and gives great results indoors and out. It’s great for portraits as well as street photography and landscape shots.

 

Infinite Long Exposures:

Perfect for low light, dawn/dusk and nighttime shooting. Get artistic with light painting and create beautiful light streaked instants!

The N setting on your camera is perfect for daytime shots and night shots with a flash. The B setting means you can create light-streaked photos by holding the shutter open for as long as you like. Give it a go for low-light or night-time shooting and creating breathtaking light paintings.

Largest Aperture Setting:

With its maximum aperture of f/8, the Lomo’Instant Camera has the largest aperture setting currently in the instant photography world. Shooting with f/8, you can get brighter shots. Or you can use a smaller aperture such as f/22 for getting every detail in focus – Smaller apertures are perfect for landscape shots with lots of detail.

Color Gels:

Transform your photos with color by shooting with fun color gels!

By adding the filters over your flash, you can play around with cool and warm tones, and give an artistic flair to your instants!

Easy 2 Step-Focusing:

Quickly get the shot you want.

Tripod Mount and Cable Release Thread:

Advanced extras for ultra-impressive instant photography!

Lomo’Instant Splitzer:

Split your shot into multiple images (make sure the MX mode is on first)! So do half shots, one half of your face, one half of your friends. This lens literally blocks out half (or any portion) of the lens out and leaves the rest open to capture a portion of the shot.

Film Format: Fuji Instax: The most widely available instant film on earth.

The camera works with the high quality and widely available Fujifilm Instax film, renowned for its bright colours and clear images.

Check out our full Lomography range right here.