My heart still hurts a little when I think about how Polaroid went bust and decided not manufacture film any longer. Nothing comes close to the original, but this comes second best. Introducing the Instax Mini 25. Christmas came early this year, and I opted for the customized pearly-pink color. For an extra $50 I could have purchased a super cute case with pastel pink and purple hearts all over the case, but instead opted for this bundle:
Right above I bought the camera which came with a freebies: a mini album that holds about 6 films, and a few stickers to add on the polaroid. Nothing major but still a treat. I purchased an additional 3 films (10 in each pack), and the a proper photo album to house all my lovely snaps.
The Instax Mini 25 boast of:
- a microscopic mirror for that selfie-fiend in you.
- landscape or vertical portraits.
- automated flash
- the options of shooting lighter/darker/landscape
So far I am really please with my purchases. My first picture came out a bit dark as I assumed that the automatic flash sensor would detect the darkness in the room, but I guess that whether or not a camera has the feature, its advisable that you don’t shoot your subject with light blasting facing you. It is always recommended you snap away from direct light. Polaroid is all about having fun and playing around with it.
I bought everything for about $170 sgd which is a steal if you ask me! What are your thoughts on polaroid film? Do you prefer traditional film or digital? I purchased my camera and other goodies at Passion Gadgets which claims the lowest rates on the market in Singapore. Check them out!
Lion Building B, #05-12
12 Arumugam Road,
Located just beside MacPherson MRT