How To Use A Lomo Instant

Posted on 11 Januari 2017

 

Lomo Instant Camera is the perfect camera to take Polaroid – esce photos. Their cameras is completed with 3 shooting modes to cover every kind of Instant picture taking. On top of that the Lomo Instant is also completed with 2 creative Shooting Mode for to experiment on different kinds of Shooting possibilities.

The Lomo Instant is completed with an Auto Flash Shooting Mode that allows you to capture clarity and detail in your Polaroid photos with just one click.

  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
  7. • Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m)
  8. • Automatic Flash Output: Yes
  9. • Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)
  10. • Tripod mount: Yes
  11. • Cable Release Mount: Yes
  12. • Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32

 

STEP 1. LOAD YOUR FILM
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.

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.

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.

STEP 2. SELECT A SHOOTING MODE

The Lomo’Instant has various different shooting modes depending on your shooting wishes. You can easily select your shooting mode by moving the Shooting Mode Switch.

Auto Shooting Mode: When the Auto Shooting Mode is selected, you will get perfectly exposed photos in most situations using the automatic flash. This is the perfect fuss-free, easy-peasy mode for day and night shooting!

Creative Mode (Flash On): In the Creative Mode (Flash On) mode, you can shoot long exposure photos with flash. We suggest selecting the Aperture - A (f/16) and Shutter “B” (bulb – long exposure). This is great for low-light situations such as shooting indoors, nighttime photography and playing with long exposures. Also, don’t forget you can insert colored gel filters in the Color Gel Filter Slot in front of the flash to spice up your flash photos!

Creative Mode (Flash Off): When Creative Mode (Flash Off) Mode is selected, the flash will be turned off and you can control the aperture by yourself and shoot long exposures.

When shooting using Creative Mode (Flash Off) in daylight, keep the Shutter on “N” (normal exposure speed 1/125s) and use the Exposure Compensation Dial to adjust the aperture. In this way, you can set the Exposure Compensation Dial to +1 or +2 to get brighter images or set it to -1 or -2 to get darker images.

When shooting using Creative Mode (Flash Off) at night, switch the Shutter to “B” (bulb – long exposure) and turn the Exposure Compensation Dial to +2. This setting is perfect for shooting fun long exposure instant photos without flash and doing light-paintings!

Daylight Shooting: Select the Shutter "N" (normal exposure speed 1/125s) and use the Exposure Compensation Dial to adjust the aperture. In this way, you can set the Exposure Compensation Dial to +1 or +2 to get brighter images or set it to -1 or -2 to get darker images. Here are some suggestions for shooting in different daylight outdoor conditions and the equivalent aperture values:

In Shadows: +2 (f/8)
Cloudy: +1 (f/11)
Bright Cloudy: A (f/16)
Ordinary Sunshine: -1 (f/22)
Bright Sunshine: -2 (f/32)

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 Focusing Zone Setting at 0.4m – 0.9m or 0.9m – Infinity.

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!

 

Lomo has gathered tips for you to maximize the result og your Polaroid, keep reading to find out more ways to spice up your photos!

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.

Reference : https://microsites.lomography.com/lomo-instant-camera/tech/


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