I’ve used Instax cameras throughout my life. My godmother gifted me with a limited edition Hello Kitty instant camera when I was about 9, and then I had another two classic Polaroid cameras between the ages of 12 and 15, but then my taste for digital arrived. I spied the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 in Hong Kong when I visited for my birthday earlier this year, but repeatedly told myself I didn’t ‘need’ it. Who am I kidding?! I’m a) Chinese, and b) a blogger – of course I needed one.
So far, I’ve really enjoyed having and using my Instax Mini 8. It is a little cumbersome to carry around but is much smaller than my DSLR and I adore the dreamy photo quality, instant processing and the adorable credit sized card photos. The Instax Mini 8 comes with settings on the lens, as well as a lens filter that I always use. It’s been updated so that when you aim the lens at a subject, the camera will choose the optimum setting and you can ensure your mini Polaroids are the best possible quality.
Hand-on-heart, I’d recommend this as a pretty summer buy. I’ve completely cut down on Instagramming in favour of this, and it comes with me absolutely everywhere! Here’s the eBay seller I used to buy mine as well. If you have any tips for making the most of Instax cameras, please do let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear! ♥