I’m quite sure that by now, you all know my love for vintage cameras. I also wanted to talk about the InstantFlex TL70 2.0 Instant Film Camera. While I use my Sony a5000 for this blog, I do use my vintage cameras from time to time. I even review them for you, and I plan to do a lot more of that.
Along with vintage 35mm cameras, vintage TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) cameras are becoming very popular. Their waist level viewing changes the aspect of photography and their use of medium format film (120/220) gives exceptional photo quality. I’m hoping to get my hands on a Yashica Mat 124G – view on Ebay one happy day in the future. But that story is for another day.
One of the biggest trends in film cameras is for the “instant photo” or “instant film” market. You can go to any major store and purchase a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 along with film and accessories right off the shelf, just like in the good old days. I’ve seen a lot of people with it. These type of cameras bring out the allure of film for the impatient. And honestly, I can’t blame anyone who uses these cameras. They are a joy to use, they are easy, and the results are instant.
Now, the Fujifilm instamax and its competitors have been one-upped by the new InstantFlex TL70 2.0 Instant Film Camera. It’s a TLR (twin lens reflex) camera, not ‘style’ but an actual TLR with a separate viewing lens and a separate taking lens. The quality is that much better too. Many of its users love its smaller size and its depth of field abilities. In other words lots of Bokah.
If you are thinking about getting one of the newer instant cameras, consider going to that next level instead of just a common camera. A TLR will stand out not just in looks, but in what it can produce visually. *Images from Amazon.
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