One of the appeals of a Polaroid camera was the fact that you could get your photos printed straightaway. There was a certainly novelty about holding your photo in your hand right after you took it, although with smartphones and digital cameras, we can see our results instantly. Lomography recently launched something similar back in May called the Lomo’Instant. It was basically a camera that could take photos and print them instantly, but at the same time offer up the weird and wonderful effects and colors that have been associated with Lomography cameras. The Kickstarter project was considered a hit and for those who missed out on it, you will be pleased to learn that the Lomo’Instant is now available for pre-order and is expected to begin shipping by the 14th of December.
Lomography, the company known for its analog methods of providing creative photography looks and filters, has announced the pre-order availability of its new Lomo’Instant camera. Prices start at $119, and shipping begins on December 14. The Lomo’Instant was funded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, where Lomography’s request for $100,000 was easily surpassed to yield $1,118,333 from supporters. Touting it as “the world’s most creative instant camera,” Lomo’s newest tool features a close focusing distance, as well portrait, macro and fisheye attachments in addition to the standard wide-angle lens. The camera also supports infinite long and multiple exposures, has both automatic and manual flash control and includes color gels to satisfy your analog filter needs. It will be available in a four different color combinations and works with the popular Fuji Instax Mini film. With social media and imaging services like Flickr and Instagram being the primary methods of showing off your pictures today, the Instant’s analog nature could provide a nice physical alternative for sharing photos in person.