Some days ago I was wondering which of Fuji’s Instax offerings or Impossible’s rehash of Polaroid film would suit me better.
Well, the decision is done, it will be Impossible Film with a nice old Polaroid camera.
Why did I go for this solution? First, the Fuji Instax cameras are really not great – best of the bunch being the Instax Neo Classic 90 which offers a bit more creative possibilities, but on teeny tiny Instax Mini film.
The Instax Wide 210 or the new 300 are monstrous plastic globs, feeling cheap. OK, the pictures have a decent size, but the results are too clean. There’s simply not this unpredictable side of Impossible film that makes is so appealing. Instax is a nice solution, even the Instax wireless Printer, but it’s a solution mostly marketed to and designed for young partygoers, and I am definitely neither of both (young and a partygoer).
I ordered the camera directly from Impossible and it comes fully refurbished, with one year of warranty and a hefty price tag. Much more than if you try to grab one on eBay. But this way I am sure I will have a good, clean camera.
Now of course I lust for a Polaroid SX-70 SLR…… but that is another story, and another price league entirely.
I will post pictures as soon as I get my camera, promised.
UPDATE: The camera arrived just now, looking like new. Very nice packaging! Can’t wait to waste some of those horribly expensive films – I ordered the new B&W 2.0 version and I’m hoping for a big improvement over the previous version.