Author Archives: Instax Magician

Took a year to shoot a roll with Canonet QL17 camera

I got this Canonet QL17 last year from a flea market. It is actually a flea market counter setup by a camera shop during Chinese New Year time. Got this at a very low price. The camera is workable but … Continue reading

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Black and white pictures with Lego Contessa Nettel camera

Suddenly I wanted to take some black and white pictures with my Lego Contessa Nettel camera. It seems to be a perfect match of black and white pictures with a century old instant camera. It also fits people’s impression of … Continue reading

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Lego camera to the beach

It is not the first time I take Lego Instant Camera – Contessa Nettel to the beach. With a camera with 100 years old, we really need to understand its characteristics to realize its full potential. The old lens made … Continue reading

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The blossom

Recently I purchased two plants at home. I’m obsessed to take some instant pictures for them. Focusing and composition are challenging as the objects are so close. The viewfinder are likely to have some biases. I’m using again the Lego … Continue reading

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Shooting with modified Mini 70

I like shooting with my modified Instax Mini 70 as it is so light and convenient to carry around. Its outlook is modern yet its pictures looks old, thanks to the Ross London F3.8 lens.   Refer to “Instax Mini … Continue reading

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Lego + expired film II

Shooting with expired films is an indulging experience. The pictures are so unique and there are always surprises. I particularly like shooting expired films with people. It reminds me a proverb in Chinese: With clothes the new are the best, … Continue reading

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Lego Instant Camera shooting with expired films

So old camera should use old film. It makes a lot of sense, right? For my 100 years old Lego Instant Camera, I gonna use some “really old film” – Fuji Instax Mini film expired in Mar 2014. Merely from … Continue reading

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