Yes, actually a new camera designed for Fuji Instax Mini film...
Just when I thought I'd gotten the instant film demon under control.
Well, that's fairly insane!
I think my interest will depend on whether they've gone Holga with the lens. We'll see.
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The fact that they imply you can't get film for a Rolleiflex in the promotional movie made me want to punch the computer screen. But I guess they had to make sh*t up to compensate for how cheap and toy-like it looks next to the Rolleiflex.
I suspect, though, that the intended audience for the TL70 is very different from the Rolleiflex users. And even the Rolleiflex users who buy it will tend to consider it as more of a toy than a serious camera. :-)
I may get one, just to keep my polaroid demon fed!
well, call me a sucker, but I just bought one.
I recently received my sample of the other genuinely new instant camera - the Lomo'Instant Wide, which offers a much wider range of exposure control as well as other handy features compared to the Fuji 210/300. Unfortunately, there have been too many other things on my plate and I haven't yet gotten around to trying it. Doesn't help that temperatures around freezing or below mean it's not the ideal season for playing with instant film outdoors. But soon, I hope - indoors if the weather doesn't cooperate.
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A sucker? Not at all. It should be an interesting camera at the least. I'm looking forward to seeing some photos from the TL70!
I nearly went for a TL70 but have decided to concentrate shooting instant film with the SX-70 and its derivative SLR670m and SLR670a models. I am often tempted to get an Instax Mini 90 too, but I'm resisting that as well.
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Interesting note about shooting them in the cold... is it just slow to develop or will it not expose correctly in the cold?? Not that I have much to worry about in SoCal, but just in case I take it up in the mountains...
Btw, also I feel that it's important to support folks like MINT too. I just bought a SLR670a just to stick it to the killers of Polaroid (and support the Impossible guys).
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Btw, very sad that there isn't a digital TLR option. I just invested in the XF with my MFDB to get the WLF. That is such as game changer and I fear that we forget about the advantages that historically have been attributed to waist level finders and shooting from the chest/waist.
Now I'm just frustrated waiting for my delayed WLF to arrive. I may have to get myself a Rollei or Mamiya TLR anyways for posterity. Which reminds me that my late father shot thousands of shots using a Yashica TLR that I promised and need to scan for my siblings and later generations.
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From what I've seen online it looks to be at least a bit better then a toy camera build. A lot of thought seems to have gone into the design.
I've written a couple of folks with some questions about the camera. Maybe.....
I'm shooting some 600 Color version 3 beta film right now. It is excellent! Almost completely light-proof out of the camera, reasonably quick to start processing, and significantly more consistent speed with better colors than anything previous.
... Of course, the SWC is normally an eye-level camera. ;-)