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Leica Sofort 2 hybrid instant camera

Leica Sofort 2 Hybrid Instant Camera Shoots Digital and Prints Analog

Leica has announced a new instant camera, the Sofort 2. Arriving just over seven years after the original Sofort, Leica's first instant camera, the Leica Sofort 2 is a hybrid instant camera, meaning that alongside shooting on instant film, it now offers photographers the option to save digital images permanently.

CT Scans of Instant Cameras Reveal Their Inner Workings

Scan of the Month has released a set of CT scans of a set of instant cameras. The images allow viewers to look past the well-known plastic exteriors and see the inner workings of where the magic of instant photography comes to life.

The Best Instant Cameras in 2024

While visiting a friend recently, I noted that his teenage daughter’s walls were lined with Polaroids of her and her friends. I expressed some surprise and inquired about what got her interested in instant photography. She tilted her head and smirked at the question, and I soon understood why. The term “instant photography” struck her as curiously redundant.

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Evo Instant Film Camera

Instax Mini Evo Review: Instant Film Fun Meets Bad Digital Camera

What makes instant film fun to use decades after its peak in popularity? I’d wager it’s the same things that made it fun back in the day: not overthinking things and staying in the moment while also creating unique-looking prints that convey those fleeting moments so perfectly. The Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo takes a different approach.

Why I Built a Camera to Bring Back 20×24-Inch Instant Photography

During the long pandemic quarantine, I bought a laser cutter the size of a small Volkswagen to cut ventilator prototype parts, Brooklyn Film Camera Polaroid scan trays, and a number of other photographic equipment parts. I bought the largest cutter that I could fit in my shop, because I had been dreaming of the 20×24 Polaroid and Afghan box cameras since I was about 16 years old.