8.2.15

Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera; Obsessed With Instant Photos.

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Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera. 

Ekk, I'm sure you all have that one item that's been on your wish-list FOREVER? Well, this has been on every birthday, christmas and wish list since I can remember. My mom owned a polaroid when I was younger and I've wanted one pretty much ever since.
This was my final present I opened from my boyfriend on the evening of Christmas Day, sadly the excitement of this it was like the rest never matter (but they did, and they were all wonderful)...but he's aware of that, he just knows how excited this made me. Along with the polaroid, he also brought my 3 packs of film, which amounts to 70 photos for me to take, HOW SWEET. Now Tom doesn't show much interest in cameras, photography or even being in photos, so he's never been one for discussing camera with me and just shrugged it off ever time I mentioned this one. So when he took all my hints and got me this, my little heart slightly exploded.
I'm sure you all know how this camera work, you press the button and whoosh you little photo shoots up and begins to develop. Theres three settings on the camera, a little home icon, outdoor/cloudy and two sunshine settings. Over the course of my first pack of film, I noticed how every photos I've take
n so far has been in the evenings, so the home setting works perfectly...I did try one in the middle of the afternoon, but that didn't work out too well which I think was my own fault for not changing the setting or changing it, I can't really remember now, oops!
Although I'm packed up enough with loads of film ready for my times of excessive photo taking, I'm trying to be patient and take limited photos with this camera. Mainly because I want to remember those days for that one photo instead of the 200+ I normally take on my digital camera.I want to find some way of keeping hold of these photos, whether I stick them in a photo album or frame or finding another way, so I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any?
Do you own a Polaroid? Or have you been longing for one like me? 

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25 comments

  1. I want one of these so badly, I have a classic polaroid, but the film is so, so expensive!


    Sammy xo.


    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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  2. I hope you are going to bring this in March ;)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  3. I want one so bad, They take such cute little photos. Keeping them in a little album would be so cute x

    Caitriona | Blog

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  4. These are too cute and I love the prints! Get on over to Pinterest for some framing/saving ideas for your pictures. I really like the idea of hanging them downwards on fishing line or twinkling indoor lights or turning them into drinks coasters.

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  5. I love how cute and compact this one is! I've had one of these on my Wishlist for donkeys as I love the little keepsakes. I miss the whole printing photos decade haha x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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  6. I TOADILY want one of these so bad and the pics look so cute. I have two old poloaroids but they are sooooooooooo slow, the film is so expensive and they are so big and gaudy, I am aiming to save for one of these xxx

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  7. I want one of these so much! They are a tad pricey but at some point I will find a way to get one!


    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm obsessed as well but I need to buy one myself in pink. I have a few prints from friends but it's not like having your own. Glad your loving yours.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  9. Haha I love how you dropped the little hints! What a sweet gift <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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  10. It's been ages since I've taken photos with a Polaroid camera, but I have many fond memories of the photos I took with mine decades ago. I remember seeing an advertisement for one of the newer Polaroid cameras - one that had a timed delay so one could get into the photo. It sounded very attractive to me. I think it's a great gift, because you don't need to have it developed somewhere and don't need a computer. Also, if you do decide to share it you can always scan them in someplace.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love Polaroid pictures & Im glad they are making a comeback, I just wish the film wasn't so expensive! x

    Unfashionable Sundays

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  12. How much is something like this? I think I need to get my hands on one!

    Charli | Charlotte Rose

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  13. Same, I haven't been able to use mine with the different settings just yet, so seeing how other photos turn out is always exciting haha


    sarah xo

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  14. Oh you should invest in one! I've still got my classic one, but I never got to use it...I might buy some film soon to see the comparison ahha


    sarah xo

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  15. Oh yessss! It's already my plan, we need lots of photos with this haha


    sarah xo

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  16. Oh you really need one! Yes, I was going to collect them in a frame or an album aha


    sarah xo

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  17. Thank you! Oh I'd never thought to look on pinterest...I only look at the site occasionally and forget how many good ideas I can find there haha


    sarah xo

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  18. I'm still so excited I have mine, oh yes, I love taking photos so much that I always need to print photos even without a purpose sometimes haha


    sarah xo

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  19. As a family we have a really old one but I never got to use it! So having this one is awesome, you really need to get one when you can! It's my favourite thing ever now, I have a few cameras but this one excites me the most!


    sarah xo

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  20. The price has put me off making the purchase myself, I'm so grateful that it was a present! And I know it wont go to waste either way!


    sarah xo

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  21. Oh definitely! (Though I couldn't share my prints, I'd want them myself haha). Ohhh a pink one would be so cute, I'm glad I have the black one because I know how indecisive I am with colours haha


    sarah xo

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  22. They were huge hints in the end, I think if my boyfriend hadn't already told my parents he'd brought it me, then they would've this year...I've bored them to tears telling them how much I wanted it haha


    sarah xo

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  23. Oh yes it's so exciting they're coming back! Oh I know, but buying a few at a time can be expensive but probably cheaper in the long run haha


    sarah xo

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  24. Oooo, I think something between £50-80 depends where you look :) Tom got this as a bulk buy, so the camera and 7 film packs for around £100, but that's 70 photos I can take before I have to buy more film haha


    sarah xo

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  25. i looove my instax, the photos are such fab quality! x


    http://the-dress-diaries.blogspot.co.uk

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