I think I finally figured out how to do a “decent” instax . . . no flash, darken picture, and hold very, very still. Finally, something a bit sharper than I have been producing.
Scanned on CanoScan Lide 600 with Vuescan.
The Instax 90 Mini is definitely not a “professional” camera, but it sure is fun! It seems funny to scan an image on a flat bed scanner, enlarge and edit it for a digital presence, but the fact that it is film and immediate in a different way is a kick. I like the soft, slightly muddy images it produces – an effect that is not really possible with digital in quite the same way. I will need to learn the quirks of this little camera, but already I am composing better images and getting a grip on the better distances for good focus. More to come!