FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Review – The PERFECT Present

Hello everyone! As you’ve probably guessed this post is about my beautiful new Fujifilm instax mini 8.

It was a present from my boyfriend for my birthday and oh boy did he get a million boyfriend points for a gift which I have never even mentioned, but something that I really, really wanted, (basically he knows me better than I know myself)!

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It’s no secret that I love photographs and am a very sentimental person. I keep everything, gig tickets, receipts for things, seating name tags etc and this is just the icing on the cake for keep sakes.

So let’s get down to the beauty itself. First of all, it’s PINK! And a gorgeous pink at that.
It comes with a strap to wrap around your hand when you’re taking photos, because although it looks robust I am sure if you dropped it, you’d break it.

Not only is this an every blogger must have item, because let’s face it, it’s VERY high up on the list, but I think it’s an every person must have item!

IMG_3408Polaroid photos are no new invention but I am completely in awe of how Fujifilm have brought back the concept over the past few years in such a stylish manner so we can enjoy them again once more.

Plus this little baby is SO easy to use! It comes with a number of settings to help you adjust the brightness of your photo, so once you’ve chosen the right exposure you can confidently snap away and watch the magic!

IMG_3412Naturally, part of the beauty of this camera is the anticipation of waiting for your photo to develop but also the excitement of knowing that you can hold it in your hand almost instantly.

It’s SO rare these days that we print photos out to put in an album. While my mum has lots of embarrassing baby photos of me filling hundreds of albums, nobody really treasures photographs in the same way any more. This, therefore, is one of the many reasons why I am completely in love with my instax mini 8. It’s placed the power of appreciating tangible photographs back in our hands in such a simple, yet stylish way.

What’s more, the images are untouched, unfiltered and instead a pure raw snapshot of that very special moment (something so rare thanks to the digital era)!

IMG_3415The only downside to this gorgeous gadget is that the films are so expensive, for example you can purchase 2 packs of 10 sheets for Β£17.99 so doing the maths, each picture works out at about 89p. It’s at this point I should mention my boyfriend bought the camera from Amazon, and it is currently retailing at Β£64.95 here.

While this is not exactly cheap, this slight negative can easily be flipped round into a positive, because it means that I am so careful with taking beautiful photos, and select special moments to document.

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 Once the Polaroids have captured the moment and printed beautifully, the question is what to do with them?

Personally, I have decided that this is an amazing opportunity to start making a scrapbook!
I will be able to create a memory book full of these perfect moments, my gig tickets and anything else which I want to keep but don’t really have a place for.

I can’t wait to channel my creative flair, and will most definitely be updating you on my arts and crafts in the near future!

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Do you have a Fujifilm instax mini 8? What do you think of these cameras? How would you treasure your perfect Polaroids? Let me know in the comments or tweet me.

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20 Comments

  1. Hi Charlotte, I got an Instamatic camera to use at my wedding last year, and I still have film left as we brought a load from ebay. Love the post, makes me want to get another one πŸ™‚

  2. I think I’d be really pleased if my boyfriend gave me one of these too! I love analogue photography and I think the cost aspect of it ensures you take more care when taking photos. What a fun thing to have πŸ™‚

  3. I won one in a competition…earlier this year I think? It feels like I’ve had it in my life forever…but yeah, I love capturing stuff on it! I feel it makes the memories more…memorable, if that makes sense?

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