Review: Instax Mini 8 from Revamp

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I have been dreaming to have an Instax from Fujifilm for the past few months now. Until I was searching the internet then found this Instax Bundle for only P 4, 300 on Revamp’s page! I got excited! Before seeing it, I was browsing Lazada, unfortunately the color blue was out of stock at that time. However, I am thankful with Revamp for the bundle that includes film, close up lens, strap and colorful stickers. Wooohooo! Jackpot! I saved a few bucks compared to buying on the mall that cost P 4, 100 for just for the Instax and without the freebies. So I contacted Justine, confirmed my order and finally paid it that weekend. After 2-3 days, I got the package already! It was absolutely easy and fast transaction. 

Here's the freebies with Instax Mini 8 bundle: Instax Mini Film (cost P300-500), colorful stickers (cost P100+) and close up lens (cost P300). Included for free!!!! I am so happy with my purchase.

What's inside the box? The camera, 2 AA batteries, manuals and strap

Moreover, let’s talk more about the Instax Mini 8. To those who are not aware of this camera, let me give you an idea. Back in the days, it was famously called Polaroid. But Fujifilm revived it and made a mini version of the wide film that Polaroid usually used. The Fujifilm mini film version is as small as the credit card. They made it cute and colorful. Here are the specs for the Instax Mini 8 (from Photojojo)
  • Use with colorful and vibrant Fuji Instax Mini film (ISO 800) 
  • High resolution lens 
  • Manually Set Exposure Control 
  • Built in light meter with LED indicator to suggest the best setting 
  • Constant firing flash with automatic brightness adjustment 
  • Film dimensions - 2 1/18" x 3 1/4" (compared to Polaroid 600 film which is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and     Instax Wide film which is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4") 
  • Focus range: far range 2' - Infinity (.6m - Infinity) 
  • Powered by two AA batteries (included) 
  • Weighs less than 1 lb 
  • 4.6 x 4.7 X 2.7 inches 
  • Strap included 
  • Available colors: black, pink, yellow, blue, white

We used it during my mom's birthday celebration with my la familia. My mom sponsored the films too. We got lucky because there was a promo. If you buy 2 films (20 sheets) it will only cost P600, so without any hesitation we bought it somewhere in Mall of Asia. In other stores they were selling 1 film for P 500. Expensive.

Pros: Instant photos no need for a printer. Easy to use.
Cons: Expensive film. You only have one shot on everything.

I love taking photos. I will just used it wisely and during special occasions. hihi I am wanting to have a photo wall ever since I started taking photos using my Instax. If it push thru, I will blog about it, of course!

The Verdict: 

4.5 stars out of 5 stars (Just because of the expensive film)

For more information about Revamp:
Contact No.: 0906 604 4009

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