Instant camera company Mint has announced its new InstantFlex TL70 camera that captures instant photos using Fuji Instax film or other 54 x 86mm instant film.
It has a 3-element 65mm f/5.6 lens that can be stopped down to f/8, f/16 or f/32. Additionally, there is a f/bokeh setting that provides a special bokeh effect (one of the examples on the product page is star-shaped bokeh highlights). It can focus as close as 48cm.
The TL70 provides a shutter speed range from 1/500s to 1s (in A mode) with leaf shutter in lens. B mode is a slower shutter mode that allows a max 10s exposure time. Exposure compensation can be controlled plus or minus 1EV.
The camera also has a built-in electronic flash and is powered by three AA batteries. A tripod mount and neck strap holder are also present.
The InstantFlex TL70 is listed as “coming soon” on Mint’s website for $324.
This thing really had me and I had already was trying to figure out how to buy it until…
I realized it’s stuck in auto exposure. You can change the aperture but you have no control over the shutter speed unless you go to bulb. That seems a bit silly for the type of folks they seem to be marketing with this.