The Lomo'Instant Wide is a camera that lets you have creative control over your photographs at an appealing price. While more settings mean a steeper learning curve, overcoming it is rewarding for those who want to master the elements of photography. Nevertheless, there’s also an auto mode for easy and quick snaps.
Pro Creative control with settings and modes
While this camera does not give you full manual control, it still leaves plenty of room for creativity, with its shooting modes and the ability to take double exposures (i.e. expose the same sheet of film twice or more to blend the images). The bulb mode is great for long exposures and night photography. The fixed shutter speed mode is especially useful when used together with external flashes.
Pro Very good value per shot
This instant camera uses the Fuji Instax Wide film, which is twice as big as the Instax Mini format (the actual image size is 3.4” x 4.25" on a 2.1” × 3.4" card). A pack of Instax Wide film costs around $10 for 10 photographs, so one shot will cost $1. Considering that, when comparing to the Mini format, you get bigger photos for a very small price increase, this camera offers great value per shot.
Pro Wide variety of accessories
This camera comes with an extensive array of accessories: a wide-angle conversion lens, a macro lens, a splitzer, as well as additional viewfinders and color filters. Other manufacturer and third-party accessories are also available for reasonable prices. It's worth nothing there's the option of buying the camera without any accessories, and then buy the accessory kit individually later, but this is less cost effective.
Pro Available in value packages with two extra lenses
There's the option of purchasing the Lomo'Instant Wide in a package deal that includes an ultra-wide angle lens (21mm equivalent) and a macro lens (up to 0.1m focus). These two lenses complement the default, general purpose, lens (35mm equivalent).