Fuji Instax 500AF

Discussion in 'All Other Cameras' started by Cerita, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Here is one of first images from this camera, I used the wide colour pack as I wanted to finish it off, I am not a fan of the colour film as much as I am of the monochrome. No flash, the chapel was not well lit, the light was coming from a stain glass window above.

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  2. Cerita

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    Still working on a better way to scan instant pictures, not there yet.

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  3. MoonMind

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    The images look pretty good, metering is nice - how's sharpness? It's definitely not bad, but how good is it?

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  4. Cerita

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    Thanks, they are not bad for a first try. The metering is not bad at all, although I did have some misses, I will scan those and put them up. Given the lighting situation in this chapel and time of day, the sharpness is quite good, I have hopes that it will be even better in proper lighting situations. I will try and get outdoors one of these days and see how it works out. More experiments to come and then I can give some final thoughts on this camera.
     
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  5. Cerita

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    Missed metering on these two. Scanned straight from the scanner with no edits.

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  6. Cerita

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    This is the first monochrome test, no edits, straight from the scanner. Taken indoors and the flash fired. The overall sharpness is great compared with the colour film. This is pretty impressive, I really do like this new monochrome film, I think Fuji might have improved the formula. I would say the 500Af is a great camera for the monochrome film. I look forward to taking some outdoor images soon.

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  7. MoonMind

    MoonMind FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Okay, now I *have* to check out the Monochrome film ... got two packs ready, but "only" the soft-ish Lomo'Instant wide to test them; we'll see.

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  8. Cerita

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    Another test shot taken today. I am concerned about something as I notice a pattern on the left and right sides of the image, lower corners are almost always underexposed. I am not sure if something is wrong with the camera metering or if this is just how this camera shoots. There also seems to be some distortion? Not sure. Details can be retrieved in LR (edited version included). I am not expert enough in photography to know if it's me or the camera, most likely me :(.

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  9. MoonMind

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    I guess from the test shots that either the lens vignettes a bit or there's some slight issue with the rollers - but from what I see, there's no big problem. Exposure is clearly center-weighted - nothing out of the ordinary there; if the center is comparatively bright, you'll have trouble getting an even exposure. I have no idea if there's some sort of "half press" metering (there certainly isn't on more recent Fuji cameras - whereas the later Polaroid cameras did have that feature, including shutter AEL).

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  10. Cerita

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    Interesting thoughts on this and very helpful as I am stabbing in the dark here being a bit ignorant of the exposure process, and with no controls as such, it makes it even harder. It does actually have half shutter metering and focus re-compose. I just took another shot of my husband (can't share this one I am afraid), and this is one sharp instant camera!!! I am so impressed, details were beautifully picked up in the face etc. It is a great camera, I just have to learn how to control it better.