Lomography recently took the wraps off its new Automat Glass Magellan Instant Camera, a wide-frame device that has an impressive focal length and aperture. It uses a massive 38mm wide-angle lens that puts most instant cameras to shame. This allows the Magellan to capture an image from just one foot away, which is remarkably close for this type of device. It is a fully automatic camera that sets itself to f/4.5 or f/22, depending on the circumstances. One of my favorite features is the shutter release system that is built-in to the lens cap, which can be used from up to 15-feet away.
The new camera will be compatible with Fujimax Instax Mini film, which is widely available online. Lomography will also be including colored gel filters, exposure attachments, and a macro lens. Expected to ship in mid-April, the Lomo Instant Automat Glass Magellan will retail for $189. Film and batteries are not included with the bundle.
And that’s not all — this sleek little camera has a maximum aperture of f/4.5, which is the largest aperture of any instant camera on the market. Switch to Auto Mode and capture everything from shadowy sunsets to candlelit dinners without even using the flash. What’s more, you can experiment with the Remote Control Shutter Release, Close-Up Lens Attachment, Splitzer, Bulb Mode, Multiple Exposure Mode, Color Gel flash filters and much more. The sky’s the limit!
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