First Look: Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film Review

Hands on with the new black and white Instax film

Jeanette D. Moses
Sample images shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses

We got a sneak peek of Fujifilm's new Instax Mini Monochrome film at this year's PhotoPlus and were really excited to to try it out. This weekend we got a chance to make some pictures with the ISO 800 film.

These photos were shot with Lomography’s new Lomo’Instant Automat camera over Halloween weekend. The samples that we saw at PhotoPlus made it look like a cool-toned film and in the field we saw similar results. Indoors with a flash the film was pretty high contrast, while in outdoor conditions it had a more varied tonal range. It’s pretty fun and a nice alternative to the color Instax. We’re curious to see if this Monochrome option will eventually be available in Instax Wide as well.

The Instax Mini Monochrome is only available in limited quantities in the US right now, but B&H has it for pre-order at $10 for a 10 pack of exposures. That makes it a bit more expensive than the color version, which stands to reason since this is a more specialty product. Hopefully it will be popular and Fujifilm will offer twin-packs at a discount like it does the color stuff.

Check out the rest of our sample images below.

Jeanette D. Moses
The original color Fujifilm Instax, also shot with the Lomo'Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
Springbreakers, Halloween 2016. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
Dog outside of a bar. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
Halloween 2016. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
A tiny Sea Hawks fan. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
A blown out selfie. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
A springbreaker, Halloween 2016. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
Halloween 2016. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Instax monochrome black and white instant film
Alice and the Mad Hatter, Halloween 2016. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
The bartender taking orders. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
Jeanette D. Moses
Beetlejuice, Halloween 2016. Sample image shot with the Lomo’Instant Automat.Jeanette D. Moses
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