Sunday, December 21, 2014

My New Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera (and Giveaway with radbag)

Hey everyone, happy holiday season! Christmas is super close (I'm so excited and can hardly wait any longer... ;)) and today I'm gonna show you my newest toy and you'll find a great giveaway at the end of this blogpost, my Christmas present for you! :)

You know I love taking photos and I always take my phone or a camera everywhere I go. This fall, I was contacted by radbag which is a really cool website for different kinds of gifts and lifestyle products. We worked out a cooperation and I chose the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic camera to be able to take polaroid photos. Such a great toy, eeeeks!
Because it's the Instax mini camera, all polaroid photos are in the size of a business card.
The paper is glossy and you can take great shots of people or everyday situations.

My new Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera

The camera has a motorized collapsing lens and can focus fom 60cm (and from 30cm in the macro mode).
What is super cool is that this camera has so many features, although it is just a mini polaroid camera. There's a macro mode, you can adjust the brightness, there's a self-timer mode, you can switch the flash on and off, there's a party mode, a kids mode (for faster moving subjects or objects), a landscape mode and even the option for double exposure and on top, this camera even has an additional bulb long mode, sooo cool!
When taking a photo, it always takes some seconds until the motif appears and becomes clearly visible. To me (I have been wanting a polaroid camera for so long!) this is so so exciting!
I played around with the camera and tried to get used to the features. Sometimes I still forget to switch off the flash as in this photo I took from my working area. :D
My fave feature is the double exposure mode when you take two photos after each other and they come out as one single photo.
As you can see, I first took the photo of the clothes rack, then I took a close-up photo and both came out as one polaroid. So cool! I will keep on practicing this. :) Can't wait for summer with taking shots of my face with ice cream layered over it or with the ocean in the background!
When I was at university (yes, those wonderful buildings are part of my campus ;)), I also took the camera with me and had another try at playing with double exposure. Thus, there are the building and the archway in one photo. It looks as if the archway is in the shape of a cookie cutter, cutting out this shape of the house's photo.
When having taken a photo, the polaroid immediately comes out from the top of the camera and then takes some seconds to be visible.
When shaking too much, my self-portraits always get blurry, I'm gonna need some more practice. :)
This camera is so cool and I can't wait to take more photos throughout the year and start taking polaroid snapshots of my family members this Christmas!

When visiting radbag, you'll see that there's - apart from many other gift ideas - also a Fujifilm Instax photo printer for smartphones, in case you rather prefer this. :) If you need a last minute Christmas gift or a present for yourself, make sure to order today, because according to radbag all orders coming in until midnight will be shipped just in time for Christmas. Moreover, if you need embellishment for you Christmas present packages, radbag has made a freebie with pretty gift tags for Christmas.

Photo Challenge Giveaway: Win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Polaroid Camera

Hooray, here's a fabulous giveaway for you as a Christmas present and to thank you for your support throughout this wonderful year!

One lucky ready of you can win the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic camera to go on own photo adventures, yippie! I want you to participate in a little photo challenge, more information below.

Here's what you have to do in order to enter the giveaway photo challenge:
- Post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #radbagphotochallenge and link @luloveshandmade in your posting.
- This Instagram posting should show or express why YOU should win this Fujifilm Instax Mini camera.
- The challenge ends on Sunday, January 4, on midnight, so you have exactly two weeks to enter.
- Please only post one submission per person. It's about photo idea quality, not quantity.
- Only submissions which fulfill all criteria will be taken into account when choosing a winner.

The person with the most creative / charming / funniest entry wins. :) The winner will be contacted shortly afterwards and then directly receive the camera from radbag. If the winner doesn't answer within two weeks, I will then choose a new winner.

Good luck, I can't wait to see your submissions!

Happy holidays!

P.S.: This obviously is a sponsored post for a cooperation with radbag who provide the cameras for me and the winner. Of course this doesn't influence my personal opinion on the product.


  1. hui, ich glaube bei so einem tollen preis muss ich mich auch einmal in das gewinnspiel-getümmel werfen :)

  2. Ich bin dabei☝️
    😊schönen Sonntag!

    1. Super, bin gespannt! :) Dir auch nen schönen Sonntag!

  3. hach, ist das eine tolle Kamera! Die sollte bei mir auch auf die Wunschliste wandern :)

    1. Yippie, dann Versuch gerne Dein Glück, vielleicht hast Du die Wunschliste dann nicht mehr nötig! :D

  4. Woooo I've been wanting one of these forever! Thanks for sharing Lu - now I'm even more set on adding one of these to my camera collection.

    xx Kathryn

  5. Haha, wie cool ist das denn bitte?! Da muss ich mir mal etwas überlegen.

    Tolles Gewinnspiel, liebe Lu!

    Schöne Weihnachten und alles Liebe


  6. What a fantastic giveaway. This us so exciting. Off to think what and how to photograph now...

  7. When visiting radbag, you'll see that there's - apart from many other gift ideas - also a Fujifilm Instax photo printer for smartphones, in case you ...

  8. That camera looks really cute! And to think you gave it away for free. That was so amazing! For sure, the lucky winner was very happy with this treat they got from you. Cheers!

    Lucius Cambell @ Skild


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