My name is Averiella Barger and I have a Fuji Instax Mini 8 camera. What I like about this camera is unique about it, is that whenever you take the picture it pops right out and you have it instantly. And I think it's cool because it shows us what other, our grandparents had back in the decades, so. Well, this camera comes with itself and you can buy other accessories with it but the first accessory I would prefer you buy would be a case.
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And this is the Fuji Instax Mini 8 case and it goes, it slips right in. And it's leather and has like, so. This camera also you could buy for it is lenses. I would recommend the colorful ones cause you cannot just take a regular picture. You can take it in color. And so you can get red, blue, yellow, and green. And unlike most cameras, it's hard to take a selfie. So the Instax people made a selfie one. And this lens has a mirror and it comes in a bunny rabbit and it comes in all different colors. And so, you pop this on and then it clicks in. I have it on backwards but regularly it would go on this side. And you can take a picture and you look into the mirror. And the lens has it right here and then you have your selfie.
Some photos I have taken is with one of the colorful lenses and one of those lenses was green. And I took the picture of my front yard. And it comes out really clear and only takes like a couple of seconds to develop and then I also have some selfies I took with the bunny rabbit. This one's in dark and so is this one. I have my room lights on. So these are two selfies of me.
I think it's really cute, it's really popular, and I really like how it prints it out and it has really good perceptions. And the pictures are clear. And it's just really neat. And I like being able, like, to push that button. And it has really great flashes. It has outdoor flashes, sunny flashes, and in the house flashes. It also has hi-def. I wanted the camera because first off, I've seen a lot of girls at my school have these cameras and I thought, "hey that's really cool. It prints the picture." and they are like really popular, really cute, and if you guys didn't notice they come in different colors. And I thought that most cameras come in silver or black. They don't have a lot of options. I chose white because I just like white but they come in pink, blue, yellow. And they come in like green, orange, so they really neat and I thought they have pretty good lens protection and their flash is neat and it's easy and it's portable and you don't have to change the lenses like on a regular camera. It doesn't really come off. You just pop one on and go.
I also really like the camera. I can capture memories of my friends and family and anybody you want. And not only can I give it to them automatically, I can keep one myself. Thank you for watching this video and hope you enjoy it and soon have a Polaroid of your own.
Sample RAW images from the Loxia 2.4/85mm and Sony a7ii can be downloaded at the bottom of this article.
This is the Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens. This lens is a stellar performer, top notch. Performs as good if not better than the Loxia 21mm which I think is an excellent lens. It's probably one of the best lenses I own for the Sony E mount. Here are some thoughts on the lens. Wide open at f/2.4 there's some slight vignetting. Nothing, nothing major. The distortion in my opinion is almost virtually unnoticeable. There are no lens correction profiles yet in LightRoom or Capture One Pro for Sony that I've seen come through.
The de-clicking of the aperture ring is nice. If you shoot video this is a big plus to me. The manual focus throw is a big plus. The manual focus through is not fly-by-wire. It's mechanical so you know exactly what to expect when you use it.
This also fits in this configuration, lens down, lens hood mounted on just like normal, camera down on an a7ii in a Hadley Small. And it's about a quarter inch too tall but that's ok because the Hadley has a top flap, a top padded flap that comes down. The bokeh is nice. I wouldn't say it's the best in the world. It's definitely not Batis 1.8 or Gold Master 1.4.
I recently traveled to the Columbia River Gorge and I took the Batis line. I took the 18, 25, and 85. I feel like that if I had the Loxia 85 I probably would have opted for the Loxia 85 because my backpack, I had a Flipside 10 liter backpack. So it was a very small pack I had. The Loxia would have allowed me a little bit more room. The 85 made things tight.
We have done some shots in studio and it shoots well in studio. You don't have Eye Autofocus but you do have focus magnification and peaking. From a photo point-of-view, maybe not the first lens you grab in the 85mm focal length. I feel like the Loxia fills a niche and it's just that, it’s a niche.
It feels good on the camera. It focuses well. I love the manual focus. The aperture ring could be a little thicker. I think before in earlier videos I said it didn't bother me. It could have been a little wider. That would have been nice.
Besides that, it's another good lens by Zeiss but I don't feel like there is going to be a horde of people looking for a slower 85mm lens. If you are looking at an 85mm focal length, you have to ask yourself a few questions. Are you ready for an all manual focus lens? Do you want to give up Eye Autofocus? Do you video? Do you do serious video? How important is weight? So there are a lot of factors that go into is this lens right for you. Only you can answer that. And at $1400 it has a hefty price tag. But what Sony lens these days doesn't have a hefty price tag.
Let us know what you think about the Loxia 2.4/85 below and how you see it being recieved.