About this project
- The most advanced automatic instant camera: Lomography has designed the ultimate camera where shutter speed, aperture and flash output adjust automatically for impeccably lit shots in any and every light situation.
- Packed with Lomography’s signature creative possibilities: Take quick and easy snaps or create surreal works of art – the Lomo’Instant Automat boasts countless creative features to suit your every need.
- A meticulously designed object inside and out: Small, smart, and beautiful inside-out, the Lomo’Instant Automat is available in four striking designs and delivered in a nifty box filled with goodies to keep the creativity rolling.
- Fast and easy focusing: Thanks to its simple zone-focusing system with the characteristic click & stop feeling, with the Lomo’Instant Automat you’ll get flawlessly focused images in the blink of an eye.
- Proud to be back on Kickstarter with our 6th Project: With five successful campaigns under our belt, we are ready for another Kickstarter adventure and excited to offer massive savings and exclusive deals to backers!
A World of Creativity at the Touch of a Button
The Lomo’Instant Automat is unlike any other instant camera out there. Fully automatic, jam-packed with more creative features than ever before, and super straightforward to use, it’s the ultimate instant camera for beginners and experts alike. We’ve taken care of the technical side of things so that you can seize life instantly from dusk ’til dawn.
Aperture, shutter speed and flash output adjust automatically to make sure that your shots are perfectly lit, foreground and background, in any and every shooting situation. Small, yet mighty, the Lomo’Instant Automat does it all for you, letting you capture even the most fleeting of beautiful moments. Don’t think, just shoot: live fearlessly in the now, be your own inspiration, and create your own universe.
The Lomo’Instant Automat has two shooting modes to choose from, meaning that you can take perfectly exposed shots in any and every shooting situation. Whether you’re looking to take a selfie with your friends or create a super experimental piece of art, the Lomo’Instant Automat has you covered.
Automatic Mode: Switch to this mode and let the Lomo’Instant Automat automatically adjust shutter speed, aperture and flash output to suit your surroundings.
Bulb Mode: Perfect for all you night owls, this mode lets you shoot long exposures of up to 30 seconds. It’s ideal for low-light shooting and creating crazy light paintings!
More Creative Features and Accessories than Ever Before
The Lomo’Instant Automat is instant photography at its most creative. Each Automat comes with a huge range of funky accessories to kickstart your imagination, and there’s loads of extra lens attachments available in our fantastic Combo package.
Flash Off: Want to try shooting without flash? No problem. Take full control when and where the flash is enabled.
Remote Control Lens Cap: Join a massive group selfie or shoot unlimited, shake-free long exposures with this neat accessory.
Multiple Exposures: For those moments when one shot per frame is just not enough, with this mode you can shoot unlimited multiple exposures.
Exposure Compensation +/- 1: Exposure is all taken care of by Auto Mode, but there might be times where you’ll want to get an extra bright or an extra dark photo. To get a brighter image, press the exposure compensation button to get to +1; to get a darker image, press again to get to -1.
LED Exposure Counter: A neat feature that lets you keep track of exactly how many frames you have left in your film pack.
Wide-angle Lens Compatible: Broaden your horizons and expand your view to 90° by attaching a Wide-angle lens. With an equivalent focal length of 21mm and a closest focusing distance of 0.3m, it’s perfect for capturing all your friends in a massive group selfie – available now as part of the Combo package!
Fisheye Lens Compatible: See up to 170° and give your photos the nautical treatment by attaching a Fisheye lens. This wacky lens has a closest focusing distance of 10cm, so you can take super-sharp circular shots – available now as part of the Combo package!
Close-up Lens Compatible: Attach a Close-up lens and shoot sharp and detailed shots from as close as 10cm – available now as part of the Combo package!
Interchangeable Color Gels: Each Lomo’Instant Automat comes with a range of Color Gels from which to pick to match your mood.
Tons Of Goodies: Each Lomo’Instant Automat comes in a nifty box filled with tons of shooting tips to stretch your imagination and goodies such as photo clips and magnet stickers to display your favorite snaps.
Uses Fujifilm Instax Mini: Widely-available, pocked-sized and ideal for keeping in your wallet, putting on your wall, or giving to your friends. Buy it as an add-on (see Add-on menu below) or from the Lomography Online Shop and Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide.
Small enough to take with you wherever you go and stylish enough to be proud to be seen with, the Lomo’Instant Automat is available in four striking designs.
Lomography are long-time lovers of instant photography. Fun and fuss-free, instant photography goes way beyond the click of a shutter. Instant snaps are ideal for putting on your wall, gifting to your friends, and popping in the post. They’re unlike any of the hundreds of photos stored on your smartphone – they are real, physical objects. That makes them perfect for sharing the joy and spreading the love, and for us, that’s what photography is all about.
We simply love the endless creative possibilities that come with snapping a beautiful shot and holding it in your hands just seconds later. That’s why we’ve spent years developing and expanding our very own range of Lomo’Instant cameras. First we brought you the Lomo’Instant, a nifty instant brimming with heaps of features. Then, we broadened our horizons with the Lomo’Instant Wide, an ultra-creative wide format instant. Now, we’re taking your instant photography experience to the next level. Using all our years of experience in instant photography, we’ve taken the best features of the Lomo’Instant and the Lomo’Instant Wide and merged them with some unique new features to bring you the ultimate instant camera: The Lomo’Instant Automat.
The Lomo’Instant Automat is a camera for everyone. It automatically adjusts aperture, shutter speed and flash output to make sure that your shots are perfectly lit in any and every shooting situation. Meticulously designed to be effortlessly portable, the Lomo’Instant Automat is jam-packed with creative features and shooting modes and super easy to use. We’ve taken care of all the technical stuff so that you can concentrate on exploring your imagination, capturing even the most fleeting of beautiful moments and sharing them instantly, wherever you go. Read the shooting tips, try them out, but then go above and beyond. Shoot boldly, be your own inspiration and create your own universe.
- Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini
- Exposure Area: 62mm x 46mm
- Shutter Speed: Bulb (maximum 30 seconds), 8s-1/250 (Auto Mode)
- Aperture: f/8, f/22
- Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values (Ambient Exposure)
- Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
- Multiple Exposures: Unlimited
- Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9 (m)
- Built-in Flash: Automatic Flash & Flash Off Mode
- Zone Focusing Setting: 0.6m / 1-2m / infinite
- Tripod Mount: Yes
- Remote Control: 2 sensors (one at the front, one at the back), transmission via Infrared
- Film Counter: LED indication, counting down
- Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (2 x 3V)
- Remote Control Battery Supply: 1 x CR1632 (3V)
- Remote Control Effective Range: Sunshine: 1-2m. Indoor: 5m.
- Filter Thread Diameter: 43mm
Lens & Accessories Specifications
Built-in lens: Focal Length: 60mm (35mm equivalent)
Wide-angle lens (included in the Combo package):
Angle of View: 90°
Equivalent Focal Length: 21mm
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3m
Lens Flange: 43mm screw thread
Fisheye lens (included in the Combo package): Angle of View: 170° Closest Focusing Distance: 10cm Lens Flange: 43mm screw thread
Close-up lens (included in the Combo package):
Closest Focusing Distance: 10cm
Lens Flange: 43mm screw thread
Extras (included in the Single and Combo package): Color Gels, photo frames, photo clips, magnet stickers, glue dots, and plenty of inspirational shooting tips to kickstart your imagination.
We’ve worked long and hard to get to where we are now, using all our instant photography knowledge and experience to design an effortlessly creative instant camera unlike any other. We’re incredibly excited to be back on Kickstarter for our 6th project, and we can’t wait to deliver this gloriously automatic instant camera to all you lovely Lomographers. Join us on the last steps of this ambitious project by backing us now!
To show our love, we’re giving backers the chance to make huge savings on the Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive goodies. With five successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belts, you can rest assured that we will deliver exactly what we promised.
The retail launch price of the Lomo'Instant Automat (without the additional attachable lenses) is currently planned as being between $150 and $175, so with the Super Early Bird rewards, you’ll save at least 35% on your camera! We’re aiming at having the Lomo’Instant Automat ready for delivery in December 2016 (please note this is an estimate only). A lot of blood, sweat and tears have already gone into this project, but there’s a few more steps we need to complete in the coming months. With your support, we’re confident that the Lomo’Instant Automat will be the most exciting Lomo’Instant yet.
Backing the Lomo’Instant Automat is as easy as one-two-three…
There’s a range of Kickstarter Tiers for you to choose from, each offering a variety of tasty rewards. Check out the list below and pick your tier!
(Super) Early Bird, or Kickstarter Special Playa Jardín or Bora Bora Single: Includes the Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) Edition to select after the campaign.
(Super) Early Bird, or Kickstarter Special Playa Jardín or Bora Bora Combo: Includes the Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) Edition to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses.
(Super) Early Bird, or Kickstarter Special South Beach: Lomo’Instant Automat South Beach + 3 Extra Lenses.
(Super) Early Bird, or Kickstarter Special Punalu'u: Lomo’Instant Automat Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) + 3 Extra Lenses.
If you want to dive even deeper into the world of creative photography, we’ve got some super special bundles to boost your creativity. With additional Lomography cameras, light painting accessories perfect for all you night owls, premium Art Lenses and even a chance to visit Lomography HQ in Vienna, these super Special Kickstarter Bundles are sure to satisfy your every creative photography craving.
For more information on what's included in our Special Kickstarter Bundles, please see our FAQs.
If you want to support awesome creative photography and help make this project possible but you’re not currently looking for a new camera, you can also help us by backing one of these cool accessory packages:
Thanks for the Love – Small: Lomography Light Painter
Thanks for the Love – Medium: Lomography Light Painter + Fotoclips
Thanks for the Love – Large: Lomography Light Painter + Fotoclips + Lomography Keychain + Lomography Temporary Tattoos.
There’s a ton of exciting and exclusive items you can add to your pledge! Choose as many as you desire by simply adding the amount specified in the Add-On Menu below to your pledge. For example, if you decided to pledge for the Kickstarter Special Black or White Single reward priced at $112 and you would also like to receive 3x Fujifilm Instax Mini Single Pack priced at $25, you simply increase the amount you pledge to $137 in total.
If you decide that you want even more add-ons after you’ve pledged, don’t worry – you can update your pledge any time up until ten days after the campaign ends. To make sure you’ll get exactly what you ordered, please send us an email listing which add-ons you want.
UPDATE: We've added a brand new item to our Add-on menu. It's Bulb Mode’s best friend and a must-have for any creative photography adventure: the Manfrotto Pixi Evo Mini Tripod. Better be quick though, it's available in limited quantities only! Add one to your pledge now for just 45USD.
The Lomo'Instant Automat Bag is a Lomography exclusive. The result of our collaboration with Bangkok-based design outlet Above the Fray, this beautiful bag is handcrafted from premium leather and specially designed to keep your Lomo'Instant Automat, film and lenses safe and snug on all your creative photography adventures. Don’t leave your Automat rattling around in your rucksack – add a Lomo’Instant Automat Bag to your pledge now for only 160USD!
Hellolulu Compact Camera Bags: Lightweight, versatile, and available in two different styles, these super stylish bags are filled with adjustable padded compartments perfect for keeping your gear secure. You can add one of these nifty bags to your pledge for just 40 (Matt) or 55USD (Dean) – which means you'll save an incredible 20%! Please send us a private message on Kickstarter and specify which model (Matt or Dean) and color (Matt: red, yellow, navy, or navy/black; Dean: pink, navy, dark grey, or yellow) you'd like to receive.
Once you’ve added the relevant shipping price to your tier and add-ons and clicked the “Pledge” button, you’re all set. Now all you have to do is be patient – once the campaign is over, we’ll send you a survey asking for your shipping address, and for the details of your pledge. Once you’ve sent that back, we’ll send you your goodies! And don’t worry – the money you’ve pledged will be reserved on your account, but only booked once the campaign is successfully funded and over.
Wow. You guys are incredible! You pushed us past our initial goal in no time and we’re so grateful for al lthe support you’ve given us. To show our love, we’ll be adding even more amazing goodies to each Lomo’Instant Automat Kickstarter bundle for every stretch goal we reach!
We’ve already smashed through our first three stretch goals, meaning that each and every Lomo’Instant Automat backer can now add even more color to their shots with four extra Color Gel flash filters, slice and dice their snaps into segments with a Splitzer, and keep their Automat safe and secure on all their adventures with a super snazzy camera strap.
And there’s more – in celebration of the last week of our campaign and all the support you’ve given us so far, we’ll be giving each and every Lomo’Instant Automat backer a surprise stretch goal reward if we hit the big $1,000,000 mark! So why not share our Kickstarter page on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? We’d love to tell you all about our amazing new stretch goal reward, but our lips are sealed until we hit the goal!
We're super proud that the Lomo'Instant Automat has been featured twice in some of the first ever Kickstarter Live Sessions! Two of our teams were invited to be broadcast live on Kickstarter as they gave a hands-on demonstration of our clever little camera and all of its funky accessories. Our teams answered tons of interesting questions from viewers, too – thank you very much to everyone who sent in their questions and comments!
Hit play on the video below and catch up on the Kickstarter Live Stream from Lomography HQ in Vienna!
Cantonese speakers, this one's for you – take a look at the video below to replay the Kickstarter Live Stream from Lomography Hong Kong!
Lomography’s instant cameras are unlike any other on the market, and we’re overjoyed and humbled by how many people love them. The Lomo’Instant was a whole new take on instant photography, and it caught PetaPixel’s eye with its wide range of “customization options”. TechCrunch loved all the different designs and creative features, Geeky Gadgets thought the long exposure “B” Mode was “perfect for low light or night-time shooting”, and Gizmag raved about the Multiple Exposures Mode that lets you create “unique composite photographs.” Ideal for landscapes and perfect for selfies, Trend Hunter were impressed that the Lomo’Instant Wide takes “crisp, large shots to produce prints that are larger and more comprehensive than ever.” Veteran film photographer Matt Day loved the easy three step focusing system and the remote control lens cap, and PCMag gave the Lomo’Instant Wide their Editors’ Choice award for instant film cameras, describing it as “the best instant camera” available for purchase.
We were absolutely delighted with such positive feedback, and it made us more determined than ever to come up with more instant innovations to fuel your inspiration. That’s why we’ve designed the only instant camera that combines fully automatic settings with a ton of features to give you more creative freedom than ever before. The Lomo’Instant Automat is a camera for everyone, and we hope you’ll join us on the journey to bringing it to life!
The Lomographic Society International is a globally-active organization dedicated to experimental and creative photography. Lomography stands for a freer and louder style of shooting – closer to life itself. Through the constantly expanding selection of innovative film cameras, instant cameras, Art Lenses, film & photographic accessories, Lomography promotes photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the world. Lomography Gallery Stores and Embassy Stores all over the world provide the full Lomography product range and a place for exhibitions, workshops, meet-ups and all Lomographic needs. Lomography.com is a thriving online community of creative individuals dedicated to experimenting with photography and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Through the enthusiastic engagement of Lomographic Society members, Lomography seeks to document the incredible planet around us in a never-ending archive of imagery – literally a global “Lomographic” portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.
The Lomo’Instant Automat will be available for delivery to most countries around the world. As shipping, handling and local charges (excluding customs fees) vary from country to country, please choose your reward to see specific details about your location. Lomography cannot be held liable for any additional customs charges that may occur in your location. We have logistics hubs in the following locations: Hong Kong, Japan, New York and Hungary. This means we can deliver to customers from the EU, USA, Hong Kong, or Japan without additional customs fees incurred when you receive your camera. Please be aware there may be extra import costs to pay upon delivery, depending on your location.
Backers in the USA don't need to pay any additional shipping costs. However, Backers who live in the State of New York do need to pay Sales Tax, please add an additional 8.875% onto your pledge amount to cover local sales tax. For example, if you live in the State of New York and pledged for the $96 reward, please add an additional $8.52 onto your pledge amount ($8.52 is 8.875% of $96) to cover New York Sales Tax. If you forgot to add this, or didn't know about it, don’t worry – it’s simple to add in even now. You can edit the amount of your pledge right up until the project ends on the project page.
Here are the shipping and handling details for locations around the world:
USA, Canada: $0. Hong Kong $10. EU, Taiwan, Singapore, Macao, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam: $15. Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland: $25. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Peru, Reunion, Venezuela: $100. The rest of the world: $35.
If you are interested in backing the project but your country isn’t listed, or if you have any further questions about shipping, handling or local charges, please feel free to reach out to us to assess opportunities.
Risks and challenges
We’re proud to have successfully funded and completed five ambitious Kickstarter projects. Over the past few years we’ve been working very hard to bring the Lomo’Instant Automat to life. However, we’re well aware that there’s always an element of risk involved in these kinds of projects.
We’re dedicated to delivering a flawless product, and you can rest assured that we will do everything to fulfill your expectations. Our commitment to excellence means that the first shipment is set to go out in December 2016. We work in very close collaboration with our manufacturers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Nevertheless, unexpected delays in production or delivery are always a possibility, and may push back our estimated delivery date. We promise to keep you informed on this every step of the way.
We’re absolutely ready for this exciting challenge, and we hope you’ll join us in completing this amazing project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
CREDITS: Who took all these breathtaking photos and starred in quite possibly the best three-minute film about automatic instant photography that I have ever seen?
Ah, an excellent question! There are so many people who put in an incredible amount of hard work, time and dedication into this campaign, and without them it simply wouldn’t have been possible.
Lomography would like to say a huge thank you to our videographers Gabriel Hyden (https://vimeo.com/hyden), Shawn Engler (http://126.96.36.199/~shawneng/), Vita Mak (http://powernapover.com/), and Yuta Tsunoda (http://tokyo-d-plex.com/~kazuhitohashimoto/yutatsunoda/top_photo.html).
A huge thank you also goes out to everyone who provided us with a location to shoot – Hotel Altstadt (http://www.altstadt.at/), Atzgerei (http://atzgerei.com/), Motto (http://www.motto.wien/), Mochi (http://www.mochi.at/), Mingus Kindercafé (http://www.mingus.at/), Wiener Handwerk (http://wienerhandwerk.com/), EDITION Hotels , and Parc Antique & Lifestyle (http://www.par-c.com/). Thank you to G K Lee (https://www.instagram.com/hejwednesday/) for the photos of Sarah Baderna (0:22) and Paige Lemek (1:34), and to New Centre for their fantastic track Automatic Love.
We would also like to thank everyone who tested the Lomo’Instant Automat, and shot or appears in all the beautiful pictures we’ve used in this campaign: Boris Brkovic, Axel Gülcher (http://www.axelguelcher.com/), Daniel Bointner (https://www.danielbointner.at/), G K Lee (https://www.instagram.com/hejwednesday/), Jae Joseph, Dorian Braxton, Brandon Murphy, Jonathan Taylor, Krystal Ryan, Sarah Fraser (https://www.instagram.com/sarahfraser6/), Sarah Baderna (https://www.instagram.com/sarah___bader/), Minami Okabe, Emily Ngo, Thomas Yeung, Rachel Trachtenburg (https://www.instagram.com/trachtenbirdy/), Ruby June (https://www.instagram.com/rubyjune/), Coco Alexander (https://www.instagram.com/cocoalexander/) and Lomography Staff.
We currently estimate that the Lomo'Instant Automat Camera will be ready for delivery by December 2016 just in time for the holidays!
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that orders will be shipped in the order they were made. This is because different cameras take different amounts of time to produce and we want to ship out cameras to backers as soon as they are ready. Currently, it looks like the Playa Jardín will be produced first, then the Bora Bora and then the Punalu'u and South Beach.
We then will divide the shipments into our 3 main shipping hubs and will get the cameras to backers as soon as possible. Delivery could take up to 1-2 weeks from when the cameras reach our shipping hubs.
Here are the shipping and handling details for locations around the world:
USA, Canada: $0. Hong Kong $10. EU, Taiwan, Singapore, Macao, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam: $15. Australia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland: $25. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Peru, Réunion, Venezuela: $100. The rest of the world: $35.
If you have a specific question about shipping, handling or local charges, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
We will ask for your shipping information in a survey which is sent out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. We may send out this survey closer to the time of shipping rather than straight after the campaign (since if we send it later, we limit the chance of address changes happening).
SHIPPING & DELIVERY: Can you indicate zero amount or lower value when shipping to me? I would like to avoid high customs costs.
We're sorry, but the product needs to be valued with a price since this is required by customs, so we cant declare this with zero value as a gift or donation. Please check the import duty fees with your local customs office as we cannot handle these types of fees.
This is not possible since Kickstarter only works with Stripe payments. If you are having persistent problems with payment, please send us a private message and we'll do our best to help you sort out the issue.
You will only be charged once the Lomo'Instant Automat is successfully funded at the end of the campaign.
FEATURES: What is the difference between buying the Lomo'Instant Automat and the Lomo'Instant Automat + Lens package?
If you buy the Lomo’Instant Automat you'll get the camera with its built-in lens (60mm, 35mm equivalent). If you buy the Lomo’Instant Camera + Lens package you'll get Wide-angle, Close-up and Fisheye lens attachments as well as the camera with its built-in lens.
The Lomo’Instant Camera works with Fujifilm Instax Mini. This is available in the Lomography Online Shop, in Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide, and in many camera shops.
The Lomo’Instant Automat uses two CR2 batteries (2 x 3V). We recommend using rechargable batteries. The Lomo'Instant Automat does not have a USB charger or battery pack.
The exact weight of the Lomo'Instant Automat is still being worked out. We're optimizing it to make it as light as possible.
The Lomo'Instant Automat works with 3-step zone focusing. The distance can be set by turning the focusing ring on the lens to select 0.6m, 1-2m or infinity.
The Lomo’Instant Automat has two different shooting modes depending on your shooting preferences. You can easily select your shooting mode by pressing the Shooting Mode Button.
“A” - Auto Shooting Mode
When the camera is on, it’s set to Auto Shooting Mode by default, you will get perfectly exposed photos in various situations. The Lomo’Instant Automat determines aperture and shutter speed automatically (and auto flash output if flash is on) for perfect exposures. This is the perfect mode for shooting all hours of the day and night!
"B" - Bulb Mode
When Bulb Mode is selected, the Lomo’Instant Automat will be set at B shutter at all times. The shutter will remain open for up to 30 seconds or for as long as the Shutter Release Button /Self-Portrait Mirror is pressed. If you want to expose longer than 30 seconds, you may use the multiple exposure function to expose the same film multiple times to accumulate exposure time. For multiple exposures, please see chapter below.)
As the aperture value is f/8 by default, Bulb Mode is perfect for shooting fun long exposures, night time shots and light paintings!
Auto Off Function
When the Lomo’Instant Automat hasn’t been operated for five minutes, regardless of the shooting mode, it will switch off automatically in order to save battery power. To re-activate the camera, simply press any button on the Lomo’Instant Automat.
The Lomo'Instant Automat features a light-sensor and a flash-light at the front of the camera body. The camera determines aperture, shutter speed as well as flash output (if the flash is not turned off) automatically for perfect exposures.
Yes, it can be used to fire the camera! However it cannot serve as replacement lens cap since the two cameras have different lens diameters.
The focal length of the built-in lens is different on the new Lomo'instant Automat. Thus, the lenses of the Lomo'Instant and Lomo'Instant Wide cannot be used on the Lomo'Instant Automat.
FEATURES: What’s the difference between the Lomo’Instant Automat, the Lomo’Instant, and the Lomo’Instant Wide?
The Lomo’Instant Automat, Lomo’Instant, and Lomo’Instant Wide all kickstart the imagination with unique features that optimize each of them for a variety of different shooting situations.
The Lomo’Instant Automat is a camera that does it all for you. Small enough to take with you wherever you go, aperture, shutter speed and flash output adjust automatically for perfectly-lit shots in any and every light situation. The technical stuff is all taken care of so you can focus on experimenting with unlimited multiple exposures, Splitzer, Close-up, Wide-angle or Fisheye lens attachments, and funky Color Gels flash filters. It shoots on Fujifilm Instax Mini, features the same much-loved remote control shutter release lens cap that we invented for the Lomo’Instant Wide, and thanks to the intuitive 3-step zone-focusing system and its characteristic click & stop feeling you can get your shot in focus in the blink of an eye.
The Lomo’Instant Wide is shoots shots that are twice as wide, meaning that every shot has crisp focus and great resolution. With a Fixed Shutter Speed Mode of 1/30 and a PC Sync Socket ideal for connecting external flashes or Softbox Kits, the Lomo’Instant Wide is optimal for studio shooting. It shoots on Fujifilm Instax Wide so that you can squeeze even more into your shot – perfect for luscious landscapes and giant group selfies!
The Lomo’Instant was our very first Lomo’Instant camera and it’s bursting with creative potential. It shoots on Fujifilm Instax Mini, has a built-in Wide-angle lens which is great for selfies and three different shooting modes. Of all the Lomo’Instant cameras, it offers the most manual exposure control meaning that you can take full creative control of the light in your shot. Available in a range of inspired designs, there’s a Lomo’Instant to suit every style.
The South Beach is wrapped in real leather. All other editions (Playa Jardín, Bora Bora and Punalu'u) are covered in PU leather.
In terms of features, there are no differences between the four camera editions available on Kickstarter. The only difference is the design of the cameras and the fact that the South Beach is covered in real leather whilst the other editions are covered in PU leather.
DESIGN: Will the final version of the Lomo'instant Automat be different to the ones shown on the Kickstarter page?
The main colors of the Lomo'Instant Automat as presented on Kickstarter are final. However, small changes in color may occur between now and delivery as the cameras shown on the Kickstarter page are samples.
Instant Evolution Black or White Package: Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo’Instant Wide Black or White to select after the campaign + 2 Extra Lenses.
Instant Evolution South Beach Package: Lomo’Instant Automat South Beach + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo’Instant Wide of choice to select after the campaign + 2 Extra Lenses.
Instant Evolution Punalu'u Package: Lomo’Instant Automat Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo’Instant Wide of choice to select after the campaign + 2 Extra Lenses.
Instant Heritage Wide: Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) or South Beach or Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo’Instant Wide of choice to select after the campaign + 2 Extra Lenses + Belair Instant Camera.
Light Painter Starter: Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) or South Beach or Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Luminoodle + Light Painter.
Light Painter Deluxe: Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) or South Beach or Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Pixelstick + Luminoodle. Please note that due to the size of the pixelstick different shipping rates apply to this reward tier. You may select "Tuvalu" as your shipping location in case your country is not listed.
Trip Bundle: Trip to Lomography HQ in Vienna + Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) or South Beach or Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Light Painter.
Trip Bundle Deluxe: Trip to Lomography HQ in Vienna + Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) or South Beach or Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Light Painter + Pixelstick.
Lomography Classics Bundle: Lomo'Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) + The Fisheye One All Black + Diana MINI
Instant Genesis Package: Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) + 3 Extra Lenses + Diana F+ Instant Camera Classic.
Lomography Legends Bundle: Lomo'Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) + Fisheye No.2 + La Sardina 8Ball + Diana+.
Double Up Black & White Combo: Lomo'Instant Automat Automat Playa Jardín (Black) + Bora Bora (White) + 3 Extra Lenses.
Double Up Deluxe: Lomo'Instant Automat Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) + Lomo'Instant Automat South Beach + 3 Extra Lenses.
"Get Them All" Special: Lomo'Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo'Instant Automat Bora Bora (White) + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo'Instant Automat South Beach + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo'Instant Automat Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) + 3 Extra Lenses.
Lomography Kickstarter Catch-Up Kit: Trip to Lomography HQ in Vienna + Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín (Black) or Bora Bora (White) or South Beach or Punalu'u (only available via Kickstarter) to select after the campaign + 3 Extra Lenses + Lomo’Instant Wide Camera of choice to select after the campaign + 2 Extra Lenses + New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens Brass + Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass + Light Painter.
Yes it is possible to pledge for additional cameras. As an act of goodwill, we have decided to cover the additional shipping, handling and tax costs for this, so that all Lomo’Instant Automat backers can profit and take advantage of getting an extra camera. Here are the rules:
If you would like to add one of exactly the same camera you already pledged for (for example, if you pledged for one Lomo’Instant Automat Playa Jardín): Simply double your pledge!
If you would like to add a different model of camera or more than one extra camera: Please add the amounts as communicated below for each additional camera.
Camera Only Extras
Camera + Lens Package Extras
Important note: For all these changes to your pledge, please send us a private message to confirm exactly what you have edited your pledge to and what cameras you would like to get. This is because we of course want to make sure we send you the correct Lomo’Instant cameras! If you make an edit to your pledge and do not contact us, it becomes very difficult for us to know which cameras you exactly want and this could delay us getting the reward to you.
This means you get in on an exclusive deal with a very special price! These offers have limited availability so don’t hang around!
We had such a great time with our Kickstarter backers who came to visit us in Vienna as part of their reward for our previous Kickstarter projects, and we can't wait to meet some of you for another legendary week! We want to offer a true and authentic Lomography experience and that’s why our travel reward is a trip to Vienna where our headquarter is located. During the 5 days you'll spend with us, you’ll be staying in a hotel in the heart of the city and we will take you off on a mystery trip, as well!
The trip is planned for May 2017 and covers the following expenses for one person (extra costs would apply for additional people): accommodation for 5 days, and meals and drinks for two days. You would cover your own flights and other expenses. If you cannot make the date, we're happy to rearrange for you to visit Vienna another time. However, the dates for any special events we organize are fixed.
If you have any questions at all about the trip, please message us! If you would like to bring additional people, this can be arranged but may involve extra costs (which would be organized after the Kickstarter campaign and before you come to Vienna).
The Lomo'Instant Automat Punalu'u will be available to Kickstarter backers as well as on other crowdfunding pages we are running as part of this campaign.
Yes, the extra lenses will be available separately later. However, the reduced prices are exclusive to the Kickstarter project reward packages, meaning that it's cheaper to get the lenses as part of a Kickstarter bundle.
The Kickstarter Special Deals allow you to purchase the Lomo'Instant Automat for considerably less than the planned retail price.
The retail launch price of the Lomo'Instant Automat (without the additional lens attachments) is currently planned at $175, so with the Super Early Bird Deal rewards, you'll save 35% on your camera!
1. Click on the ‘Manage My Pledge’ Button you see in the top right (when signed in) of the project page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomoinstant-camera ) .
2. Adjust your pledge and follow the steps communicated.
3. Please remember to send us a private message to confirm exactly what you have paid and what cameras you would like.
Yes! Stretch goal rewards are awarded per camera, so if you order two cameras we will send you two sets of stretch goal rewards.
The Stretch goal rewards are for all pledges which include the Lomo'Instant Automat.
REWARDS: Will the stretch goal rewards be made available for purchase after the Kickstarter project?
Yes, we might also make the Stretch goal rewards available after the Kickstarter project. Kickstarter backers get the best deal, though, as they will receive these treats for free, whereas the price of packages including these items after the Kickstarter campaign will take into account the additional cost of these rewards.
It’s super simple to drop us a message – all you have to do is click on the “Contact” button at the top of our main project page (just under the green “Back This Project” button).
Please make sure you send us a message whenever you update your pledge! This message should include your backer number and a list of everything you’ve pledged for – that way we can make sure you receive exactly what you’ve ordered.
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