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Introducing the fully analogue Lomo'Instant Square: one square frame, make it your ticket to anywhere and everywhere.
The Lomo'Instant Square is the world’s first fully analogue camera to work with Fujifilm Instax Square Film. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that makes sure every shot is perfectly exposed, as well as tons of creative features — unlimited multiple exposures, a self timer, a portrait glass lens attachment and stacks more. There’s even a remote control shutter release tucked away in the camera body, which you can whip out whenever you need to shoot from the center of the action.
UPDATE: The Lomo’Instant Square is Now a Multi-Format Master
An advanced automatic mode, a super sharp glass lens and a ton of funky features is not all this super creative camera has got to offer. Thanks to the incredible support from the Kickstarter community, we’re introducing the Lomo'Instant Square Instant Mini Back to transform your Lomo’Instant Square into a multi-format master. With double the features, it’s double the fun!
The Instant Mini Back clips onto the Lomo’Instant Square to make this foldable box of creativity work with Fujifilm Instax Mini Film as well as Fujifilm Instax Square Film! That means you’ll get all the super sharpness, perfect exposure and funky features of the Lomo’Instant Square on two different film formats. Make sure you add a Lomo’Instant Square Instax Mini Back to your pledge from our Add-On Menu for just 15 USD!
The Lomo’Instant Square is a response to consistent, popular demand from analogue lovers worldwide hungry to try out the iconic square format, and a multi-format master designed to stretch your creativity. With a compact, foldable design that comes in five different colors, the Lomo’Instant Square is a box full of creativity that fits right into your life. It’s the sum of everything we’ve learned through our years developing instant cameras, our interaction with our community, and our seven previous Kickstarter campaigns — all tied up with a dose of good madness.
Take your life and tint it, frame it, share it, shake it, scream it — yodel like no one's listening — upside down, loud and clear. When it gets dark, make it brighter. Enjoy little things: one day you may look back and realise they were the big things. Start with the ordinary — the extraordinary will take care of itself.
We’ve packed the Lomo’Instant Square full of creative features so that you can stuff your squares with artistic antics. With unlimited multiple exposures, color gel flash filters, a remote control shutter release and more, you’ve got everything you need to shoot awesome instant snaps.
Square Format: Works with Fujifilm Instax Square Film to give you a perfectly balanced frame with a scale of 1:1 — the iconic format that made instant photography what it is today. It dares you to make your subject the center of the universe, and leaves plenty of space for creative composition.
Auto Mode: Automatically adjusts shutter speed, aperture and flash output; and makes sure that your shots are perfectly exposed. It works with fixed apertures of f/10 and f/22.
Glass Lens: Takes super sharp shots bursting with detail, and has a focal length of 95mm (45mm equivalent).
Foldable Bellows Design: Looks super cool and lets you reduce the Lomo’Instant Square to a third of its size.
LED Exposure Counter: 10 lights for 10 Instax frames. One light goes out every time you take a shot, letting you keep track of just how many frames you have left.
Self Timer: Gives you time to run, jump, grab your best friend and strike a pose.
Remote Control Shutter Release: Snaps your shutter from afar so that you can focus on diving into the good madness, and slots into the camera body for safe keeping.
Exposure Compensation: Lightens or darkens your frame so that you can be master of your own destiny.
Built-In Flash & Flash Off Mode: Lets you decide just how much light you want to shine on your shenanigans.
Multiple Exposure Mode: Lets you layer up the loco by exposing one frame as many times as you like.
Long Exposure Mode: Keeps your shutter open for as long as 30 seconds so that you can unleash your creativity in crazy light paintings.
Color Gel Flash Filters: Slide over your flash to tint your squares a whole new color — everything you need to ride the rainbow!
Shooting Tip Cards: 25 ways to keep the inspiration rolling. Give them a try and then see what else you can come up with!
Extras: Photo clips, photo stands, glue dots and magnet stickers to display your super square frames.
And if you pledge for a Combo Package, you’ll also get:
Portrait Glass Lens Attachment: Perfectly frames the beautiful faces of your favorite people — whether they’re laughing, dancing, snoozing or tumbling. It has a closest focusing distance of 0.5m, and also snaps super sharp pictures at 0.8m if you twist the focusing ring to infinity.
Splitzer: Splits your shot into segments so that you can create a kaleidoscope.
As a great big thank you for all the incredible support our Kickstarter campaign has received, we’re adding a bunch of extra goodies to every Lomo’Instant Square package for every stretch goal we reach!
We’ve powered past $500,000, meaning that everyone who’s pledged for a Lomo’Instant Square will get four extra Color Gel Flash Filters to go with the four already included! Slide these colorful little strips slides over the flash to tint your frame a whole new hue.
Help us hit the $600,000 mark and we’ll add an orange lens filter to every Lomo’Instant Square pledge package!
The Lomo’Instant Square is dedicated to all the extraordinary ordinary people who keep this world turning. We’re talking about the free spirits who can’t live unless they’re spattering the earth with crazy ideas and irresistible energy. We sent the Lomo’Instant Square to actors, tattoo artists, musicians, photographers, entrepreneurs; anyone we could find who was giving their all to creating something amazing. Here’s what we got back.
Zach Carothers, Member of Portugal. The Man, Touring the World“I’m in love with the Lomo’Instant Square. Compact, instant and fun. The energy in a space or a party steps up every time I pull out the camera. It brings people together. I’m all about the pictures taken with it. There is something so beautiful about right angles and equal sides. Classic framing that brings me back to my childhood. The glass is so much sharper and easier to control. Very excited to get into this more.”
Makui and Chow, Founders of Café Mum's Not Home, Hong Kong
“Everything about instant photography is filled with expectation and excitement. We enjoy the mixture of emotions as you wait for the photo to develop. We‘ve always loved the square format because it’s balanced, which makes it look more perfect.”
Ruby June, Artist and Photographer, New York
“It's amazing to be able to capture a moment and have it in my palm immediately — ready to write the memory down while it's still fresh. When I used to bring my digital camera with me I had to take a thousand photos and it was really hard to stay present. With the instant camera I have maybe five shots that I can use. If they turn out great! If they don't, that's a memory too.”
Naomi Perkins, Tattoo Artist's Manager, New York
“The Lomo'Instant Square is really fun and easy to use. Having the physical copy of a photo is so much cooler than just having it in your phone. Michelle and I immediately started talking about taking photographs of her with clients and making a backdrop out of them. It would be so cool! I love the way Sheena’s hair and tattoos look in the film—so detailed! When I first saw the Lomo’Instant Square I thought it was a reaaaaaally old camera. Carrying it around would catch attention and I think a lot of people would be curious to know more about it!”
Luca Font, Tattoo Artist and Illustrator, Milan
“I choose to shoot people who do interesting things. Taking a picture of them is, in some way, showing a small instant of what is happening in Milan in 2017. The Lomo’Instant Square is very intuitive and user-friendly. I feel that the shots reflect the subjects' personality in a true and efficient way. Whether in instant or 120 format, there’s something deeply fascinating about square photography that I’ve never been able to explain!”
Russell Darling, Michael Hanratty and Hector Moss; Filmmaker and Actors; London
“I love the raw, edgy, provocative, crazy and beautiful images that Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe created in the 1970s. I took inspiration from them, and from movies such as Eyes Wide Shut. The square format is perfect for portraits, as it allows for an up-close intimate window into the world of that person. It was also very satisfying to see the photos right away and share them with my subjects, Michael Hanratty and Hector Moss.”
The Lomo’Instant Square automatically adjusts shutter speed, aperture and flash output to make sure that your shots are perfectly exposed — no matter where you’re exploring or what you’re discovering. Thanks to the high-quality 95mm glass lens, each of your frames will be bursting with crystal-clear, razor-sharp detail; and rendered in stunning high resolution.
- Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Square Film
- Exposure Area: 62mm x 62mm
- Lens Focal Length: 95mm (45mm equivalent)
- Auto Exposure Type: Programmed Automatic
- Aperture: Automatic f/10, f/22
- Shutter Speed: Bulb Mode up to 30 sec, Auto Mode 8s to 1/250
- 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
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.8m
- Zone Focusing Setting: 0.8m / 1-2.5m / infinity (pre-set at 1-2.5m)
- Tripod Mount: Yes
- Remote Control Transmission: Infrared (front & back sensors on camera)
- Self Timer: Electronically controlled countdown to 10 seconds
- Film Counter: LED indication, counting down
- Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (6V) — please note that batteries are not included
- Remote Control Battery Supply: CR2025 (3V) — please note that batteries are not included
- Filter Thread Diameter: 30.5mm
- Lens Attachments: Portrait Glass Lens (closest focusing distance 50cm), Splitzer. Available in combo packages.
We love sharing our projects with you right from the very beginning. That’s why we’re regulars on the Kickstarter scene. We get to hear what you think and make sure that the final product we produce is everything you need.
We’ve worked out a timeline of production so that you can see exactly how we’ll be bringing the Lomo’Instant Square to life, and we promise to keep you right up to date with our progress. Pledge now to join the journey!
All you need to do to start framing stories with the Lomo’Instant Square is follow these three simple steps…
From every Lomography instant camera ever created to a trip to Lomography Headquarters in Vienna, our pledge packages are packed with fantastic photography treats. Take a look at the list below and choose your favorite!
Push your creativity even further with the amazing extras on our Add-On Menu! Choose as many as you like by simply adding the amount specified for each of your chosen items to your pledge. For example, if you’ve pledged for the KICKSTARTER SPECIAL Kickstarter Combo Package at 186 USD, and you’d like to add a Lomography Light Painter to your pledge at 7 USD, just increase the amount you’ve pledged to 193 USD.
Please don’t forget to send us a message detailing everything you’ve pledged for, and a follow-up message every time you update your pledge. That way we can make sure you receive exactly what you ordered!
A Few of Our Favorites
Lomorello DIY Albums
Tell a story with your square, wide or mini Instax frames by pasting them into one of these accordion-style photo albums! They’re perfect for anyone with a brand new Lomo’Instant Square, a Lomo’Instant Wide, or a classic Lomo’Instant.
- 2 Packs of 2 Mini: 14 USD
- 2 Packs of 2 Square: 21 USD
- 2 Packs of 2 Wide: 24 USD
Watch this Space for the Lomo'Instant Square Bag!
We’re working on a super stylish bag that’ll be custom made to fit your Lomo’Instant Square. Keep an eye on our page for more updates. We can’t wait to share the finished product with you!
Once you’ve finished topping up your pledge with extras, added the relevant shipping fees for your tier and clicked the “Pledge” button, your pledge will be processed. After the end of the campaign, we’ll send you a survey asking for your shipping address and a list of everything you pledged for. Once you’ve filled this in and sent it back, we’ll get your items in the post as soon as they’re ready. The money you’ve pledged will be reserved on your account, but only booked once the campaign is successfully funded and over.
The Lomographic Society International is a globally-active organization dedicated to experimental, creative and analogue photography. With a range of innovative cameras and photographic accessories, heaps of Gallery and Embassy Stores, a fantastic photographic magazine, and a thriving online community with over a million members, Lomography promotes photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb and capture the world. Kick off your Lomographic adventure today!
The Lomo'Instant Square 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 select 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 Hong Kong, Japan, China, New York and Hungary. This means that we can deliver to customers from the EU, USA, China, Hong Kong, or Japan without incurring additional customs fees when you receive your reward. If you are located outside the EU, USA, Hong Kong, China, or Japan, there may be extra import costs to pay upon delivery.
We're offering "drop shipping" to backers in Thailand, which means that there will be no additional importation costs to pay upon receipt of your items. The shipping rates for Thailand will vary depending on the total cost of your pledge — please find a complete list of the shipping costs per pledge in our FAQ section. These shipping rates include all import and handling fees.
For all shipping and handling details, please refer to the FAQs. If you are interested in backing the project but your country isn’t listed in the dropdown menu upon checkout, or if you have any further questions about shipping, please feel free to contact us.
P.S.: We’re currently having a blast celebrating 25 Years of Lomography. Head to the Lomography Magazine to find out how you can join the party and win some amazing prizes! We’re always on the lookout for exciting new people to join the Lomography team, too. Whether you’re a store, a distributor, or a creative, check out our jobs page or get in touch with us here to discuss opportunities!
Risks and challenges
We’re proud to have successfully funded and completed seven ambitious Kickstarter projects. We’re working hard to bring the Lomo'Instant Square to life, but we’re aware that there’s always an element of risk involved in these kinds of projects.
We’re dedicated to delivering a flawless creative camera that fulfills your expectations. Our commitment to excellence means that the first shipment is set to go out in January 2018. Although we work closely with our manufacturers to ensure everything runs smoothly, unexpected delays in production and therefore delivery are always a possibility. We promise to keep you informed every step of the way.
We’re so ready for this exciting challenge, and we hope you’ll join us in making the Lomo'Instant Square a reality!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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