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The first fully analogue instant camera for Instax square film – now a multi-format master!
The first fully analogue instant camera for Instax square film – now a multi-format master!
The first fully analogue instant camera for Instax square film – now a multi-format master!
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      Minjeong Joo 2 days ago

      I have not received the camera. May I have an update please? Thanks

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      Rhoda Ng 3 days ago

      I have not received the camera. May I have an update please? Thanks

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      Angela Joyosa 5 days ago

      I have not received my camera and the additional items i ordered. I would like to get an update. Thank you.

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      Francesco 6 days ago

      @William Yu thank you!

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      Yarey on February 12

      Hi, there's something wrong with my camera: the black thing over the glass won't move when I open the camera, so I can't take photos. Also, I didn't get the color filter set or any of the other extras I bought, just the orange one.

    6. Sonia Cheng on February 11

      Hi! I have received my pledge and was propping up the lens to check it before I put in the batteries and film, but the lens would not get back down to line up completely with the camera as before. Does anyone have answers to how may I fix it? Thank you.

    7. Crystal on February 10

      Hi, my camera doesn’t take clear pictures, may I know why and what can I do? The pictures are blurry

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      William Yu on February 9

      @tom Y have you had chance to test out the bulb mode timer? that really threw me off until I realize that's what's happening.

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      William Yu on February 9

      @francesco: I think you'll have better chance by contacting them at That's where they are trying to sort out the shipping issues for me. This is just a discussion board and that email address is actual customer service that could create a case and follow up for you.

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      Francesco on February 9

      Hello, as said i haven't received the filters, and i haven't received any feedback here, what should i do?

    11. Lomography 8-time creator on February 6

      @Verity Wallace we have received your message and will be sending the missing items soon!

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      Verity Wallace on February 1

      Hello. I've received my pledge package but like a number of other people on here I'm missing a few items: 2 lenses from the main pledge reward package and the kaleidoscope lens that was an add-on. I've sent 2 emails to lomo this week but no response at all.. anyone know if there are some shipping delays on certain parts?

    13. Farouq on January 31

      I thought I was the only one feeling the lower end build quality..

      So far the photos are great.. but I hope it doesn't fall apart soon.

    14. Tom Y on January 30

      @William Yu I didn't play a lot with the Square after I had received it, so I haven't encountered any major problem yet. Here's my take (according to your points):
      2. I took out the camera a few times per day (just to look at it), and so far nothing falls out. I do admit that I feel that the build of Square seems slightly less durable than Automat, probably due to the fact that Square has the bellow mechanism. Nonetheless I hope time will prove me wrong (that I'm just being a bit too panic) :).
      3. I noticed the same problem when I loaded the film pack. It took me three tries to close the lid properly. I figured out that the lock didn't go fully up the first two times, so I manually pushed the lock up a bit and it worked fine. My cover didn't bulge though.
      4. I (luckily) don't have the lens cover problem. I rather had problem closing the camera after I first opened it. I didn't read the instruction booklet so I didn't know I had to push the metal part (I tried to pull instead) until I saw the arrow. My bad :P.
      5. Before I loaded the film pack, I opened the back cover, and the bellow is indeed slightly inside the film pack area. I assume it should be a minor thing, as I don't think the bellow would push hard on the pack.

      I wish I can play with the camera more, but it's raining heavily lately so I can't go out and do some shootings :/.

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      William Yu on January 30

      Hey everyone, just a few things for the late comers to note (i bought two of these...)

      ***1. the bulb mode max time is not 30 secs, it's *20 secs*. I am consistently getting 20 secs before the shutter closes when I am on bulb mode and use remote to open the shutter, and leaving it on until it closes
      2. the build quality is.. I had some fuzzy taps fall out of the lens assembly pretty much on the 2nd day and had to repeatedly re-stick it back on some join in the lens assembly
      3. the back lid doesn't close properly when the film loaded. You'll have to push really hard on the back cover in order to the latch to be able to move to lock. You can see the cover bulges a little. I would guess if you drop it the hood might pop
      4. the lens cover doesn't close properly. Half of the time when you fold the lens in. the protective plastic that's supposed to close to protect the lens will be half open or leaves a slit. I've found the only way to close it properly is to fold it half way in, then close it *really* hard so the plastic will close.
      5. I am slightly unsure about this one, but when the lens is stored, it's almost certain that the bellow is pressing really hard on the films, because when you open the back unloaded, you can clearly see the folded bellow extends into the film space by about 1-2mm. I am not sure if this will damage the film before you use it, but since fujifilm does say not to press on the film side on their packaging...

      Anyways, all in all. It's fun to use and experience. The look is certainly very classic and induces conversations (woa, is that a like, a throw back from the 80s? (holding a kickstarter special)) but I certainly did expect it to be a built a bit better than this.

      Mixed review... for sure.

      PS. for those who are having shipping issues, right now I am on the 3rd email thread with support because after 2 shipments I am still missing items from my pledge and add-ons...

    16. Lomography 8-time creator on January 30

      @Andrew Chang - We´re sorry to hear about the issues with your unit. Please send us some a short video to and we´ll advise for an exchange if necessary!

    17. Lomography 8-time creator on January 30

      @Trang Dang - We´re sorry to hear about the issues with your unit. Please send us some example images to and we´ll advise for an exchange if necessary!

    18. Lomography 8-time creator on January 30

      @Jello Alvarez - We hope you could receive the camera in the meantime! We´ll re- send you the tracking in a personal message!

    19. Lomography 8-time creator on January 30

      @Cheng Tsz Wing - we´re sorry that the camera has not reached you well yet. we have made your shipment already in late December. A member from our Asian Team will contact you shortly to arrange a new shipment if necessary! Sorry for the inconvenience, cheers Lomography

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      Cheng Tsz Wing on January 30

      Sorry for posting another comment. I just realize I type wrong in my telephone no., how can I correct it?

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      Cheng Tsz Wing on January 30

      Hi, Lomo
      I am one of the backers but I still haven't received any update or any tracking info on my package. The product is already available in store but I still haven't received mine. Is there any info for me?

    22. Tom Y on January 29

      Got the tracking info for the mini back :). Thanks Lomo :D.

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      Murat Sağlam on January 27

      I got it thanks so much it came so fast :)

    24. Jello Alvarez on January 27

      Hi, A friend ordered his unit online and got it immediately. I backed/pre-ordered this thinking I would be one of the firsts to get my hands on this. And i still haven't received my unit or had any messages if it was shipped or not. Will I receive mine anytime soon?

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      Yunshin Won on January 27

      Hi Lomo, I got my kickstarter combo but I’m missing the special filter set.
      The only filter I’ve received is the orange filter. Could you send the other filters too as it is part of the combo?

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      Trang Dang on January 27

      Hi, does anyone have the same issue as I have? All of my images are underexposed, regardless of indoor, outdoor (both during the day), with flash, without flash, EV+-.... I tried auto mode only as I didn’t have a tripod with me to try B mode. My fingers didn’t cover the flash and my battery is fully charged. I tried shooting the same condition with the instax wide 300 but images turn out fine. I didn’t even have to turn on the flash or L mode for the instax wide yet the image developed just fine.

      Comparison below

      Left: Instax Wide 300 Auto normal mode, indoor, no flash
      Right: Lomo’Instant Square, Auto, in door (same subject) with flash

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      Christopher Lawson on January 26

      Hi Lomo. Missing my mini back and I believe some film. Reached out to Lomo Support via email earlier in the week, but have not received a satisfactory response to date. Thanks!

    28. Katie Mui on January 25

      Just received my package, excited to start experimenting with it! I know you guys are a bit backed up with shipping out the mini backs, but I wanted to leave a note here letting you know mine is missing as well, for prosperity :) No worries though.

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      Andrew Chang on January 25

      hey Lomo, received camera, put some batteries inside and not getting any lights appear. Do i have a dud

    30. Antonio M. Rosario on January 25

      I received my Square the other day and was totally surprised and disappointed that the box the camera came in had absolutely no cover and just some packing material covering it. Also, I think I was expecting some kind of strap to go with it and probably a battery. Unless the package is designed not to have a cover, the shipping material was not enough to protect the camera during shipping.

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      Samuel Jan on January 24

      I am missing the mini back as well.

    32. Lorenzo on January 24

      I just noticed that the orange filter is included both as a stretch goal and as part of the Color Filter Set. You could've given a green one instead, two of them are quite useless... Anyway, I'm having a lot of fun with the camera and I can't wait to have some free time to try it under the sunlight!! :D

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      Francesco on January 24

      Hello, i received my pledge package a few days ago and it's fantastic, so thank you! :)
      I just wanted to let you know that filter set was missing from the parcel though, i have only the special orange one but not the 4 pieces set, what can i do about it? Regards :)

    34. Tom Y on January 23

      I just received my camera! Thanks Lomo :D. I notice that the Mini Back is missing in my parcel, but I know it is in short supply now, so I can wait. My main focus is to take square photos with this new beautiful camera, and I can take mini pics with Automat :D.

    35. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Jerry Milton - unfortunately a few items are a little bit delayed. We wanted to make sure you get your camera in time, so some add-ons are being shipped separately asap!

    36. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Luis Cervell @DC thank you!

    37. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Matthew Barr - We´re sorry for the missing Mini Back! We ran short of them but didn´t want to let you wait for the rest! We´ll make a second shipment for the missing item asap!

    38. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Katharina Pallhuber - the remote control is built into the camera. Yuo can slide it out from the bottom, near the Tripod thread mount! We hope you could find it in the meantime!

    39. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Kassidy Blue - we´re sorry for the delivery trouble! If there is anything we can do to help pushing the shipment let us know!

    40. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Park - please let us know if you continue to have issues with your backdoor lock! We´ll send you a spare one or repair it for you! Sorry for the flaw.

    41. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Farouq - unfortunately we have no update for the bag yet

    42. Lomography 8-time creator on January 23

      @Lorenzo - We´re sorry if thats your impression and you still enjoy shotting it. In case you find any issues with the bellows please write us an e-mail to We apply a full 2 year warranty on the Kickstarter reward cameras!

    43. Lorenzo on January 22

      I received the camera today, thank you Lomography!! I can't wait to try it with film, in the meantime I checked it and every function seems to be working good! However, I must say that the building quality seems lower than that of the first Lomo'Instant. I just hope that the bellow mechanism will last over time...

    44. Farouq on January 22

      Any update on the bag/case for it? Would love to have it instead of just slotting it in my bag..

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      Gene J on January 21

      @Katharina Pallhuber The remote is attached to the bottom of the camera! I thought I was missing it too, hahaha

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      David Prescott on January 21

      Firstly, many thanks to all involved with creating the Lomo’Instant Square. Got my white camera in UK (with all add-ons) a couple of days ago. Have had limited opportunity to try it out extensively due to winter weather, but I am fairly impressed with it so far. Seems to take very nice outdoor photos. My only negative point is that as per another comment, the built in flash does seem a bit weak, creating underexposed portrait photos. I'm not terribly bothered myself as I got the camera mainly for outdoor photography in daylight. Might be a problem for some though. Despite that one quibble, this seems to be a great camera for the Instax square format.

    47. Josh Emerson on January 21

      How’s the case coming along? I just received mine, and would love a case to protect it! Does anyone know of a third party case that fits well?

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      Park on January 20

      Also, does the instant mini back only come in black? Since I have a white camera, it looks strange...

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      Park on January 20

      Received my white combo, and I’m loving it!

      My only complaint is that the back door lock breaks easily. It broke as I placed my first film pack into the camera (before I even started using it...). Thankfully, it kind of still works, but it looks like it can fall off at any time. It has a pretty important function, so I would just advise that it be sturdier.

    50. Kassidy Blue on January 20

      Please consider using UPS instead of Fed Ex next time. My package has been lost in the mail since Wednesday and they're telling me I won't get it till at least Tuesday. It's going to take them 2 weeks total at this point to deliver it, I likely won't receive it until literally everyone else already has it 🙆

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