when it comes to the Instax Mini 8 flash settings, the main thing to keep in mind is that the flash always fires. If you tried to take a few pictures indoors, you've probably noticed that the camera activates the flash automatically. However, as opposed to many other cameras, the user cannot turn it off.
There's no way to manually disable the flash, which fires automatically with every shot – whether it's really needed or not. It's because the auto exposure system can now vary the shutter speed between 1/2 and 1/250, so it should be able to capture the right amount of light in all shooting scenarios.
To shoot without the flash, press the flash button on the back panel once. After taking the photo the flash will be re-enabled. To disable the flash until you power off the camera, double press the flash button.
If you tried to take a few pictures indoors, you've probably noticed that the camera activates the flash automatically. However, as opposed to many other cameras, the user cannot turn it off.
You can't even turn off the flash. The camera spits the image out, and it develops within 90 seconds. The only real control you can exercise is activating selfie mode – which is basically just pulling the front of the lens out to zoom in a little. There's the obligatory selfie-mirror to help you frame up.
The orange lights flashing on the front of your mini 11 or mini 9 is your cameras way of telling you it is ready for a battery change! We recommend using alkaline batteries and changing them whilst your camera is in the on position.
Don't cover the flash; the camera meter assumes the flash will fire, and covering it up completely will result in underexposure. You can and should diffuse the flash, though. Masking tape is fine, foam is fine, whatever.
For the flash, it will fire all the time and there is no way to turn it off. Because of this, you might get a photo that is slightly overexposed if you take photos during a sunny day. You can refer to photos below as an example.
(Blinking indicates that the flash is charging.) The film counter decreases in numerical order, counting down from "10" with each photo taken.
Thankfully, unlike some other Instax cameras, taking photos is easy! If your subject is farther than arm's length away, just point the camera at them and press down on the shutter. If you are shooting a selfie or macro shot, hop down to the selfie mode section below. Flash is automatically on and cannot be turned off.
But, if you're after character, simplicity and most of all fun, then the Instax Mini 11 is unbeatable for the money and a recommended buy. Its ease of use means that pretty much anyone can get up and running within seconds, making it a great option for social situations and kids.
Overexposure is caused when the film is exposed to too much light. Likewise, underexposure (excessively dark images) occurs when not enough light falls on the film.
Report Ad. On the rear, you'll notice that the film counter display (the number of shots remaining) is set to S. This is because you still have to eject the black film cover. To do this, simply turn on the camera by pressing the large button located directly beside the lens and press the shutter button.
Try reinserting the batteries with the lens in the open position which should hopefully reset the issue.
When all the lights blink, you must replace the batteries with brand new ones while the lens is extended (on other words, with the camera turned on). Note that if you replace the batteries while the lens is retracted, the lights will continue to blink.
Adjust the dial to the lit position. Press the button beside the lens to turn power on. INSTAX Mini 9 automatically determines the best brightness taking a picture and lights up the most suitable setting based on your surroundings. Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the lit settings.
Your Instax Mini 8 or Instax Mini 9 camera can automatically choose from any of the 5 different brightness and aperture settings depending on the condition of the environment: Very Sunny (f/32), Sunny (f/22), Cloudy (f/16), Indoors (f/12.7) and High Key (brightest setting).