Zack Arias – Fujifilm Instax SP-2/SP-3 Magic Box That Makes People Remember You

Zack Arias reposed an old video of his about the Instax SP-2 and Instax SP-3 which is still relevant today. Instax printers are very useful and convenient to have with you and Zack believes the ability to hand out prints will open a lot of doors for you and maybe get you a few free beers at the bar. Below is a summary of the above video.

  • Instax makes people happy
  • There are 3 ways to print to these printers
    • Fujifilm camera to Instax
    • iOS/Android device
    • Transfer from your non-Fujifilm camera to your phone to Instax
  • Printing from the app has more options
  • SP-2 is a smaller wide-format
  • SP-3 prints square prints that are rectangular
  • Don’t open your printer once the film cover is ejected
  • Never had any issues with Instax film being X-rayed
  • The bottom of the printer has an id that you type into your Instax app and the default pin which is typically 1111, but check your manual
  • The pin can be changed
  • Syncing your Instax printer with your camera also uses the ID on the bottom with the password 1111
  • You can only connect one printer at a time to your camera
  • When printing to the SP-2 Zack prefers the typical vertical arrangement with the large white border on the bottom
  • If you print sideways on the SP-2 then the large white border ends up on the side and isn’t as pleasing
  • When you print to the SP-3 from your camera there is a box that you can move back and forth to deice how to crop your image, but not many cropping options
  • If you want your border on the bottom you should shoot with the camera in landscape orientation for SP-3 and portrait orientation for SP-2
  • Also if you’re printing from your camera the printer require a JPEG so shoot RAW+JPEG or make JPEG files with the in-camera RAW editor
  • Protip you can use your empty packs of film for framing or storing your prints
  • The Instax SP-2/SP-3 are the most important photographic accessory you will ever own
  • Name another photographic accessory that will get you free drinks/food/introductions to people
  • Instax printers have kept Zack from making it to his hotel room at 4am in the morning because they opened doors
  • The number one thing people do when you hand them an Instax print is shaking it even though it doesn’t help
  • From thereafter people walk around showing others the picture you just handed them and then everyone else wants a photo and they generally buy you food and beer to thank you
  • Instax printers are a magic box
  • Zack Arias has even handed out prints on set to various people working there and they were all very happy to get the little behind the scenes photos
  • When you hand someone an Instax print they will remember you
  • Zack Arias knows a photographer that hands out Instax prints with his contact info stuck to them
  • Everyone will keep a print of themselves
  • This video was not a sponsored video just how he feels about the product

Instax SP-2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Instax SP-3: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Color Film: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Monochrome Film: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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