We recently got our hands on a modified Instant Wide film back made for Mamiya Universal Press (MUP) lens! Using a Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 camera, the camera modifier had hacked out the lens and replaced it with a 3D-printed adapter for MUP lenses. We had a somewhat unpleasant experience with a previous camera modifier who was unable to replicate the same setup without encountering issues such as light leaks, and naturally, we were cautiously optimistic about this modified camera.
Needless to say, we haven’t had much complaints about it since we started using it! Our first photos with the modified camera were taken with a mounted flash trigger. The light leaks were due to us changing film in a darkroom bag previously:
After this, we were sooooo excited to test the modified cameras outdoor; and it did not disappoint!
However, we felt the MUP lens would really bring the Instax monochrome film to life, and when we started using the said film with the modified camera, we were thoroughly impressed with the outcome:
Overall, we were pretty pleased with the modified camera; we were happy to see that not only did the 3D-printed adapter fit well with our MUP lenses, but it did not have any light leak issues! Technology has really progressed quite far in this field, and there have been cameras which are completely 3D-printed. Perhaps we should give them a shot in the near future!
We definitely hope to utilise this modified camera more and to be able to share more photos with our readers in the near future.