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Jollylook Eye: The Digital to Analog Instant Photo Printer!


The Jollylook Eye is a Battery-Free Digital to Analog Instant Photo Printer

Jollylook, a small team of photography enthusiasts, launched a short crowdfunding campaign for the Jollylook Eye, a vintage-styled fold-out instant printer that turns digital photos into instant prints.

While a portable printer that uses instant-style film isn’t an original idea, Jollylook is trying something different. Rather than relying on a digital connection between its printer and a smartphone, the Eye uses its own optics to expose the instant film to a smartphone display and print from the result.

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Mega-retro Jollylook Eye converts digital photos to instant prints

Six years ago, Ukrainian startup Jollylook brought us a very retro-looking analog camera that produced instant-print photographs.

The company is back again with the similarly old-school Eye, that converts digital photos into instant prints. Looking a bit like something out of an old-time carnival sideshow, the Jollylook Eye features a body made of wood fiber panels accented with plant-based paint. The device is entirely mechanical, so it doesn't require a power source of any kind.

The Phoblographer


Smartphone cameras are so good these days that the compact camera is pretty much reduced to the annals of photography history. Everyone reading this probably has a very capable one in their pockets for most of the day. These photos are great to share on social networks and in chat groups, but what happens when you want to quickly make a print of some? That’s where Jollylook Eye steps in with a quirky and fun solution.

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The 'Jollylook EYE' Converts and Prints Smartphone Photos

'Jollylook,' a Ukraine-based team of photography and DIY enthusiasts, today launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming 'Jollylook EYE' mobile phone-compatible photo printer.

The Jollylook Eye is touted as a high-quality digital-to-analog converter and printer. While most mobile phone printers simply receive a digital signal from the phone and print the image directly, the Jollylook Eye takes the conversion one step further.

To use the Jollylook EYE, simply open a photo on your smartphone and place the device overtop of your smartphone, adjusting the fasten to meet the size of the phone.

Then, ensure that the Jollylook EYE's lens is positioned properly above the screen. Lastly, press the shutter release and turn the crank until the photo is developed. This could take up to two minutes, but is often quicker.


NEWS: Kickstarter Launched for the Jollylook Eye – A Mechanical Instax Mini Film Photo Printer

Jollylook is launching its 5th Kickstarter campaign today for a new Instax film photo printer! The new Jollylook EYE has much of the same design elements as their other Instax film cameras, but instead of taking a photo, it prints from images stored on your mobile phone.

The new Jollylook EYE uses Instax mini film to mechanically print photos from a smartphone. Simply bring up a photo on your phone, place the EYE on top and engage the shutter release to expose the film. Afterwards, the manual crank level on the EYE will push the film out of the camera. Then, it’s a waiting game of a minute or two before an image starts to appear, et voilà! Fujifilm Instax film is the most consistent, affordable, and available instant film on the market today so there’s no worry of not being able to find it or have room for it in the budget.

Jollylook Pinhole Mini DIY Camera Kit!


The Jollylook Pinhole is a DIY Bellows Camera That Takes Instax Film

The Jollylook Pinhole Camera is laser cut from recyclable laminated natural wood fiber boards and will come in two styles – stained and natural wood, which can be ideal for decorating yourself. It comes with easy-to-build instructions and the team says users can build the camera in one and a half to three hours.

The Phoblographer


Cameras can’t get more classic than a pinhole, unless of course that pinhole camera also has a set of bellows. The Jollylook Pinhole is a wooden camera that artists can build themselves. Once constructed, the Pinhole uses Instax Mini instant film and runs on human hands, not batteries. Despite the modern Instax inside, the bellows give the Pinhole an unmistakably classic design.

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It always makes me smile to see a new camera from Jollylook. We’ve featured a couple of their other cameras in the past including the original Jollylook in 2017 as well as the smarterJollylook Auto in 2020. Now, the Ukrainian company has relocated to Slovakia and is announcing its newest camera, the Jollylook Pinhole – a DIY pinhole camera kit you can build yourself that also takes Fuji Instax film.

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JollyLook Pinhole Instant Film Camera DIY Kit

Now, you may be thinking why on earth is Newsshooter running an article about a DIY Pinhole camera? Well, the team behind the Jollylook team was based in Irpin, Ukraine, which was occupied in the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The team was forced to leave Ukraine and moved to Zvolen, Slovakia, where it is now rebuilding the company and is continuing to work on the Jollylook project.


JollyLook Pinhole Instant Film Camera DIY Kit(영문)

The JollyLook Pinhole Instant Film Camera DIY Kit is a modern, vintage-styled fold-out instant film camera DIY kit that combines classic design with environmentally friendly materials, a manual development mechanism, bellows, and an exposure calculator.

Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE DIY Camera Kit!


Jollylook Square Pinhole is a DIY Camera that Uses Instax Square Film

Jollylook, a Ukrainian team of instant photography enthusiasts, has announced a Kickstarter campaign for its Jollylook Square Pinhole camera, an instant film camera do-it-yourself (DIY) kit.

The Jollylook Square Pinhole is similar in spirit to Jollylook’s previous products, channeling the same “it isn’t just a camera — it’s an experience” approach.

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Jollylook’s journey has been quite interesting. From its initial cardboard origins in 2017, we’ve now arrived at its latest release.

This time, it’s a square format pinhole camera DIY kit. It appears to be based on the previous Jollylook Pinhole released last year but utilising the Instax square format instant film.

The company says that the Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE is an innovative, eco-friendly DIY kit that lets photography enthusiasts create their own instant film camera from scratch. As with their past releases, Jollylook has taken to Kickstarter to launch the new Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE.

Amateur Photographer

Jollylook Square Pinhole DIY camera announced

Jollylook, a Ukrainian team of instant photography enthusiasts who design and make vintage looking modern instant film cameras and DIY (do-it-yourself) mechanical kits using biodegradable materials, have announced their Kickstarter campaign for the Jollylook Square Pinhole camera.

The Jollylook Square Pinhole is an instant film camera DIY kit and includes a manual development mechanism, bellows, and an exposure calculator. According to Jollylook, it takes around an hour and a half to three hours to assemble and once built, it is around the size of an iPhone box and uses standard Fujifilm Instax Square film. It also features a zoom control ranging from 50 mm to 110 mm.


Jollylook launches Kickstarter for new SQUARE Instax pinhole camera

Camera maker Jollylook has unveiled an Instax Square film pinhole camera DIY kit now funding on Kickstarter.

The Pinhole SQUARE camera is described as “an innovative, eco-friendly DIY kit that lets photography enthusiasts create their own instant film camera from scratch”.

Jollylook’s Kickstarter page said: “Designed with the vintage aesthetics and the charm of classic photography, this kit aims to make the process of camera-building and picture-taking a hands-on, educational, and enriching experience.”


Jollylook Square Pinhole, la cámara instantánea que puedes construir tú mismo

En esta época loca de altas resoluciones, sensores apilados e inteligencia artificial también hay espacio para todo lo contrario: fotografía química cámaras tremendamente sencillas para lo que busquen experiencias por encimas de calidad. Tal es el caso de la Jollylook Square Pinhole, una cámara que puedes construir tu mismo y que funciona con película instantánea Instax Square.

Jollylook Auto Camera!


'The wood body of the Jollylook Auto is about the size of the box that your smartphone came in, but using old school bellows, the camera unfolds to its full stature to shoot. Continuing to channel vintage cameras, the focus is set using a knob adjusting the position of the lens, extending the lens out on those bellows. A flip-out Fresnel lens viewfinder helps guide the composition. Fujifilm Instax Mini film spits out the back after a turn with a hand crank.'


'Back in 2017, the Ukrainian startup Jollylook unveiled the world’s first cardboard folding instant film camera. Today the company is back with a new “modern vintage” Instax camera called the Jollylook Auto'

Mashable, The Phoblographer

'This vintage camera is actually an instant camera! Jollylook Auto combines a classic design with environmentally friendly materials.