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FOR­GET SELF­IES AND #BRUNCH: THE LAT­EST IN­STANT CAM­ERAS ARE ALL ABOUT TAK­ING PIC­TURES THAT MAT­TER

A PIC­TURE USED TO BE WORTH A THOU­SAND WORDS. But then smartphones and so­cial me­dia ar­rived, bury­ing us in self­ies, usies, and art­fully fil­tered images of Sun­day’s eggs Bene­dict. Luck­ily, peo­ple are once again re­al­iz­ing there’s some­thing pure in snap­ping a photo, an ac­tual photo, that can be pinned to a board or passed around at a party. In­stant cam­eras, mod­els that spit out shots that de­velop be­fore your eyes, are back. our fa­vorite? The lomo’ in­stant black + 3 lenses ($149;lo­mog­ra­phy .com), a slick, long-ex­po­sure shooter that pro­duces clean, sharp images. With one in hand, you’ll be free from con­cern about thumbs-ups and com­ments, and more likely to snap mo­ments you ac­tu­ally want to re­mem­ber. —Matt Ber­i­cal

THE BEST PART OF IN­STANT CAM­ERAS IS WHAT THEY LACK— FIL­TERS, TAGS, SHAR­ING, LIKES, AND IN­FI­NITE DU­PLI­CA­TION. THEY PRO­DUCE A SIN­GLE SNAP­SHOT— AC­TUAL, IN­TI­MATE, AND REAL.

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