Clone yourself! Brilliant Instax Mini 90 kit can create split double exposures

Clone yourself! Brilliant Instax Mini 90 kit can create split double exposures
(Image credit: eBay: gameboyjunky)

It's always been surprising to us how many DSLRs and mirrorless cameras don't feature a double exposure function, given that a number of Polaroid and Instax cameras possess the feature. 

While the best instant cameras (opens in new tab) are capable of double exposures, though, they do so by exposing the entire frame twice. However, an enterprising photographer from California has created a brilliant add-on for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic (opens in new tab) that enables you to exposure each side of the film separately

This means that you can create some brilliant in-camera magic, such as creating a clone of your subject within the same frame. 

The Instax Mini 90 Splitzer Lens Kit, designed by Guillermo Hernandez (spotted by Petapixel (opens in new tab)), works by covering half of the camera lens. Used in conjunction with the camera's double exposure mode, you can cover one half of the lens to expose one side of the film, then rotate the Splitzer 180° to cover the other the other half and expose the opposite side. 

By covering half of the lens, combined with a double exposure, the Splitzer exposes one side of film at a time (Image credit: eBay: gameboyjunky)

It's a brilliant concept, albeit one that's interpolated from the existing accessory for Lomo instant cameras – the Lomography Lomo'Instant Mini Splitzer (opens in new tab). Which, in turn, was interpolated from industrious Lomo photographers simply sticking a piece of electrical tape over half the lens to do the same thing. 

Either way, a roll of black tape will cost you about ten bucks and the Lomography Splitzer retails for $16.90. Hernandez' version, which he 3D prints himself, costs just $5 (plus shipping) – and comes in a choice of black, white, grey, magenta, cyan, mint green, purple, yellow or orange. 

If you don't have an Instax Mini 90, though, don't worry – we can show you how to shoot a double exposure in-camera (opens in new tab), how to create a double exposure in Photoshop Elements (opens in new tab) and how to create a double exposure effect in Affinity Photo (opens in new tab). So you can cause double trouble whatever you're shooting on!

Instax Mini 90 Splitzer Lens Kit: $5.00 (opens in new tab)

Instax Mini 90 Splitzer Lens Kit: $5.00 (opens in new tab)
Designed for Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic instant cameras, the Splitzer Lens Kit enables you to shoot split double exposures and create instant in-camera clones! 

Read more: 

The best instant cameras – from best instax to best Polaroid cameras (opens in new tab)
Best digital instant cameras (opens in new tab): hybrid cameras and instant printers
Cheap Instax film deals (opens in new tab) – great buys on print packs in an instant!

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.