I waited six months for the Lubitel 166 Universal + to become available in my regions online store. When it did I grabbed it with gusto. And yes, I fell in love with it. I expect many of us in the community who own one have. It’s ability to focus closer, that simply amazing viewfinder, my life its simply a wonder to look through. But I find myself dissatisfied.
You may ask why, if I’m so head over heels with it am I dissatisfied? Aside from finding out the Case I want for the Lubitel fell out of stock the day I ordered it (in fact it was apparently in stock until I tried to add it to my cart) I can’t see any evidence of the LSI keeping to a promise they made, an oath they swore on page 51 of “Lubitel +: Love From Waist Level”. I quote…
“Let there be no doubt – we are 100% committed to the Lubitel and Lubitel +… But rest assured: a steady stream of Lubitel + accessories, books, bags, lenses, flashes and everything else you can imagine will steadily be designed with tender love and care, and be passionately announced to the world at large…”
We’ve seen apparel, we’ve seen trinkets, but flashes, lenses, everything else we can imagine? I think not. That promise was made in 2008. I consider that broken.
It’s that removable back door that I find intriguing. LSI, it’s time to make amends. It’s time to live up to that expectation you set 4 years ago. We want lens adapters, a double circular polariser (so you can see the result in the focussing lens), we want a Lubitel flash, but what we want most is an instant back!
So I say rise up Lubitel Lovers! Rise up and show them that you want it too, more recognition on the little Black Beauty, accessories galore. RISE UP!
LIKE THIS ARTICLE AND COMMENT, PERHAPS ENOUGH LIKES WILL PERSUADE LSI TO CREATE MORE PRODUCT!
written by adam_g2000 on 2012-04-12