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Fresh from the Lab: Lubitel 166+, My 120mm film camera debut

Eventhough it's only twelve shot, but using 120mm film is very enjoyable and made me think many times and then press the shutter

I want to tell you about the film that I develop and scan yesterday. So her is the story _

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Got this camera from http://www.lomography.com/magazine/competitions/2014/01/16/the-lomography-win-your-wishlist-rumble-2013-winner-announcements and after waiting patiently for almost two month finally Annie come to my home. I named it Annie from Annie Hart “Au Revoir Simone” after my other premium lomography camera Horizon Perfekt I named Erika (Erika Spring “Au Revoir Simone”). Maybe my future LC-Wide will name Heather (Heather D’Angelo “Au Revoir Simone”) =) Let’s back to the camera. I’m show-off this camera at Film Photography Day 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFbUylnhdR4 . And because this is my first 120mm film camera, I’m asking a lot to @adi_totp how to use it. Oh, I forgot to tell that I also got one roll of Lomography color negative film ISO 400 (120mm) as a bonus, many tahnk you very much lomography =D

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One day after have fun at Film Photography Day, I met @achmad-magabutz & @zekalinova coincidentally. We did a lomowalk and I have an idea to shoot the dynamic duo at the playground. I thought I can shoot them face eventhough covered with the shadow tree but I was wrong, because their face become not so clear. So, in my opinion the “searching bright sunlight for clearly face” rule is still use in Lubitel.

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My plan for this 120mm film camera debut is to shoot precious subject at every frame. But I can’t help it. Raised as a don’t think just shoot snapper, I really wanna shoot the cutest Indonesia newscaster on the tv, and the result is very poor =(

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Wake up late but the morning sky is so peaceful. Then I climb to my rooftop and shoot the view.

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I try to shoot a stage photo at Leo Kristi’s gig. He is an Indonesia legend ballad musician and he did very rare concert. So this free entry concert was my first Leo Kristi’s gig and the best free entry concert that I ever attend. Unfortunately the result of the photo are blur and overexposure, maybe because I didn’t use tripod (?) T_T

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Before I have this camera, I always look adi_totp shoot portrait with his Lubitel 166+ and that time was the moment when "king of don't think just shoot" a.k.a. @adi_totp (HAHAHA =p) are really think and take a very long time (adi_totp ‘s time =) to press the shutter. And the result are always amazing, especially the portrait with swirling bokeh background. So I practice it at @ekeupratama but the result are so so. At least I’m not lost much at my 120mm film camera debut.

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Then I ask @fadjaradiputra to pose at the door of the observatorium. Beside practicing portrait, I also still looking a strong portrait for submit it at the portrait rumble =) But this time I shoot him not too close. I’m still confusing with the definition of portrait, is it the face until shoulder, the face, or?

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When it turn to me to pose the result covered with light leak T_T

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Hey, I saw iconic Leica logo on I don’t know astronomy equipment at Boscha Observatorium in Lembang, suburb above Bandung, Indonesia. It’s perfect spot to pose but imperfect leak at the result =(

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written by hervinsyah

9 comments

  1. vespa66

    vespa66

    edan aliran mas sondy yeuh leak hungkul haha
    msh ngidam lc wide nih yee, satu pertanyaan eta newscaster nu cute saha?? hahaha

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  2. af-capture

    af-capture

    congrats on your new cam master!!!!

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  3. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    @vespa66 mun si mas sondy mah buka sitik jos na disengaja, mun urg teu kahaja tukangeun si lubi kabuka saeutik T_T gening ngefek pisan ; ngidam menang rumble berhadiah LC-Wide HAHAHAHA ; mau tau ajah, nu pasti mah pamajikan batur HAHAHAHA

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  4. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    HAHA thank you master @af-capture still learn how to use it, make me dizzy but the first result make want to buy more and more 120mm film... if I have the money =D

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  5. avola

    avola

    Congrats, sure you'll love 120 more and more!

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  6. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    Many thanks Mrs Sabine @avola yeah, 120mm film are amazing especially Kodak Aerochrome Infra red, I'm still searching for it =D

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  7. wideangle

    wideangle

    You will like 120 film. The quality is much better. When you scan it dust is much less of a problems since the specks take up less area relative to the image.

    It also tends to make you concentrate a little more on images since you have fewer shots per roll (compared to 35 mm) and it takes longer to reload.

    One tip, though; it's not 120 mm. 120 is just a Kodak film designation, like 126 or 110. 120 mm is just under twice the width of 120 film. The standard square image on 120 is 6 x 6 cm (or 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch).

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  8. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    @wideangle wow thanks for the info & tipster. so it's not exactly right to call this camera as a 120mm camera?

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  9. wideangle

    wideangle

    It would be incorrect to call it a 120 mm camera. It's a 120 camera.

    There are other films that are the same size but for various reasons are given a different designation.

    Kodak made a 620 film. It is basically 120 film on a spool made of thinner material with a smaller diameter. The plastic Brownie Hawkeye cameras from Kodak used this film.

    There is also 220 film. It's the same film as 120, but it has twice the length so you can get twice as many shots per roll. It doesn't have paper backing on the film so you can't use it on cameras like the Holga and Diana that have the window on the back. Some TLR cameras (like the Yashica-Mat 124G) can use 220 film because they have an adjustable back that compensates for the lack of paper behind the film. 220 film has paper at each end of the roll so you can still load and unload the camera in the light.

    If you ever try to develop film on your own I would recommend that you start with 35 mm film until you get the feel for winding film on the stainless steel development rolls (if you use them). The 120 film can be more difficult to wind. It would be a good idea to get a ruined roll to practice with.

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