the lubitel is one of my favourite cameras. this time i used it to play with the focus. i tried to make couples, two pictures belonging to each other, showing details or changing the focus.

here you can see couple #1 – a bike at a gracht in utrecht

Credits: mephisto19

it worked out well and you can easily see the different settings: 0,8m and infinity.

the next pair is a bookstore in voorstraat, utrecht.

Credits: mephisto19

here i changed the aperture next to the distance setting. the small aperture (so a higher number) to showing the book store itself and a big aperture (smaller number) to show the details of the books

the third couple are stairs

Credits: mephisto19

here the colour it what connects the photos. first you see the top of the stairs and after that the stairs itself. so again a detail and the complete object

i hope you like my small selection of pairs / couples
the entire album can be seen here



written by mephisto19 on 2011-02-22


  1. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    yea i do like it! cool mephisto19!

  2. smokshanne
    smokshanne ·


  3. disdis
    disdis ·

    nice project!

  4. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·


  5. huneprut
    huneprut ·

    An interesting idea. I have given this idea some thought myself. But in slightly different way.

  6. brommi
    brommi ·

    greaat!! I reaaally like the photos! =]

  7. dyluzo
    dyluzo ·


  8. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·


  9. neja
    neja ·

    I finally get my Lubitel back, after many years of separation, I am going to take it to botanic gardens next week to shot some orchid trees.

  10. yarah
    yarah ·

    I want one too!

  11. nina_
    nina_ ·

    i like to do this too with a manual setings camera. it's fun. very cool pictures!

  12. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Oh wow, this is the second Lubi+ reference in two days someone is telling me something!

  13. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    nice idea.. diptycs are great!

  14. tjbeard8985
    tjbeard8985 ·

    They're all great, especially the first two.

  15. an-y
    an-y ·

    lubitel is beautiful camera ,)

  16. nural
    nural ·

    Lovely! I do love the Lubitel!!! At work I wasn't able to view the photos but they are amazing as usual!

  17. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    your lubitel is one of my favourite cameras ;D <3!

  18. masha_njam
    masha_njam ·

    like it like it :)

  19. shuraco
    shuraco ·

    love the bike pair, great sets of pictures

  20. fruchtzwerg_hh
    fruchtzwerg_hh ·

    Great idea! I reaally like it!

  21. okhide
    okhide ·

    So nice!!

  22. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    I've been trying these too! :) Nice post Stephan

  23. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  24. chikumumu
    chikumumu ·

    awesome photos (: i love the pair of photos of the wheels!

  25. polinices
    polinices ·

    I just get one Lubitel 2 this monday, and I started shooting yesterday. This article gives me great ideas on how to learn to use it! Thank you very much!

  26. fornoise
    fornoise ·

    Awesome photos. I've been looking at Lubitels online for the last few days. I've always wanted one of those beauts.

  27. scarecrowindisguise
    scarecrowindisguise ·

    Great! Bedankt for giving me the link (;

  28. adamo-75
    adamo-75 ·

    Nice work!

  29. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    nice picture, you're poison me to buy lubitel for my next camera !

  30. amushroom
    amushroom ·

    I like this visual concept!! It´s like, tell a visual history! Nice project and awesome shots as always! :)

  31. chihiro
    chihiro ·

    really good idea :) and the photos are beautiful! You planning to do the same but playing around with other settings?

  32. chesnokova
    chesnokova ·

    interesting idea:) first and second pairs are amazing!!

  33. ik
    ik ·


  34. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    great idea!!! I also participated in the rumble!!!

  35. blinghaha
    blinghaha ·

    Great idea! I might try this with a double exposure see what comes out!

  36. salvacasablancas
    salvacasablancas ·

    Fantastic!!!! Lubitel is my favourite too!!!

  37. funker
    funker ·

    I liked the bookstore shot...nice!

  38. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    smoking awesome! =)

  39. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Just got this camera. Can't wait to start shooting with it.

  40. dalairona
    dalairona ·

    Great idea and project!!!! Really cute!!

  41. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful!! Cameras larger than 35mm make selective focus easy!!