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  • Pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    written by pan_dre on 2008-10-20 in #news
    Pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    Happy Monday everybody and welcome once again to pan_dre's shopping guide. With new deliveries rushing in, we have some familiar face back in the shop today as well as a pinhole newcomer waiting for it's chance to shine.

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  • Dream Team Packages: LC-A+

    written by pan_dre on 2008-10-16 in #news
    Dream Team Packages: LC-A+

    The greatest constant in the photographic world has always been black & white film. From fine grain to dynamic contrast and heart-wrenching tones, black & white is the choice for time-spanning, emotional photography. And what better way to capture your timeless autumnal adventures than in full-frame 20mm super-wide angle with the greatest accessory ever produced for the LC-A+, the Wide Angle lens.

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  • Pan_dre' Emulsion Weekly

    written by pan_dre on 2008-10-15 in #news
    Pan_dre' Emulsion Weekly

    Here's another issue of my very personal weekly choice of film. Last weekend we were blessed with the best weather in weeks so I seized the opportunity and took my Yashica and a hand full of carefully selected film with me in the autumn sun.

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  • Pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    written by pan_dre on 2008-10-13 in #news
    Pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    Welcome to another installement of pan_dre's shopping guide:

  • Pan_dre's Emulsion Weekly

    written by pan_dre on 2008-10-08 in #news
    Pan_dre's Emulsion Weekly

    Here's my little guide to this weeks film newcomers, back-in-stockers, instant classics and special offers:

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  • Lab Rats - Evidence of the Body!

    written by shhquiet on 2008-10-07 in #news
    Lab Rats - Evidence of the Body!

    The laboratory has been recently disturbed with a series of case studies begging to be examined. Lab Rat novices wondered aloud on the Lomography blog. about the effects of body processes on film emulsions. Without a smidge of hesitation, we sent out our volunteers on three highly-delicate missions. View the reports at your own risk.

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  • Pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    written by pan_dre on 2008-10-06 in #news
    Pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    Hey folks, it's time again for pan_dre's shopping guide.

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  • pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    written by pan_dre on 2008-09-29 in #news
    pan_dre's Shopping Guide

    Welcome to the first installement of pan_dre's shopping guide, your source for all the happings around lomography.com's online shop.

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  • Zenit 11 gallery - Balos, Greece

    written by pan_dre on 2008-09-16 in #news
    Zenit 11 gallery - Balos, Greece

    My favourite camera breaking into in pieces right before my trip to Balos, Greece could have turned into a complete photo-disaster but, lucky me, I ended up giving my Zenit 11 SLR a go.

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  • Deadstock Tale by grimbyname: Smena Symbol

    written by pan_dre on 2008-09-16 in #news
    Deadstock Tale by grimbyname: Smena Symbol

    In the summer of 2006, while doing a bit of mindless web wandering, I discovered the weird and wonderful community of film-addicted lomographers, and wanted to join in. Looking through the homes and shop, while waiting for a Fisheye 2 to arrive, it didn't take me long to discover that I already possessed a bona-fide lomographic Russian deadstock tool, a Symbol bought for me by my father in the early eighties. He was a keen amateur photographer, owning both Zenit and Praktica SLRs, a Zorki 4K rangefinder, all with a variety of lenses, and his own black and white darkroom kit too. For some reason he'd decided to buy a Symbol each for me and my mother, most probably because they were cheap, about £8 if I remember correctly. I already had a Fed 4 (a 'proper' camera with coupled rangefinder and built-in light meter) that my parents had bought me for being a smart lad for passing my 11-plus exam for the grammar school, so the Symbol, UK branded as Cosmic rather than Smena, saw little use, and I don't even know if any pics remain from its early days. Smena means 'Young Generation', which is when I first became acquainted with the Symbol. Cosmic sounds rather fantastical, spacey even, or perhaps an exclamation from a zoned-out hippy. No matter, I'm not afraid to admit to having been all those things at one time or another. And the photographic evidence of much of that is hopefully locked in a secure vault somewhere. Anyway, I digress.

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  • Lab Rats Special Deals

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-12 in #news
    Lab Rats Special Deals

    h2. Fuji Pro 400 expired

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  • The Lomo LC-A+ Week August

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-08 in #news
    The Lomo LC-A+ Week August

    The hot and sticky days of August are upon us. Happily, full sun is a good friend of the Lomo LC-A+, and this is a prime opportunity to get off your ass, head out the door, and shoot all of those awesome projects, crazy events, and unpredictable experiments that you've been putting off. Trust us, you won't want to do it in the dead of winter, so this is your chance! To help you along, we've got an all-new limited edition Colorsplash Flash, three totally inspirational Lomo Amigos, and an exclusive LC-A+ underwater package.

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  • Russian Antiques

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #news
    Russian Antiques

    Good Russian cameras are unique characters with their specific features,

  • The Fed 5!

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #reviews
    The Fed 5!

    image from "russianplaza.com":http://www.russianplaza.com/FED-1-2-3-4-5-C-page2.html

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  • Vilia

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #reviews
    Vilia

    image from "thecamerasite.net":http://www.thecamerasite.net/07_Viewfinder_Cameras/Pages/smena.htm

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  • Smena 8M

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #reviews
    Smena 8M

    The Smena 8M is a b-e-a-utiful piece of Russian deadstock. With a contrasty and saturated lens, dead-easy manual controls, and a look that says, “I AM RUSSIAN, I AM AWESOME” – with a fleeting glance at the bottom of the lens barrel – “I WAS MADE IN THE USSR!”, this babe is a hot one, but she’s pretty useful as well. The Smena can be used in two ways. Just as the manual illustrates, you can set it up in what I call my “snapshot mode” where the aperture is 16, the shutter corresponds to those little diagrams, and the depth of field is set perfectly so I have everywhere from one meter to infinity in crystal clear, saturated, contrasty view. However, with a fiddle of the aperture, and an attitude that says, “Screw you, little diagrams, I can take the REAL numbers!” –heck, I just peer aside the camera and there they are – the Smena has a whole new, creative potential. And of course, with its dead simplicity, the Smena is easily modifiable with awesome behind the lens “masks”, the sensational lens is PERFECT for x-pro, and a “re-cockable” shutter makes for insane multiple exposures.

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  • The Zenit E

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #reviews
    The Zenit E

    The very best thing about the Zenit E can be summed up in one word – Versatility – well, that or weight (and either way get your head out of the gutter boys). So it is heavy as heck, which is great for urban exploring as you can use it as a pretty bitchin weapon if the need arises. Aside from that it has all the bells and whistles, as much as any old Russian has bells and whistles. Aperture setting, B setting, shutter speed, manual focus but the best thing is that the SLR lets you look at your picture as you take it, like a 1970s digital almost, what you see is what you are gonna get, except in 1-2 weeks instead of 1-2 seconds, anyways I digress. As you can see with my gallery this allows you to get the macro distance correct every time for sharp close-ups, oh thank the lord! Works well with black and white, slide, redscale, or just your standard color 35mm. You can also work it for a crisp overall look or get super wacky field of vision with the blurry back and the sharp central image. You can even go ahead and throw on the Holga filters for fun, do what you do, the Zenit E allows you.

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  • Tripwolf Photo Competition Sponsored by Lomography

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-05 in #news
    Tripwolf Photo Competition Sponsored by Lomography

    tripwolf ("http://www.tripwolf.com":http://www.tripwolf.com) is a cool new social travel guide that covers the whole world. It combines information from travel guide books with tips and advice from thousands of globetrotters worldwide.

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  • Join us at the Photokina 2008

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-05 in #news

    Plan your trip - this year's top international Lomography project will

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  • THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL? We don't think... The Great Analogue Photo Rumble - Participate Now

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-04 in #news
    THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL? We don't think... The Great Analogue Photo Rumble - Participate Now

    An earthquake-like shock shook our headquarters this week. While evaluating the grand analogue survey feedback we had to swallow the fact that the majority of Lomographers believe that - the future is digital. The shock! The Horror! We were ready to throw everything out of the window; cancel Photokina, abandon camera production and start producing microchips for digital air-conditioning systems. But alas! Just seconds before our fingers touched the “Off” switch we discovered the very same sample of people actually believe that the most essential things in life remain analogue! Life, love, fun, sex, beauty, creativity were voted by a huge percentage to be definitively analogue.“

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  • Spreading the Lomo Love

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-01 in #news
    Spreading the Lomo Love

    "About a year ago, some members of Lomomanila were invited to give lectures on Lomography in popular universities in Manila. Such universities include De La Salle University, University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. We were invited as part of the schools’ alternative program. This year, Lomomanila also went corporate. We were invited by the inhouse camera club of Hewlett Packard called “Shutters” to lecture on Lomography. It was well received and everybody had fun. We have several outstanding invitations to go back to some of the above universities to give the same lectures.

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  • The Hong Kong Diana World Tour Event

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-31 in #news
    The Hong Kong Diana World Tour Event

    The Diana World Tour aims to unite Lomographers from all over the world with one common motivation - an immense love for analog photography! It's a travelling exhibition of all things Diana - including photo safaris, learning workshops, the immense "Detrich Colletion" of classic Diana camera and Diana clones, delicious meals, and fairly out-of-control parties. Appropriately, its very first stop is Hong Kong - the birthplace of the original Diana camera of the 1960's! Running from 8/1/08 to 8/3/08, the highlights will include:

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  • The "Hong Meow" Diana F+ Clone

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-31 in #news
    The "Hong Meow" Diana F+ Clone

    To commemorate the Diana World Tour event in Hong Kong (the very first stop of the Diana World Tour, mind you), we're thrilled to present an exclusive limited edition clone of the Diana F+ camera. "Hong Meow" is the phonetic translation of "Panda" in Cantonese - Hong Kong's spoken language. As in neighboring mainland China, the Panda is one of Hong Kong's most beloved symbols. This limited edition was designed by the Lomography Asia team and features:

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  • New Mystery Product

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-30 in #news
    New Mystery Product

    A brand new mystery product is hiding deep in the bamboo forrest.

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  • Lubitel Online Rumble

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-29 in #news
    Lubitel Online Rumble

    It’s something about peering down through that waist-level finder. Sizing up your subject with the top lens and capturing it through crispy Russian glass with the bottom. It’s simply irresistible to people who love and adore life. People who are open-minded, enthusiastic, free with their ideas, philanthropic, endlessly curious, always travelling, constantly documenting, and completely awestruck by the enduring power of analog photographs. We’re looking for the most passionate, the seriously dedicated, the least expected, the pathologically random, and hardest of the hardcore Lubitel Lovers out there. In other words – people like you!

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  • A Worldwide Lomographic Online Survey - Participate Now

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-24 in #news
    A Worldwide Lomographic Online Survey - Participate Now

    What do analogue & digital mean to you? Lomography wants to know!

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  • The Diana+ 35mm Back

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-22 in #news
    The Diana+ 35mm Back

    It's difficult to choose between two lovers. On one hand, there's the radiant colors, quirky square format, and wonderful rolling action of 120 film. On the other, there's the incredible variety, el cheapo price, long-lasting nature, and easy development of 35mm. For the aficionados of the Diana+ and Diana F+ cameras, the choice no longer has to be made! This black hunk of plastic is essentially a marriage certificate for a blissful polygamous union of marriage to two analog film spouses at once!

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  • London Lomography Thursdays Summer Break

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-21 in #news
    London Lomography Thursdays Summer Break

    To all hipsters, hot stars and general cool folk of London….

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  • Mission Winners and new mission

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-18 in #news
    Mission Winners and new mission

    A big "CONGRATS" goes out to "azurblue":http://www.lomohomes.com/azurblue on winning our "Shoot me a song" competition!!

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  • Lomography kicks back with Iker Casillas, captain of the Spanish national soccer team

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-17 in #news
    Lomography kicks back with Iker Casillas, captain of the Spanish national soccer team

    So what the does Lomography have in common with Iker Casillas, Captain of Euro Championship winning team, Spain? Both Casiillas and Lomography Spain are active supporters of the "children’s development organisation Plan International":http://www.plan-international.org/.

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  • B&W rumble Winners

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-17 in #news

    Congrats go out to "chaweemek":http://www.lomohomes.com/chaweemek on winning this film weeks final rumble Rodeo! Watch out for the Film Circus coming back into town anytime soon!

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  • Film Circus - KlickMax offer reminder

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-16 in #news
    Film Circus - KlickMax  offer reminder

    With the Film Circus just about to pack it's wagons and move out town, I wanted to remind you that the offer of 2 free Rolls of KlickMax film with every filmshop purchase (35mm and 120) is still up an running until Thursaday 17.07.08, 24.00!

  • Film Circus Special Offer: Fuji 160 35mm

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-16 in #news
    Film Circus Special Offer: Fuji 160 35mm

    We continue our week of special deals with the Fuji 160 35mm!

  • 24h Slide Rumble Winners

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-15 in #news

    Congrats go out to "gyllzd":http://www.lomohomes.com/gyllzd for winning the 24h Slide Film Rumble Rodeo!!

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  • 24h B&W Rumble Rodeo

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-15 in #news

    As the curtain falls on our week of film extravaganza, we bid it a fond farewell with a tear in the eye.

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  • Introducing the Special Edition Instax Mini 7S Choco and White

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-15 in #news
    Introducing the Special Edition Instax Mini 7S Choco and White

    Polaroid-style photography is back with a vengeance in the shape of Fuji 'Cheki' instant cameras. Only this time the picture quality and development time are heaps better and a whole bunch of mod-cons are thrown into the deal. Unlike the old-style Polaroid snappers, the battery is now inside the camera, instead of in the film cartridge, making the cameras more economical and environmentally friendly. Also, now the Fuji cameras use Fujifilm Instax Mini, which is much easier to get your hands on.

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  • Instant World - the home of Instant analogue photography

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-15 in #news
    Instant World - the home of Instant analogue photography

    Every camera needs somewhere to rest its weary shutter - a place they know that someone has their back. On Lomography.com there is now such a sanctuary for instant cameras of all shapes and sizes and it’s called the Instant World. Along with newcomer Cheki 7, you will find a few familiar faces, films and some added extras...

  • Color Negative Rumble Rodeo Winners

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-14 in #news

    Congrats go out to "myloveletter":http://www.lomohomes.com/myloveletter for the the first of our Film week Rumble Rodeos. Yeeha!!!

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  • Film Circus Special Offer: Konica Centuria 400 120

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-14 in #news
    Film Circus Special Offer: Konica Centuria 400 120

    Midway through our filmweek, you might be enjoying you refreshments, but there's yet another buzzing film offer right around the corner, this the Konica Centuria 120 400 ISO.

  • 3 minute Instant Challenge Reminder

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-13 in #news
    3 minute Instant Challenge Reminder

    Ever wondered what you can do in the 3 minutes while you wait for you instant shots to develop? Well we did, so we want you to show us! Send us your ‘Things you can do in 3 Minutes’ instant picture stories. The winners will appear on the Instant World microsite and in a special upcoming blog feature. The overall winner will receive 15 Piggy Points for their whoop-ass 3 minute wonder!

  • 24 hours Slide Rumble Rodeo

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-13 in #news
    24 hours Slide Rumble Rodeo

    Just as the Sideshow represents the dark and mysterious nature of the circus, it's the Slide that gives our pictures a twisted and unpredictable touch.

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  • Film Circus Special Offer: Kodak Pro 400 CN

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-12 in #news

    We continue our week of special deals with just another sensation, the Kodak Pro 400 Cn 35mm, a C-41 B&W film.

  • 24h Color Negative Rumble Rodeo

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-11 in #news
    24h Color Negative Rumble Rodeo

    Welcome to the first installment of this film week's 24h rumble rodeo!

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  • Film week - Now playing

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-10 in #news

    FILM WEEK PROGRAM! NOW PLAYING!

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  • Film Circus in Town!

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-10 in #news
    Film Circus in Town!

    Come one, come all! The film circus is coming to town, and you’re all invited for one grand ride. Hop in the analog carousel and prepare to be captivated with the wide array of film choices marching to the beat of your hearts. Drop by daily, as we’ve got exciting deals and galleries lined up for one crazy week!

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  • KLICK FILM - Get 2 free rolls with every film purchase

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-10 in #news
    KLICK FILM - Get 2 free rolls with every film purchase

    Get excellent quality at a price that won’t hurt your pocket! Klick is a Fujicolor film that offers amazing sharpness and grain, with superb color saturation similar to some of the more profesional films in Fuji's lineup, even granting an enhanced shadow detail.

  • Film Circus Special Offer: Fuji Pro 400 NPH 120 exp.

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-10 in #news
    Film Circus Special Offer: Fuji Pro 400 NPH 120 exp.

    Step right in folks the show has just begun!

  • Grand Opening of the new Lomography Gallery Shop Tokyo

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-09 in #news
    Grand Opening of the new Lomography Gallery Shop Tokyo

    After ten years of Lomography in Japan, Tokyo is endowed with the country’s first Lomography Gallery Shop – a truly Analogue Space for Lomographic venture and cultural delicacies.

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  • The Instant World Launch and Rumble

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-08 in #news
    The Instant World Launch and Rumble

    There’s an instant photography revival going on! The Lomography Instant World is the brand new, one-stop for instant snap-shooting. Here you will find the most spontaneous and attention-seeking instant cams money can buy, all in one place. Most importantly you will also find the films you need keep your instant camera clicking!

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  • Two new Instant Cameras - Challenge Cheki

    written by pan_dre on 2008-07-08 in #news
    Two new Instant Cameras - Challenge Cheki

    There’s been a lot of talk about Fuji Instax cameras of late because Instant photography is making a comeback! But for now we say, “less of the chat more of the Cheki on Cheki combat!” It’s ON.

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