Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Lubitel 166B, The Classy Gentleman

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A gentleman is one who is a solid pillar of strength, but never overbearing, and not doesn't fuss. The Lubitel 166B is built very solidly, but it's not too heavy to carry around. It's simply a head-turner with pure class and style! Definitely one beau you wanna be seen with!

The Lubitel 166B is built very solidly, but it’s not too heavy to carry around.

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It’s simply a head-turner with pure class and style! Definitely one beau you wanna be seen with!

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The camera is a mechanical and manual beauty with some settings to adjust but it’s not to confusing or hard to understand. And it’s a great camera to use once you get the hang of it (which is really quick by the way)!

It has a slider for you to select your shutter speed (from 1/250 to 1/15 & B). So if you’re into night photography, long exposures or light painting, the Lubitel 166B could just be the one you need!

And since, the shutter is not coupled with the winding mechanism, you are free to do double or multiple exposure on one frame.

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Another slider allows you to choose the aperture, wide open at f/4.5 and it can stop down all the way to f/22!
Leaving the aperture wide open (which I usually do), will give a nice bokeh effect.

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Furthermore, it comes with a self-timer function. It’s just a simply mechanical switch, and it will fire the shutter after approximately 10 seconds.

*I took this self-portrait with the self-timer on the Lubitel 166B

The glass lens gives nice photos and the focusing is really easy with the huge ground glass, and I really love the feel of the camera in general. It feels just right and the weight is perfect (for me). Not too heavy to tire me, and not too light that would cause trouble when shooting.

Credits: awesomesther
Credits: awesomesther

If you’re looking for a Russian beau, this is the one!

True class never goes out of style.

written by awesomesther on 2011-09-15 in #reviews #120-mm #requested #lubitel #medium-format #lubitel-166b #user-review #lomography

4 Comments

  1. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    Ess! Bokeh! And I think you love that playground!

  2. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Heheh! YEs it's a fun place to go take photos :)

  3. kingt4
    kingt4 ·

    Good looking pics.

  4. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @kingt4 thank you :)

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