The Frogeye: A Handsome Frog in a Tuxedo

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The amphibious camera that looks good either in or out of the water.

The Lomography Frogeye camera is a black-and-yellow wonder that reminds me more of James Bond, rather than a bumble bee. It looks gorgeous either wet or dry. It can dive, swim, float, and shoot underwater. But it looks so well dressed you can even bring it to a cocktail party and it doesn’t look like a scuba diver who forgot to change his clothes. The Frogeye would feel right at home with a martini (shaken, not stirred).

It’s black and smooth with a beautiful shape and a yellow rubber wrist strap. It also comes with a neoprene underwater camera case that you can strap on to your arm or leg for convenience under the water. It’s so lightweight it floats so you don’t have to worry about losing it.

If you’re shooting underwater, there’s no need to manually advance the film after every shot. The camera does it automatically so you can quickly take a picture of a school of fish swimming under the sea (up to 4 meters).

It makes pictures similar to the LCA. It has a wide-angle lens and it has a light meter that tells the camera when to fire the built in-flash. The pictures it produces have great colors and lovely vignettes. You might think they were taken by a Russian spy, but no, it’s just a Frogeye. Haha!

Use it when snorkeling, use it in the swimming pool, use it in the bathtub, use it in the shower, use it in the rain, use it at a party, use it at home, use it anywhere.

Here are some of my photos. I’ve used the Frogeye both in and out of the water and it’s fun.

Check out the Frogeye microsite here

written by zoe191 on 2009-03-05 in #reviews #underwater #light-meter #plastic #built-in-flash #frogeye #135-film

8 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Good job ! Cool underwater shots !

  2. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    nice review man, i have been looking into getting n underwater camera for my holiday - perhaps this is it!

  3. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    fun underwater shots :)

  4. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    ooh how i wish i had a frogeye. its really hard to find one since it dicontinued.

  5. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    nice, i like how it has a subtle black corner effect to it

  6. myvitaminx
    myvitaminx ·

    LSI bring back frogeye dammit!!!!!

  7. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Me want frogeye.

  8. phoenix1206
    phoenix1206 ·

    The Frogeye Camera is really very cool! I'd love to have one!!

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