It is a low-end plastic camera, with fix focus lens Fujinon f8/42mm with 3 elements, setting of the aperture by two weather symbols, sun( f/11) and clouds (f/8) and a flash setting. The only shutter speed is 1/100. The flash setting moves the focus taking into account the limited range of a flash and it has a winding system by a toothed wheel and a green release button.
Hell yeah, enough bare facts! This camera is sooo plastic. Looks like plastic, everything feels plastic and the sound is definitive plastic. “Lens made in Japan” can be read in large capital letters on the front of the lens, as if that was a mark of quality. Not with that camera.
BUT low quality has never been a downside with us lomographers, right? What I got for a whooping 1 EUR is a true Lomographic un-sharpshooter. The Fujinon produces low-fi creamy saturated colors, quite a bit of vignetting especially on blue sky. The pics come out really dreamy, reminds me of a Holga. Unfortunately it is missing a “B” setting. A strange thing about the focus is that it wont focus to infinity, the focus point seems to be set to “group portrait”.
For me the Fujica MA-1 was a great bargain and a big surprise. It´s my “borrow-it-to-a-friend-to-infect-him-with-the-lomographic-virus-camera.”
As the week came to an end, we bid farewell to Photokina 2014. Lomography participated with patchwork photo flooring and an endless array of products that impressed spectators. Take a look at our one-of-a-kind booth and its last day of glory at the this year's trade show spectacle in Cologne, Germany.
Lomography Japan has been working with CAMPFIRE, one of the country's largest crowdfunding services. In the past year, we have launched three successful projects such as the campaigns for the Lomography Smartphone Scanner, Petzval Lens and the Lomo’Instant, and Campfire has been helping us reach out to our supporters in Japan. Koh, Campfire's Senior Project Manager, has been involved in all three. Also a lomographer,she is no stranger to our products and has even shot with the new Petzval Lens.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
The Photokina in Cologne, Germany is the most substantial photography trade show in the world. This year, over 160,000 visitors showed up at the event. Among them was myself and a group of other lomographers.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
After a long wait, the Lomography Petzval lens has finally officially landed on our online shop and in our gallery stores. To celebrate and to get a glimpse of this legendary Petzval Lens, which was first conceived of in 1840 and reinvented by Lomography last year, we gathered media personalities and photography lovers at the Hong Kong Gallery Store for this very special evening.
The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.
You can't forget a live performance by The Hives. The Swedish rock band is currently on tour and made a pit stop in Japan a few months ago. Check out the interview along with some concert snaps after the jump.
With a versatile lens like the New Russar+ lens, there are so many shooting styles, subjects, and approaches you can try with your L39 and M mount cameras. This wide angle lens is perfect for taking architectural shots and documenting cityscapes, so we thought of sharing a handful of quick tips you can try with this new accessory!
Yesterday I picked up from my trusty photography shop in Como a developed and scanned color film roll containing images of the Sicilian festival held on May 1 at the city's historical center. A few hours ago, I made some scans of these images, which I'm pleased to show you in this article! Read more after the jump!
Through the Love Project, Korean artist Easelle Cho uses instant photographs to portray the beauty of love through images captured in different locations. The showcase of images features love's different interpretations in Japan, Paris, and New York . Presenting the work and insight of our latest Lomo'Instant LomoAmigo, Easelle Cho.