Looking for a cheap compact camera that gives surprising results? The Olympus Stylus 80 could be for you!
My first experience of the camera was that its small, but once in use it doesn’t seem to be a problem. For a entry level compact it has quite a lot of features. 6 different flash modes of which I’ve used 2 so far – Fill in flash and Red eye reduction. For the majority of the shots I turned the flash off and so far I’ve been really pleased with what results the lens has shown.
The lens itself is a 38 – 80 mm multi auto focus zoom, to say that I’ve been impressed by its optical quality is a understatement. The results have been everything I could have hoped for, using Ilford Delta 400, the tones and contrast in my view are close to a SLR.
One surprise on this Camera is that it has a Spot Metering Function, by pressing the Flash and Timer button at the same time this sets the spot metering into action, i chose a subject and half depressed the shutter release, then I re framed the shot. As you can see from the shot with my wife and the family cat, this function is a real attribute to this camera and to anyone who wants to experiment on a budget.
If you are looking for a panoramic camera to document your adventures on the beach, you should try the Sprocket Rocket. It's easy to use, cheap, and can get you amazing results! In this article, you can see how I used this camera to document a short vacation in Liguria, from Varazze to Alassio. Take a look after the jump!
Sprocket Love: The Sprocket Rocket is the world’s first wide-angle camera dedicated to sprockets. It shoots 18 panoramas on a standard 35mm roll and exposes the whole width of film including sprocket holes. Use its dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures and generate perfect nighttime shots with the bulb setting.
There's a lot that you can do with a Lomo LC-A+/Lomo LC-Wide and a Krab, besides the obvious (which is take it in the water with you). Get creative by trying various angles and perspectives; you'll be surprised how a slight tilt can make a dramatic difference to your photos. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration!
The Lomo'Instant camera is the most playful camera ever! It gives you so much freedom to create that we decided a single shot was not enough to show our frolicking scenes. So we went for collages instead! We moved the photos, juxtaposed and linked them to create our own instant puzzle! Take a glimpse at the results!
A lot happens in a day, made up of those little moments that we usually take for granted. So we asked some of our friends from the Lomography team to capture some instant photos throughout one day, using the Lomo'Instant Camera. The result? A collection of memories that they could catch, hold, and cherish forever. We compiled their instant moments into a cool video, which you can check out after the cut!
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.