The Lubitel-2 Twin-Lens Reflex camera is a redesign of the original Lubitel, enhanced with a couple of new features.
The Lubitel lineage started in 1949, several years after the GOMZ (Gosularstvennyi Optiko-Mekhanicheskii Zavod, eventually renamed as LOMO) in St. Petersburg created a twin-lens reflex camera named “Komsomolets” (“Young Communist”), a replica of a 1938 German Voightlander “Brilliant” camera. Aimed at amateur photographers, the Lubitel (which literally translates to “amateur”) came to light as the “mature Komsomolets.” Features were improved, like a wider range of shutter speeds and a faster viewing lens.
While the Lubitel skyrocketed with over a million units sold worldwide, the guys back at GOMZ were already considering a new model. A redesign was planned – throw in a self-timer and a flash sync, but retain the good features … and that’s when the Lubitel-2 was born.
The new model still guaranteed razor-sharp pictures as the Lubitel, with its 75mm “Triplet-22” glass lens that yields high contrast and color. Another outstanding feature is its clear finder, which allows easy composition of photos even in low-light situations!
My, isn't the Fisheye No. 2 quite a unique-looking camera? Despite this, though, this analogue wonder is very easy to operate. Here are a couple of video tutorials to help get you started, featuring the luxurious Fisheye No. 2 Brut!
-29 °C and your fingers sticking to the beautiful copper lens. Is there a better way to start the new year? A couple of shots, tips, and a mini video edit from a freezing day with the New Petzval Art Lens.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
The New Russar+ Lens is a reinvention of the legendary 1958 Russar MR-2. As we usher in our latest offering, we take a step back and peek into the origins of its valiant predecessor, and into the lifeof the man who made it all possible: Mikhail Mikhailovich Rusinov.
We're ecstatic to read an in-depth review of the Lomography Petzval Lens, from the cool folks over at The Phoblographer. It's exciting to find out that, like us, they are in-love with the Petzval Lens too, so much that they gave it an impressive 4/5 rating! If you're thinking of getting a Petzval Lens, you'll find this featured review very useful. Check out an excerpt and the link to the full article after the jump!
Raymond Phang is a professional wedding and commercial photographer based in Singapore. He shot with the New Petzval Lens recently and produced quite a few memorable couple photos. In this exclusive interview, he shares tidbits from his Petzval experience.
Colorsplashing can do wonders to your image. It can alter the mood of your image, enhance colors, or introduce a totally new perspective! Advanced photography skills are not required here; all it takes is a Colorsplash Camera (or Flash) and your imagination. "Paint" your dog green, dye your friend's face with pink light ... the possibilities are endless! Here's a list of Colorsplashing techniques to try from daytime to nighttime.
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!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
As the mother of all modern wide-angle lenses, the New Russar+ Lens shoots sharp wide-angle photos bursting with character. The solid yet compact ultra-wide 20mm lens can be used to photograph practically anything, and is compatible with a variety of film and digital cameras. Certainly this is a lens that delivers, but like anything, you can reap its full potential by choosing ideal subjects and shooting from a creative perspective.