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!
The New Petzval Lens 85 continues to captivate the hearts of many photographers from its debut a couple of years back. A perfect balance between form and function, this lens closely mimics the look of the legendary Petzval lens of the 19th century and delivers eye-catching images with its signature tack sharp center and swirly bokeh background. Many photographers from both outside and inside the Lomography community have raved about the New Petzval 85. In this recap, we look back at four community-written reviews.
Where do I begin talking about film cameras on the Lomography Magazine? Yes, you guessed right. I will begin with a LOMO, of course, a very special one: the Lubitel 166 Universal (Lubitel 166U). It’s a camera that has almost everything you might need from a camera. Plus, it’s a LOMO!
With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!
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!
You may have noticed the new single from Nükleer Başlıklı Kız, "Beni Hatırla," playing on the radio and music channels. During their last vacation, they took the Fisheye No.2 Gold to record their memories in circular photos that enhance the soul of the sea and the sun. We talked with NBK about their new single, future plans, and adventures with the Fisheye camera.
-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.
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.
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.
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
Natalie Wells is one of the original UK Lomography community members who can always be seen at our events, workshops and parties. She recently took the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens for a test drive around London.
Think you can’t paint? Well, we think you can….with light! Enhance your photographs with stunning light effects in just a few easy clicks of the Lomography Light Painter. Brand new to the Lomography repertoire, this wonderful gadget is equipped with eight different light variations that allow for ultimate light painting experimentation.