Oh how those beautiful people at Lomography headquarters must have felt when they crafted this beautiful successor to the lovable Smena 8M.
A camera like the Smena Symbol take a little patience. On one hand, its design reels you in. It’s fits snug in the palm of your hand and feels like it’s always been there. Its metallic body already feels more substantial than the Smena 8M and feels less like a plastic toy camera and more like a ‘real’ camera.
It’s features demand more of you than some of the automatic functions of the LC-A. The aperture is set by a little dial around the front of the lens. You go from f/4 to f/16 with your standard shutter settings of 1/250 through to 1/15 and ‘B’. Focusing is pretty straight forward, you have your little symbols around the lens barrel to guide you. I found that the barrel goes from just under 1m and heads off into the sunset just after 10m (it also gives you the equivalent distances in feet).
If you’re into double exposures then you’re gonna have to do it the old fashioned way with this baby as the film advance lever is coupled to the shutter release. So once your done with your roll, carefully rewind it, reload and shoot again. This camera continues to amaze me with it’s easy going feel. It’s equal to the LC-A in terms of quality and it’s Triplet lens gives super sharp images.
Whatever the weather and whatever your film of choice, the Smena Symbol is waiting to fulfill your every Lomo desire!
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
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.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.