The close-up lens makes this bundle really appealling -- not that the 55-mm lens is not a decent addition to you arsenal in itself.
The Diana 55mm/close-up objective pair is a really interesting piece in the Diana inventory. Although there is nothing wrong with the 55-mm objective, it in itself it is really nothing special. For a wide-ranged shot, the 38-mm Diana objective is much, much better – and is not inferior to the 55-mm one in any aspect. The 55-mm objective’s drawing is even a bit more hazy – I somehow like the more distinct dreaminess of the original objective or the sharper, more detailed lines of the 38-mm objective.
Of course, this lens does not come in itself – it comes with a nice adapter lens, which makes it possible to make real close-up shots with the Diana. This adds an entirely new feature to this versatile camera: you can go real up close and personal, grab very small details – be it a coffee cup, a portion of someone’s face or some classical macro models, like flowers or jewelry. It takes pictures on a fixed 15cm-range, and the depth of field is really shallow – the beautifully blurred backgrounds really help you to emphasize what you want.
So I would primarily recommend this pair of lenses to those who want to have the macro feature on their Diana – of course, if you do not spend much money on Diana objectives, the 55-mm lens is a decent entry to the realm of wide-angled shots. Either way, make sure you include a 15cm-long stick or string in your Diana set – you will find much use of it while you are having fun with the macro objective.
Common sense tells us that when the weather gets bitterly cold, it's best to stay inside and drink a cup of something warm. But when you have a primo lens like the Petzval, it's hard not to go on an adventure! Equipped with nerves of steel and a Petzval lens, these Lomographers around the globe bundled up and braved the conditions to capture the top 10 wintry (not so) hot spots.
Jim Marshall was in the forefront of the accidental movement that was Haight-Ashbury. He documented the music revolution from the best angles: up-close with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and many more icons-in-the-making.
It might not look like it, but the Diana Baby 110 is definitely more than it lets on. For example, did you know that you can alternate using 12mm and 24mm lenses with it? Find out how in this tutorial!
Have you ever wondered what would happen when a Petzval is paired with a close up lens? Wonder no longer — a match made in heaven! We got up close and personal with the Petzval and think the results speak for themselves — but get in there and have a look for yourself!
Today is the day to make sure your Lomo LC-A & LC-Wide are happy snappers! With our Advent deal of the day, you can save a smashing 20% on accessories for the camera that started the Lomography movement, in addition to our vast selection of other accessories. Move into a new realm of analogue photography with a flashy lens or a colorful flash!
The new Petzval Lens has proven itself a master of close-up shots and soulful portraits time and time again. Now some of our talented community members have stepped it up a notch and aimed the Petzval at city-scapes. From snow-capped pedestrians, couples chatting in parks, bustling markets, or people waiting to get on the metro - the beautiful banalities of city life are covered in these eloquent shots. Scroll through this gallery we've put together just for you to get a taste of the Petzval's urban potential!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos 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!
Boby photographed several bands during summer festivals with his amazing beard and a Petzval lens. Rock ‘n Roll, extraordinary Petzval photographs and Boby’s outspoken personality, are just some of the things that you can expect from this exclusive interview.
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.
Every summer I get a burst of analogue excitement when I see the flowers starting to bloom. My favorite summer pastime is to take glorious shots of plants and flowers, and for perfect dreamy shots, I like to use the Diana Close-Up lens. Join me as I take you through a garden of analogue delights.
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.
If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!