There are many versions of AGFA Isolette, I will be reviewing AGFA Isolette I, which I own, here. It is a medium format wonder! Due to its collapsible nature it is the most convenient middle format camera to take with you ! I LOVE my Isolette :D
The Isolette is a bellows camera and its compact nature coupled with the fantastic AGFA lenses makes it a very efficient medium format Lomography camera for quick sniping of great shots! Just press the button to unfold the camera and shoot as if it was your Smena 8M! It is full of manual camera goodness including multiple exposures and bulb setting for long exposures !
The greatest problem is to find one in good working condition. The bellows and the shutter are sensitive to the ravages of time and most often than not these are ancient relics found in attics, exposed to not-so-ideal conditions. These problems can be fixed however, it just takes some time and someone knowledgeable. I was lucky with my Isolette and it works perfectly.
It is always really funny how people look at you when you shoot with an antique bellows camera! Several conversations have started from this. What are you waiting for? Scout for an AGFA Isolette NOW !
I don't care if this film has been reviewed a zillion times, that it has already been discontinued, or that there might be a Japanese version of it. The Agfa CT Precisa that I know gives me the blues. Oh, yes - not a Chelsea FC fan, but this film is all about the color blue. Say hello to the blues!
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Kevin Law, a young photographer from Hong Kong specializing in shooting portraits, wedding events, and street snaps, likes to utilize natural lighting and colors to tell the story. Most importantly, he fell in love with the Petzval Art Lens immediately after his first try!
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!
Petzval lens are designed for a Canon or Nikon SLR mounts and a selection of brass or black for each camera brand is available in our stores. And start shooting with images full of sharpness, crispness and bokeh effects!
The Pop 9 is an analog multilens wonder that allows you to take a mosaic of nine images in one frame à la Andy Warhol's famous pop art. In this Reviews on Rewind installment, we dug through our archives and found these informative reviews of the Pop 9 - just in case you're looking into snagging a fun camera in your arsenal!