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.
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
Most, if not all, of the photographs in Keis Iguchi's LomoHome were printed using traditional darkroom processes. He likens film photography to using cassette tape and relies on his favorite combination of LC-A and Ferrania Solaris 800 in creating evocative images. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week from Tokyo Japan shares more about his affinity for analog photography.
From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.