Sounds like an old sports car but it isn't. With a size of 10x6x3 cm it is definitely too small to get you out on the country lane.
My first impression was like "Wow, this one is a really small one“…Then I had to open intuitive the front cover and with a smooth slide the 35mm Color Minotar lens f/2.8 came out. Nice one, really cool feature. To get some film loaded you got to take the back off, like you do with a FED or a Zorki. It`s focusing range is from 0.9m to infinity, has an automatic exposure control and even the shutter is electronically controlled. Times vary from 1/500 second up to 30 seconds if you`re using a 25ASA film. The ASA range is from 25 up to 800, quite modern for a 80`s camera. Oh, and nice as well, it comes with a self timer. And don`t forget the hot shoe which takes any electronic flash unit…
When I shot my first roll I always had the problem that I couldn’t shoot if I wanted to, because for advancing the film you`ve got to pull the film transport lever twice. This is a confession to the camera`s size, but you`ll get used to it. Meanwhile I sold this one because I haven`t used it for a long time and others feel much more happy with it. So if there is one around just grab it and have fun
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
It is Film Photography Day, and we are counting the ways the activity fuels the imagination. One photographer likens it to the soulful sound of an LP. Another chases its risk or does it with a leap of faith. But the consensus is clear: Film photography keeps people on their toes for the best possible shot.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.