Saturated colors, sharp manual focusing and a richness of details in the lomographs it produces.
I was a bit skeptical at first – I thought this camera might not give me enough of the happy accidents that I was used to with some of my other trusted favorites like the LOMO LC-A. But I took the hefty little metal monster out, shot a roll and, once the film was developed, I was immediately in love. Sharp, vibrant colors with a depth to the pictures that allow for details I hadn’t even noticed while shooting. Great contrast and overall impressive, interesting results.
Uses a quiet and leaf shutter for vibration free stable shots. Shutter speed is automatically selected via the manual aperture settings (if you choose the auto mode – it also has a bulb and flash setting). Press the shutter down half-way and a handy red or yellow over or under arrow light in the viewfinder lets you know if you are under or over exposing (which you might want to play with anyway). Has a built in battery check light. Focusing is done manually by aligning the image in the viewfinder with built-in parallax compensation. Has a hot-shoe for flash, a self timer and the lens accepts standard screw-in filters.
This camera is easy to load, easy to use and delivers the goods!
Professor Joseph Petzval's 1840 lens changed the world of portraiture. Lomography is bringing back this time-honored piece in the form of The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. Partnered with your analog cameras, this refined model produces an orb of bokeh around a face in sharp focus.
Who says that instant cameras can't deliver stunning results? The Lomo'Instant Wide's close-up lens gives you great focus. It's perfect for capturing tranquil scenes and eye-catching textures with great detail and sharpness!
Though I am not a professional, photography is in my genes. My father was a photographer and technician in the Air Force and accumulated a number of cameras during his life. This is a story about one of those cameras, a Yashica 635 TLR. I brought the camera—after being in storage for about 55 years—back to life with a roll of Portra 160 during the golden hour at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
For Angela, anyone who wants to take a plunge into medium format photography should consider starting with a Yashica A. In this interview, she expounds more on what she loves about this TLR and why its the perfect gear for beginners.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
The LC-Wide is definitely one of Lomography's must-have cameras. Its Minigon 1 Ultra-Wide-Angle lens adds a different flavor to your shots, on top of the stunning vignettes, intense colors and breathtaking saturation and contrast LC-A cameras are known for. The Lomography Team is no stranger to the LC-Wide's creative potential, and has proven it capable of the most captivating images. First on the list is danika, from the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna.
Portraits housed in gilded lockets, low-contrast ambrotypes, manually produced collages. This is the realm of collectors, the ones who act on personal impulse rather than the prescribed canon. Something about old prints draws them in, and it’s not necessarily perfection.
The New Petzval Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the first and greatest lenses of all time. It produces images with extreme sharpness, artful vignetting and absolutely beautiful swirly bokeh backgrounds. Click through to see 30 breathtaking black and white photos after the jump!
In photography, we notice the surface first. The color and texture of things help us imagine what’s beneath. Doors, part of a building’s skin, have this appeal. They suggest how long a structure has been around and what sort of fellows live inside. They are details that fascinate Lomographers, judging from the many LC-A 120 snaps of intriguing entrances.
Photo travelogues are often sprightly, the forms defined and the colors sharp. Réka Koti has a completely different interpretation. A location is a basis for experiments. Nature is a double-exposure detail or a nebular extension of her model’s frock. Branches and leaves are blurred to look like paint strokes. The outcome is mysterious, and Lomography can’t help asking: What is the alchemy behind these dusky pictures?