Reviews on Rewind: Lubitel 166+


If you take a peek at some of the community's camera wishlists, we're pretty sure that you'll see the Lubitel 166+ written in big and bold letters. What's the fuss about, you ask? Well, let this edition of Reviews on Rewind show you!

Credits: sixsixty

My Analogue Wishes …Lubitel Love! by sixsixty

This may be one of Lomography’s higher priced cameras, but when you realize how much this camera does and how many formats it offers, it is a true value.

Credits: lisamariesimpson

Lubitel 166+ in Galata by lisamariesimpson

Its mirror is sharply clean, just like its old fellows. You adore what you see. Focusing ease is the most distinctive function for it among the others.

Photos by adam_g2000

Four Years on the Lubitel 166+ by adam_g2000

The closer focusing is one of the reasons I wanted to upgrade. […] This improvement makes a big difference to me, it makes the camera a more flexible tool and once you’ve used it, you don’t want to swap back.

Photos by weihsuan

Lubitel 166+: The Camera That Does Two Formats with Accuracy by weihsuan

The full manual capability of the Lubitel 166+ enables the photographer control to the aperture and shutter speed for the best suitable exposure setting. No more under exposed photos!

Photos by strange_ojisan and yopanic

But if you want a more comprehensive look on this twin-reflex wonder, then you will definitely like this series of reviews by our regular contributor yopanic.

Introduction to the Lubitel 166+ Series
Lubitel 166+ Series #01: Tech Specs – Lens
Lubitel 166+ #02: Tech Specs – Viewfinder
Lubitel 166+ #03: Tech Specs - 35mm Format
Lubitel 166+ Series #04: Tech Specs - Other Features

The Lubitel 166+ is a loving recreation of the Soviet-era classic. Based on a design that dates back over 60 years, this camera is updated with new features like the ability to shoot both 120 and 35mm film. Shoot mind-blowing images with the Lubitel 166+, available in our Online Shop.

written by geegraphy on 2013-03-20 in #reviews #lubitel-166 #medium-format #review #lomography #reviews-on-rewind-series


  1. strange_ojisan
    strange_ojisan ·

    This is a photo I took

  2. yopanic
    yopanic ·

    @strange_ojisan yeah, sorry I forgot to put the "various author" tag in the original article I wrote. Actually I found the image Googling the words "Lubitel 166+", so I didn't know it was yours... I will try to contact the magazine and put the "various author" tag... :)

  3. lisamariesimpson
    lisamariesimpson ·

    aww thanks!

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