Another camera that hailed from Dresden, Germany, the Reflex-Korelle was among the earliest 6x6cm SLR cameras. Find out more about this medium format SLR camera in this installment of Lomopedia!
Released in 1935 by Franz Kochmann Fabrik Photographischer Apparate (later renamed to Korelle-Werk G. H. Brandtmann) in Dresden, Germany, the Reflex-Korelle was the company’s first major commercial success and among the earliest 120 film SLR cameras producing 6×6 photos. Many camera historians and collectors also note that despite its very simple construction, it’s held together by small machine screws instead of rivets and pins. In theory, this makes them easy to disassemble and repair if the screws are kept from rusting.
The Reflex-Korelle has a cloth focal plane shutter with horizontally running curtains, a fixed waist-level viewfinder (with magnifier), and a fine thread 41mm lens mount. Shutter speeds first ranged from 1/10 to 1/1000, but later models were equipped with B 1/25 1/50 1/75 1/100 1/200 and 1/500 speeds. It accommodated interchangeable lenses but came with a manual Schneider Kreuznach Radionar f/2.9 7.5cm lens by default.
Film: 120 6×6cm,
Exposures: 12 exposures
Focusing: Lend helicoid
Finder:SLR mate screen with magnifier and frame finder
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
Having the distinction of being the world's first 6x12 auto-exposure medium format camera, the Belair X 6-12 combines professional grade photography with ease of use. In this week's installment, we list down a few ways you can improve your photography with it.
Popular German photography magazine FOTO HITS' focus in its December issue was medium format photography. In line with this, five lucky Lomographers with the best square photos have been selected to win annual FOTO HITS subscriptions. Find out if you are among the lucky winners.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested in knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
A year and a few months since it was introduced, the Lomo LC-A 120 continues its exciting journey around the world—from busy streets to scenic far-flung places and everywhere else in between. Here are just some of the many places and faces encountered by this trusty, compact medium format camera (and their adventurous owners, of course!) in recent months, in photographs.
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.
Perhaps you already know this young and beautiful woman? Yes, you’re right: she was one of our previous LomoAmigos! This time around, Diane Sagnier tried the Petzval Art Lens with her analog Nikon camera. Let’s find out more about her work in this exclusive interview!
Stephen Dowling is no stranger to the LC-A 120 camera; he has brought it on trips to Brighton, Malta and most recently, on a holiday in Istanbul. In this feature, Stephen talks about his experience shooting with this medium format camera around the markets and mosques of one of Turkey's most colourful and vibrant cities.
According to our latest LomoAmigos Berlin Sessions, there is one camera this summer which you always carry with you - our beloved Lomo'Instant! The camera is accompanying the crew of the Berlin-based video magazine on their acoustics sessions all over the city and on the hippest festivals in Germany. Learn more about Berlin Sessions and their Lomo'Instant festival tour in this exclusive interview!
A recent lunchtime break turned into a big analogue adventure when I took the Lomo'Instant camera out with the Splitzer and captured a gloriously sunny day in the heart of Soho, London. I learned a couple of great tips about shooting with this new accessory. Read on to find out more.
For Patrice Baunov, film photography is an "intimate medium that shows the interaction between the photographer and his surroundings during a specific moment." In this interview, our well-rounded newcomer from Berlin, Germany talks about his wide range of interests and how he applies Lomography's "Don't think just shoot" attitude on his photography and daily life.