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
Boasting tack-sharp images and dependability with its mechanical features, it’s no wonder that the Vivitar 35ES has quite a fan following. Learn more about this 35mm rangefinder in this installment of Lomopedia.
Dominik regards the Diana F+ as a system camera because of its versatility and wide range of accessories. Find out what else he likes about this dreamy medium format snapper in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Classy, moody photographs in monochrome and with fine grain - what more could you ask for from one of Lomography's very own black and white emulsion for standard 35mm cameras, the Earl Grey? Find out how this film fared among six of our community members in this Reviews on Rewind installment!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
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.
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.
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!
Adi, Ekeu, and I did a lomowalk around downtown Bandung last Saturday, the beginning of November. We planned to use our Lubitel cameras with only one roll of film each. We were inspired by the One Roll of Film Project by four Tokyo-based photographers with their Hasselblad cameras. This is about the one roll of film I shot with the Lubitel 166U, which made me love shooting in medium format even more.