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.
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!
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.
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)
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!
Daniela admits that she's still a newbie when it comes to photography but the positive feedback she's receiving from the community motivates her to push harder and shoot more. Let's get to know more about this dedicated lomographer from Stuttgart, Germany, fraumuellerdenktnach!
Think the Belair X 6-12 medium-format camera is only limited to snapping square shots? Nope! It also gives you the option to shoot other photo formats, such as 6x12. We compiled some of the most impressive photos in this format for your inspiration!