A DIY twin-lens reflex camera (TLR) made of plastics that will truly amaze you for what it can does!
Last month, I was looking for some magazines in a bookstore (Kinokuniya, a Japanese bookstore) and I found this very thick magazine located at the Japanese magazine section. I looked at the magazine front cover and saw a picture of a camera with Japanese description saying ’ 35mm 二眼レフカメラ ’ which means ’ 35mm twin-lens reflex camera ’ Yes! It uses 35mm film :D. I took one and bought it without thinking as it is quite cheap over here (around 38 USD) 大人の科学マガジン (Otona no Kagaku) which means ’ Science Of Adult ’ is the title for this magazine and volume 25 is the one that comes with this TLR. Fixing this camera is fun and easy, you’ll get to experience how a TLR is fix. Shutter part will be abit tricky to fix so you must be very careful :D
What we all know about TLR camera is that we’ve to look down at the viewfinder of the TLR and turn the focus wheel to get your picture in focus so what makes this TLR toy camera so different from the others? For example Blackbird Fly, a TLR toy camera that you can’t see how your subject/object get focus when you turn the focus wheel, unlike Gakkenflex TLR, it allows you to focus your subject/object through your viewfinder using the focus wheel!!!! That’s not all, sometimes it can sometime produce vignetting depending on different weather condition. It also produce pictures with tunnel vision effect.
Prices between these two TLR toy cameras were a very much difference, Blackbird, Fly is about USD138 and Gakkenflex TLR is about USD38, a big difference of USD100! If you can find one in your neighbourhood bookstore, buy it! Because currently they’re gonna stop the production of this small in size and light in weight TLR camera REALSOON!!!
Below are some pictures that I took using the Gakkenflex TLR :DD
When it’s cold outside and the rain is pouring, it can be the perfect time to sit down and build something. Lomography UK has teamed up with Technology Will Save Us, a company that makes build-it-yourself electronic kits, to bring you the perfect DIY Rumble. Get the chance to win a Konstruktor camera and a DIY Instrument Kit. Read on for details on how to enter this fab competition.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
Our Lomographers love their Petzval and, as a result, they have taken it to the most amazing places: gardens full of green, immensely busy cities and breathtaking landscapes. Yet, sometimes, all you need is what you have right at home. Keeping family memories with the Petzval Lens never looked this good, and golfpunkgirl does it well.
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Tomorrow, April 26, marks World Pinhole Photography Day, and what better way to celebrate the occasion by taking your favorite pinhole camera out on an analog adventure? Or if you don't have one yet, you can make one yourself from scratch! Here are five innovative Tipsters from the community for you to peruse.
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He will respectfully ask for a photo session. He does not outline why, and if you are shy, you will wonder what he has seen in you. He greets reluctance with understanding and a resounding yes with an equal amount of enthusiasm. When the day comes, he will treat you like a collaborator. And whenever he talks about the outcome—comely photos of what looks like your most confident self—he will always call you a muse.
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As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
The most incredible lightpainting tool is here! Consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs in a lightweight aluminium housing will color your analogue world in different way! Create and animate different shades and shapes with the Pixelstick!
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy explains how you can find ways to do street photography even if you live in a rural area.