Jokingly known as the great lens with a horrible rear lens cap, this camera delivers very nicely!
So I decided to get the Fed 5B and took a gamble on eBay. One of the things that attracted to me was the fact that it uses a Leica Thread Mount. Technically, I can put on a Summicron (if I can afford it one day) but I’d probably get a Leica body as well. Anyway, the camera arrived and it came in a nice carrying case. I learned that it’s for good reasons. Although I do have a nitpick with this camera, they decided not to include strap lugs. I think the strap lugs are necessary since this camera is quite heavy.
The body showed its fair share of wear but still looks sturdy and is definitely tough looking. I’d bet if I were to drop it, I wouldn’t have to bother checking for any parts falling off (except many scratches on the lens.)
Loading is a bit of a hassle – you have to remove the whole back (like the Diana) so that makes street photography a bit time consuming. The timer works great and the lens is excellent. The lack of a light meter does knock a point off for the Fed5 but it’s not a deal breaker for me. Being a manual camera, you will learn a lot about photography and not just simply taking snapshots with the Fed5. Overall, the camera is solidly built, it has nice features and produces quite interesting results and effects. It’s a great purchase.
P.S. I almost forgot. Always remember to cock the shutter before changing the shutter speed!
The best thing about working for Lomography is having first access to new products. Imagine everyone's excitement when the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens 2.8/32M was delivered to the headquarters in Vienna, where members of the Lomography team took turns testing this tiny yet powerful optic on various cameras. Meanwhile, Tom Bates from Marketing teased out the idyllic and colorful possibilities of shooting with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 lens on a trip to the UK countryside.
Who says that instant cameras can't deliver stunning results? The Lomo'Instant Wide's close-up lens gives you great focus. It's perfect for capturing tranquil scenes and eye-catching textures with great detail and sharpness!
Not long after Joseph Petzval's move to Vienna in 1837, he joined the race to create a faster camera lens. He succeeded in 1840 with what became known as the Petzval Lens. Let's take a step back and look more closely at the development of this ground-breaking lens.
In the first part of my Lomo'Instant Wide Review I already showed pictures you can take with the standard 90mm lens, the wide angle lens, the close-up lens, the splitzer and the remote control. But with all the other extras this camera can do so much more!
This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.
Lomography welcomes another classic gear to its Art Lens lineup. The rebooted Jupiter 3+ is now compatible with mirrorless digital cameras, all Leica L39, and Leica M mount range-finders. Get expert focusing or some bokeh furnishes—let your mood take you. As for the technical nitty-gritty, a comprehensive microsite awaits.
In this installment of My First Lomo Affair, artist and photographer Courtney Christiansen, known in the community as cmart, recalls his first adventure with the Oktomat and how it encouraged him to stretch the limits of his creativity and embrace the experimental aspect of film photography.
Coco Alexander is a well accomplished and well known photographer based in New York City. As a LomoAmigo, she has shot on several cameras, including the Petzval 85 Lens. This time round, Coco took Lomography's new Petzval Lens 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens for a spin.
Sira Pocovi, better known in the Lomography community as sirapocovi, is a London-based camera trainee who assists camera crews on film sets. It's no surprise, then, that she's so smitten with the LomoKino! Here, Pocovi opens up on her experiences filming with this camera as well as her project, Lomokovi Films.
Packed with many features that allow ample room for creativity and deliver superb results, the LC-Wide is indeed a lomographic powerhouse. Here are a handful of ways to boost your photography with this camera!