This camera is the most compact camera I have ever used. It's a 35mm camera built by Balda for Voigtlander in 1983. See my photos and review after the jump.
Built in 1983 by Balda, a German Camera Maker based in Dresden, the Vito Balda was built for Voigtlander as it was based on their own camera, the Balda CE 35.
This camera uses LR44 batteries and electronic shutter. Its light meter is placed above the lens. With it’s folding camera design, it’s size is so convenient for shooting even for me. This feature of the Balda made it a compact camera that easily stows away and shoots at any given time.
The max shutter speed is 1/500 with the Color-Voigtar 5.6/38mm lens. It uses a zone focusing system like the Lomo LC-A and the Minox. I think the focusing system is very easy to use. The resulting images are far pleasing to me. The camera produces very sharp and colorful photos. Well, what did I expect? It is a Voigtlander camera after all.
I found this camera on Ebay for around EUR 30-50. If you can score one at a lower price then it’s definitely a steal.
This camera is suitable for street photographers who need speed and a compact-sized camera. I personally recommend this camera to anyone who’s looking for a nice piece of photographic equipment. It’s a great camera!
Who do you think deserves the crown for the best 35mm SLR camera? Canon and Nikon will always be in a two-horse race to the top spot in the consumer to prosumer SLR/DSLR market, having developed reputations as two of the biggest go-to brands. Representing the Canon corner, I can safely say the Canon EOS-1N is by far the best SLR I have ever used.
I prefer being outdoors whenever I go on a vacation at the seaside. For this reason, I always choose to stay at a campsite instead of a hotel. This year, I stayed at a beautiful one in the south of Italy. Here is a series of photos which I received a few days ago from the excellent LomoLab service, taken with my Sprocket Rocket. Have a look after the jump!
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
This article is a tribute to an important street photographer, Edouard Boubat. His pictures are characterized by great poetic touch, strong social sensitivity, and utmost respect for people and places. Inspired by a book which contains Boubat's photos taken in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, I pay homage by showcasing some of my photos taken within the same geographic area.
I have been using the Diana extensively for the past two years. It was actually the camera that got my into film photography (something that I am so grateful for). So I have compiled a list of Diana tips for y’all…
This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
Got scary ideas for Halloween? It's almost here and most of you are probably ready with the spookiest costumes ever! You can't let your spookiest best go by without capturing them, so load up those cameras, snap the terror away and turn it into Halloween fun. While you're at it, pick your best Petzval Halloween photos and join this rumble!