The Epic Edits $50 Film Camera Competition

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Our friends at the very cool photography blog "Epic Edits":http://blog.epicedits.com/ contacted us recently about a project/competition aimed to show how affordable and exciting film photography can be. Well, that's right up our alley, so we were happy to help out and sponsor the competition with some brand-spankin' new (and $50 and under) "Diana+":http://www.lomography.com/diana cameras. Our other friends at "Ilford":http://www.ilford.com/en/ have also decided to throw in some fresh 120 film to make the competition that much more enticing.

Our friends at the very cool photography blog Epic Edits contacted us recently about a project/competition aimed to show how affordable and exciting film photography can be. Well, that’s right up our alley, so we were happy to help out and sponsor the competition with some brand-spankin’ new (and $50 and under) Diana+ cameras. Our other friends at Ilford have also decided to throw in some fresh 120 film to make the competition that much more enticing.

Get all the info you need right here!

Here’s the lowdown:

1. Find a Film Camera for Under $50

2. Shoot Some Film With Your New Camera!

3. Write a Review of Your Camera

4. Publish a Photo of Your Camera

5. Publish an Entire Roll of Photos

6. Submit Your Link Here

7. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

written by ouroborosx on 2008-08-11 in #news #blog #ilford #epic-edits #diana #competition

21 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    wow
    cool competition
    i love august
    it is rumble- month
    great i have time

    what if i bought a high-class-cam for under $50?!?!? would that be okay, too?

  2. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    i'm in! bought my elikon 535 at a flea market for a mere $5. can i use the same write-up i submitted here for the camera review?

  3. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    yes and yes... as long as you got the camera for $50 and under it is fine... and you can submit the same review if you wish, or change it up... i guess it depends on if you still feel the same way about your camera, or if your feelings have changed... ;)

  4. graefin
    graefin ·

    Great idea!!! And I already know which camera to pick
    !

  5. g_ray
    g_ray ·

    I got the HOLGA 35MM (NOT BLACK CORNER) but I forgot how much I bought it from the lomography shop.

  6. dogtanian
    dogtanian ·

    im from the uk so im guessing we have to have a camera under around the £25 mark!
    im not sure whether to use my Praktica LTL or i have a Pentax auto 110 which would be quite cool to use!
    this should be a fun one!

  7. alexandraruby
    alexandraruby ·

    Ahh im unimaginably excited about this, i think i've got just the thing... providing its well and working that is :/

  8. revamp
    revamp ·

    can it be an old vintage cam? i mean, like ebay style purchase?

  9. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    @ revamp: indeed it can... any FILM camera that you bought for under $50... it doesn't need to be a Lomography camera, just a FILM camera that works and that you can post a complete roll of film from... pretty cool, huh? :)

  10. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Yeahyeahyeah! And: Oh my god, I love that pictures with all the Dianas!!! I will get mine tomorrow or so! Excited I am! Hmm, I once got an LC-A for 35 Euros...

  11. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Uum, that single singular shot of all the Dianas, I mean.

  12. drgonzo900
    drgonzo900 ·

    yes...this sounds fun. i can't wait to go shopping.

  13. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    exciting!!! I recently got a yashica gsn for $40 on ebay, it's beautiful :)

  14. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Can I post more than one (1) cam/review?

    I bought a bunch of cameras in Ukraine this summer (Kiev 4A, BeLomo Vilia, Kiev 30M, Zenith ET) all for less than $30 each...

    This is an exciting contest =)

  15. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    where are am i going to publish? had bought a $50 dollar less camera, had fun shooting with it, and have now tons of photos to post. the problem is: where?

  16. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    click on the link above and go to the epic edits page that describes exactly how to submit... basically, you're going to have to upload your photos somewhere on the net and then submit to them a link... perhaps make an album on your lomohome, then link them to the album?
    :)

  17. clairethomey
    clairethomey ·

    Awesome!!!! I have a ton of cameras that I got for under $50! I guess that "antique film camera" obsession is going to pay off!

  18. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    just sent mine...

  19. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    just finished doing my entry, which is a blog dedicated to my camera. click here to read it: elikon535.blogspot.com

    all the best to everyone!

  20. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    Does anyone know if my pictures count if i put 35mm through a medium format camera??

    as i bought a lovely camera for £1.50 (1.8 euros - 2.8 USD) a 1953 Franka Solida afaik!

  21. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    My review was selected by one of the judges as a winner! :)
    Voting is still open for People's Choice...

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