Happy Birthday Kozyavka (small insect)! With this words my brother gave me this – "Moskva 4".
focal length: 110 millimeters
shutter speeds: from Bulb to 1/250 of a second
Apertures vary: from f/4.5 to f/22
Camera is equipped with Industar 23 lens with focal length of 110 millimeters and utilize a zone-focus system that can adjust from about 1,5 meter to infinity. Has 2 Screw Mounts for tripod in it and shutter speeds can be set from Bulb to 1/250 of a second. Apertures vary from f/4.5 to f/22. It was designed to accept two image formats 6×9 and 6×6. It doesn’t have a cold shoe, but there is a synchronizer for the flash.
“Moskva 4” was manufactured from 1955 till 1958 by KMZ and was produced about 60 000. Easy to carry, because it is a folding and the camera body have a pen (that can be convenient if you suddenly, for whatever reasons, don’t have the coffer for it). The camera also equipped with a lock on re-exposure, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make mistakes.
Images from this camera are obtained by very clear, although more accurately determine. What happens if I say that the images are somewhat similar to the images from “Lubitel”, but still very special camera and images are special. In hands it is something marvelous, like history in your hands . You may reach the time when your grandparents was young and be nostalgic. By the way, just like the “Lubitel”, before shooting remember to press the shutter lever.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
“Let me tell you about my life turning blue”. Those were the first words the guy on the bench said as he sat down beside me whilst I was eating my lunch. Usually, I prefer to eat alone but there was something about this opening sentence which really intrigued me; so I told him “Sure buddy, go ahead. Tell me about your life in blue”.
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.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.