There is a reason that the new Lomographic camera, the Lubitel 166+, has that "+" at the end. Keeping all the features and design that made its forefathers stars, this recreation can do some pretty amazing things:
There is a reason that the new Lomographic camera, the Lubitel 166+, has that “+” at the end. Keeping all the features and design that made its forefathers stars, this recreation can do some pretty amazing things:
As detailed in the Film Formats section, you can easily convert your Lubitel+ into a 35mm machine with the included “Lubikin” set – allowing you to snap vertical panoramic images with exposed sprocket holes. Oh yes!
Endless Panorama Format
Just like with the Diana F+, you can shoot an endless stream of images with no space between frames – thereby crafting a uniquely analog panoramic image which can stress the entire length of your film!
The Lubitel+’s viewfinder glass is perfectly flat ground glass and covers 100% of the image. The original viewfinder used curved glass, was a bit tough to see in any angle other than head-on, and only covered 80% of the image.
The Lubitel+ lens focuses to 0.8m, while the classic Lubitel lens only focused to 1.4m. This means stronger and more intense portraits and close-up shots!
Zone Focus (just like the LC-A+!)
The Lubitel+ features a easy zone focus mode which snaps to the familiar LC-A+ distance settings of 0.8m, 1.5m, 3m, and infinity (allowing you to truly “be fast”).
On-Camera Exposure Guides
Setting the manual exposure of the Lubitel just got a lot easier with the help of two handy exposure guides (one aperture-priority, one shutter-priority) printed right onto your camera.
Sync any standard hotshoe flash – including the Colorsplash flash or Diana Flash – perfectly with your camera.
Rewind your 120 rolls
With the Lubitel+, you can rewind your film before the end of the roll. This allows you to trade film rolls with a mate rewind to a past frame and shoot on it again. This is one of the only medium format cameras in the world that can do this!
Interchangeable back and Viewfinder
Consider these a little “investment in the future.” The camera back can be removed – which will come in handy for some top-secret interchangeable backs coming down the pipeline. Likewise, the waist-level viewfinder can be removed so that a different style of viewfinder – or another focusing glass – can be put in its place. Stay tuned, as these two features will shortly become invaluable extensions of your Lubitel+’s abilities!