After the Minitar 1's calculations were finished at the world famous GO1-institute by Mr. Tarabukin (the "tar" in Minitar stands for the first three letters of his name) and Ms. Zhukova, they were transferred to the LOMO PLC in order to produce the first prototype pieces.
After the Minitar 1’s calculations were finished at the world famous GO1-institute by Mr. Tarabukin (the “tar” in Minitar stands for the first three letters of his name) and Ms. Zhukova, they were transferred to the LOMOPLC in order to produce the first prototype pieces. As the glass was expensive and difficult to manufacture, it wasn’t suitable for a mass-produced camera like the LOMO LC-A+ . It was the task of LOMO PLC’s own Lev Sakin to improve the construction and make it suitable for fast production in 1984. Since then, the construction of the objective has not changed. Despite the rumours, Professor Radionov, based at the LITMO Institute, was not involved in the Minitar 1’s creation; the only truth is that some calculations were made with a program that he and his team created for the Minsk-32 computers. Today, the Minitar 1 lens is produced by 12 technicians at the original LOMOPLC workshop in St Petersburg, and is also reproduced in China.
Fancy building a camera museum or, well, simply have hundreds of cameras at your disposal? You might want to take a look at this newest camera lot to show up on eBay, which includes 600 cameras by various makers and carries a "Buy It Now" price tag of $34,900.00.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!
What comes to mind when you think of Boston? Maybe it's the Red Sox, or maybe it's Baked Beans? With our newest competition to celebrate the release of the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition, we want to know what Boston means to you. Even if you've never been to Boston — no problem! We want to see your best shots that represent Boston to you!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.