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.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria
Do you know the folk rock trio, The Staves? You will undoubtedly love them with this new competition! On the occasion of the upcoming release of their new album "If I Was" on March 23, we offer you tickets to their concert, vinyl records, and Lomography cameras!
The expansive 6x12 format allows you to capture a vast space that makes for jaw-dropping photos; whether landscape, portrait or anything else you feel like shooting. Wait there’s more; the Belair X 6-12 can also shoot in both square 6x6 and regular 6x9 formats. So whatever shape you’re in, the Belair X 6-12 is ready to match you!