Lubitel 166+ - Old Lubitel with Plus Features


Compared to the older models, the new Lubitel166+ has many more features. It became more easy to shoot with her and is a great twin lens camera!

“To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and Bible- black…” (Dylan Thomas, ‘Under Milk Wood’) It is not spring, it is autumn, but Bible- black is my Lubitel, too. It has the same apperatures as Lubitel 166, so we start at 4,5 (a bit wider I guess) for night shots or with one thing in focus and blurry background and end at 22 (for bright sunlight and nearly endless sharpness).

Shutter speeds are from 1/250 over 1/15 to bulb mode, so you can make longtime- exposures (and you can combine all apperatures and settings). Another plus are the cloud- symbols that are added, too, so if you look at the sky and see clouds, you know what setting to take. Another way of knowing that, is the exposure guide on the back of the camera.

Distance- setting starts at (a bit less than) 0,8 meters and end at infinity. You have a hotshoe, so you can use a flash and you can add a cable- release to your Lubitel. For non- shaking shots, you can use your camera with a tripod. What I really like is the new lens- cap. It is not falling down all the time as the old ones…! And I like the leather neck straps, allowing you to carry your Lubitel on your chest, what is good for shooting, cause you have two different ways how to shoot.
1: From the hip. It is a lomo and how to use a lomo? You are right. From the hip. This viewfinder allows you to look through it and when you see a clear image in the display, you can shoot.
2: Have a close look. You have an additional lens you can unfold in the viewfinder, so you have a better look through it, can sharpen the image and shoot.

Your Lubitel166+ allows you not only to take 120- films, with Lubikin- adapter you can shoot 35mm- films, too! There is a 35mm- spool you can insert and a counter on the right side so you know how far you have to forward the film. What is totally new: You can rewind the film inside the camera. Not only 35mm, 120 films, too, so you can make double- exposures on one film by yourself or rewind the film totally to send it over to a double- partner throughout the world. 120 films can be shot 6×6, 6×4,5 or as endless panorama.

The new Lubitel166+ has so many PLUS- features that I really prefer it compared to the older models. I really like shooting 35mm with it and I am curious what new features there will be later on for that camera. But I think you need basic photography knowledge to use her, to have an idea of light, apperature and speed. But what I do if I am unsure: I take a shot with my lca, to see how long it takes with her…

Check out the Lubitel 166+ microsite here+

written by mephisto19 on 2008-10-23 in #reviews #35mm #lubitel #120 #plus


  1. graefin
    graefin ·

    oookay, picture master! wow! So many beautiful ones!!

  2. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    i want one tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  3. graefin
    graefin ·

    oooh and what the fuck is number 90?!? How did you do that?

  4. agrimony
    agrimony ·


  5. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Those Fuji film shots of the cows are brilliant =) Great work!!

  6. laineyrocks
    laineyrocks ·

    i would love to have this camera but at 300 EUR its way out of my price range

  7. yager_a
    yager_a ·

    those shots out on the 'farm', like... the ones out in the country. they are incredible, what sort of film is that?

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