Some years ago we received a promotional CD-ROM of the LOMO PLC factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. Along with a lot of interesting facts about the history of this esteemed factory we've discovered one true gem: the Lomo Song.
We love this for all its combined random elements: an Enya-esque intro evoking meditation soundtracks, crystal clear children choirs, an 80s snare drum that seems to be out of rhythm half the time and a kind of lost 8-bit guitar solo at around 3:10 that sounds like played on a small midi keyboard. And still the song works phantastic!
The New Petzval Lens 85 continues to captivate the hearts of many photographers from its debut a couple of years back. A perfect balance between form and function, this lens closely mimics the look of the legendary Petzval lens of the 19th century and delivers eye-catching images with its signature tack sharp center and swirly bokeh background. Many photographers from both outside and inside the Lomography community have raved about the New Petzval 85. In this recap, we look back at four community-written reviews.