This time, I want to introduce my favorite camera, the Cosina CX-2. Why does it looks like the LOMO LC-A? Sure, because it is LOMO LC-A's father. Someone said the design of LOMO LC-A was derived from the Cosina CX-2.
The full set included camera, flash, motor drive, diving shell—what a superb set. It’s real hard to collect them all. Cosina CX-2 and the LOMO LC-A * look very similar outside, the main different is Cosina CS-2’s special “turn-a-round open” lens cap. Besides, the Cosina CX-2 has a built-in self-timer, the lens is 35mm f/2.8. All the other features are just the same as the LOMO LC-A. Certainly, the design and material of the Cosina CX-2 are much stronger than the LOMO LC-A. We all know the made in Russia LOMO LC-A was hard to compare with made in Japan cameras back then.
My Cosina CX-2 was a surprise win from an auction. Not in mint condition, but gave me huge surprise on the first roll because it produced random light leaks. I don’t know what’s the problem for light leaks, but this made the shots very dramatic and unexpected. I find the results from light leaks much more gorgeous than cross-processing. I’m in love with the unpredictable light leaks from my special Cosina CX-2
Cosina CX-2 Technical Specifications:
Film Format:: 35mm film
Lens: Cosinon 35 mm f/2,8 (5 elements, 5 groups)
Focusing Range: 0.9m to infinity
Exposure meter:: CdS cell
Shutter Speeds: 1/500 to more than 2 seconds
EV Range: EV 2 (f/2,8 at 2 sec.) to EV 17 (f/16 at 1/500 sec.) with ISO 100 film
Film Speed Range: ISO 25 (DIN 15) to ISO 400 (DIN 27)
Focusing System: Zone focus
Flash Synchronization: Hot shoe contacts, “X” sync. 1/45 sec. f/2,8~16
Self-Timer: 8 sec. delay
Battery: Two 1,5 volt silver oxide SR44
Size: 103 × 66 × 42.5 mm
Weight: 225 g
* The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!
When I held the Lomo LC-A 120 in my hands for the first time, I immediately noticed its good feel and beautiful design. The LC-A 120 obviously, is truly, related to the queen of all Lomo cameras, the LC-A.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!
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.
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.