Lomo Lubitel 166B (not 166+) is an old twin lens reflex camera that takes only beautiful medium format (120mm) film. Just shoot from your hip and expect for the unexpected results!
Lomo Lubitel 166B is a wonderful old twin lens reflex camera that is totally mechanical and is made by LOMO in the 1980’s. I acquired mine in a car-boot sale not so long ago; it was my parents who spotted a box they liked the look of, they took a look inside and saw many wonderful things stuffed in such as films, a MASSIVE pneumatic cable release, an old video camera, and other various photographic bits and bobs.
The camera takes 120mm film and gives you the opportunity of 12 frames on which you can expose an image as many times as you please, though unfortunately it doesn’t give you the option of 16.
The camera offers several different ways of framing your shot:
You can un-flip the top and look through the lens without a magnifier (rather difficult to focus this way)
You can do the same as above but WITH a magnifier making it soooo much easier to focus…these first two ways are tricky to get used to because everything is backwards!
or you can fold various bits down and look through a small square to give you an idea of where things are (not through any of the lens so not very accurate and you have to predict the distance for focusing.)
the last, and my most preferred way is to SHOOTFROMTHEHIP!!! My camera strap is just the right length to shoot from my hip!
The focus ranges from 1.4m to infinite.
Shutter speeds range from 1/15 second to1/250 second and also has a B mode.
The aperture goes from F4.5 to F22.
This camera is great fun to use overall. It gives a beautiful vintage tone to your photos. In my opinion, the only disadvantage is its size and weight, though it isn’t too bad as I do quite like a bulky camera. Then, to add to the whole experience, there is no light-meter so you have to predict the shutter speed and aperture.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
It's been a little while since we've shared the latest shots taken with the brand new LC-A 120 with you. But that just means we have a fantastic collection to show you today! Our testers from around the world have been shooting from the hip and with the heart to capture their daily lives with this medium format master. Skip past the jump to spy into some Lomographic lives!
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact and is capable of shooting photos in 3 different sizes: 6x12, 6x9 and 6x6. Equipped with high-quality interchangeable lenses and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots with every roll. It can also take 3 different film formats: 120 film, 35mm and instant film. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
C.S Muncy is a New York City-based freelance photojournalist and a fellow LomoAmigo who tested and reviewed the LomoChrome Turquoise film. The rolls of film were put to good use; the resulting shots were simply stunning.