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Lubitel Love From Waist Level Chapter 20: Lubitel Models, Lubitel “Amateur”

The name “Lubitel” roughly translates to “Amateur”- the type of person who would have been a seriously lucky goose to have one of these appear under the Christmas tree.

Lubitel “Amateur”
Produced 1949-1956 / Over one million units
Central shutter “ZT-5”: 1/10 – 1/200s
T22 75/4.5 taking lens (coated), 60/2.8 viewing lens

The successor to the Komsomolets has one major innovation – as inspired by the 1938 Voightlander Brilliant – a coupled gearing to connect the taking and viewing lenses, allowing each to be focused in sync. Its shutter had a larger range of speeds, and its taking lens both opened up to a nice n’ bright f/2.8 and had a wider angle of view. The name Lubitel roughly translates to “Amateur”- the type of person who would have been a seriously lucky goose to have one of these appear under the Christmas tree. Like the Komsomolets, it was produced in Bake-lite. And just for kicks – a Chinese copy of this original Lubitel emerged in 1961 under the mysteriously hilarious name, “Changle.”

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written by ungrumpy

1 comment

  1. saidseni

    saidseni

    Yeah, that's "my" Lubitel on the picture, the 1st, is hard to see it around here! And that's why my bio is "I'm a little lubitel" ;) Lomo on!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam

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