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Lubitel Love From Waist Level Chapter 27: The Lubitel +

As we daydreamed of breathing new life into our most beloved classic cameras, the Lubitel was always the unreachable ultimate goal. We’ve shot tons of Luibtel images over this time, and we were infatuated with the “Lubitel style” - slow, romantic, humorous, straight, intense, atmospheric, centered, focused, strange, light, silent, surprising, passionate, and amateurish in the best sense of the word! And so, we - the Lomographic Society - with your support and hyperactive energy, have dared to approach his highness - the untouchable Lubitel!

Labor of Love

Okay, we’ve used quite a bit of love clichés in this book. But this one really fits. Engineering the Lubitel+ was a true and honest-to-God “labor of love.” Given our unconditional love of the Lomo LC-A, we’ve been well acquainted with the Lubitel for years. As we daydreamed of breathing new life into our most beloved classic cameras, the Lubitel was always the unreachable ultimate goal. We’ve shot tons of Luibtel images over this time, and we were infatuated with the “Lubitel style” – slow, romantic, humorous, straight, intense, atmospheric, centered, focused, strange, light, silent, surprising, passionate, and amateurish in the best sense of the word!

And so, we – the Lomographic Society – with your support and hyperactive energy, have dared to approach his highness – the untouchable Lubitel! From our research – both online and offline – the Lubitel was the most beloved out-of-production camera for the International Community of Lomographers. We were compelled to step up and bring this twin-lens beauty back to life!

As usual, our first resource was the Lomographic Community. As Lubitel devotees for countless years, we had a few “pet peeves” that we wanted to change. However, our experience with the camera was dwarfed by the years and decades of Lubitel shooting that our Community lays claim to. We asked some of the fines and most accomplished Lubitel photographers for their “wish lists.” We added our personal desires to these of our community – got a reality check and a “hell no” on some things from our hardworking engineers – and proceeded to craft a re-built Lubitel that retains all the well-loved classic features and adds in a slew of improvements and innovations. After many late nights, many plane flights, and many pots of strong coffee – our Lubitel+ became a reality. And we hope that you agree – it was worth the effort!

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