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The Lubitel+ Lomography Experience

We’ve been well acquainted with the LOMO Lubitel twin lens reflex camera for decades, and often daydreamed of breathing new life into this Soviet-era, medium format beauty. When our research revealed the Lubitel to be the most beloved out-of-production camera for the international community of Lomographers, we felt compelled to step up and bring this icon back to life!

We’ve been well acquainted with the LOMO Lubitel twin lens reflex camera for decades, and often daydreamed of breathing new life into this Soviet-era, medium format beauty. When our research revealed the Lubitel to be the most beloved out-of-production camera for the international community of Lomographers, we felt compelled to step up and bring this icon back to life!

But what makes Lubitel+ Lomography so unique?

http://www.lomography.com/lubitel166+/

Top Down and Personal – A Truly Analogue Experience Awaits!

Whether you’re a twin-lens veteran or completely new to the manual thing, the Lubitel+ will take your hand and guide to you image possibilities that you’ve never known before and an authentic analogue experience! Let us show you how…

The Lubitel+ Look

The Lubitel+ produces pro-image quality, sharp, contrasty, colourful, and soulful images thanks to its unique lens. Like the original, the Lubitel+ features a multicoated glass lens that delivers these famous effects. Crisp, artistic and painted with light, Lubitel+ images are sometimes surprising and often delicately vignetted around the edges. They have their very own look and special character. The Lubitel is the older brother of the Lomo LC-A , so it is not surprising that the images may feel similar to you.

The Perfect Partner

The first Golden Rule of Lomography instructs you to take your camera everywhere – so it’s just as well the Lubitel+ is perfect company. So light-weight, compact and portable that it won’t be long until your Lubitel+ feels like an extension of you! As one of the last remaining medium format cameras of its kind in production – the Lubitel is very good value! Especially when compared to others of similar quality and specification – you cannot find another new, fully warranted camera in its league for the same price.

Thoughtful

Trigger happy shooting simply won’t hit the spot. To achieve the atmospheric, bewitching and passionate Lubitel+ effect – take your time. Fully manual controls mean you must slow everything down and give your shooting some careful consideration. Two built-in exposure guides tell you the appropriate shutter & aperture setting for any light situation. Choose your own technique for each shot: slow shutter speeds for blurry subjects or fast ones to freeze action.

Intimate

The top-down way of capturing leaves no chance to hide behind your camera. When holding the camera close to your chest and peering down into the viewfinder – an intimacy between you and the camera, and the way you see the world is created. This intimacy translates into being twice as close to your subject, and twice as close to capturing your lust for life in all the tones, colours and moods you experience it.

The result: You can see the analogue nature of each image, the thought of the Lomographer behind every situation, the grand history of this long-standing camera and – and most importantly – the never ending world of unexpected effects and creative surprises.

Lomo Lubitel 166+ Features

  • Shoot richly detailed square and rectangular medium format (120) images
  • NEW: Shoot images on 35mm film in a radically unique format: panoramic portraits where the image exposes the entire film – including the sprocket holes!
  • NEW: Shoot “endless panorama” images on 120 film, in which there is no space between frames
  • Hold the camera at waist level and look down into the viewfinder to compose your image.
  • NEW: The Lubitel+’s milky viewfinder glass is perfectly flat and a pleasure to use. The original viewfinder used curved glass and was a bit tough to see in different light conditions.
  • The bright colours, bold contrast, and exceptional sharpness of the original coated glass Lubitel lens have all been faithfully reproduced in the new Lubitel+ lens.
  • NEW: the Lubitel+ lens focuses to 0.8m, while the classic Lubitel lens only focused to 1.4m. This means stronger and more intense portraits and close-up shots!
  • NEW: You can precisely focus your Lubitel+ via the waist-level viewfinder or use the quick and easy “zone focus” settings of 0.8m, 1.5m, 3m, and infinity – just like the famous Lomo LC-A+ camera!
  • NEW: A standard flash hotshoe allows you to easily sync an electronic flash to the Lubitel+
  • The Lubitel+’s body is cast in lightweight plastic, allowing you to carry it everywhere as a daily companion, without straining your neck!

Packages

  • Buy the Lubitel+ (incl. Lubikin 35mm conversion kit) and get 6 free rolls of Redscale film and 6 free rolls of Lomography B&W!

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  • Lubitel Strobe Film Package
    Lubitel + holgon strobe flash + kodak Portra 160 NC

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written by lucasjakobsson

8 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Just received mine...I'm so happy, can't wait to use it! :))

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i really like the new functions
    great camera

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  3. graefin

    graefin

    chose the Horizon, sorry Liad ;)
    But the Lubitel+ comes next. I already fell in love with it.

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  4. anelfandhiszippo

    anelfandhiszippo

    I had a square party today in the 166+, tomorrow it is 35 mm party =)

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  5. ferro_ud

    ehi the last one is one of my pics :)
    thank you

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  6. agrimony

    agrimony

    i want one too!

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  7. xevi

    WOW! I'm glad to see some of my pics have been used to decorate your Lubitel microsite and ad (the b&w portrait of my wife that illustrates the "Thoughtful" part is one of my favourite!!!). Thanks, you guys at Lomography! PS: Btw, any Lubi book in the future? And what about that famous LCA book? ;-D
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  8. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    i asked my granny's best friend who is russian about Lubitel, and what the word means. First she told me: Lubitel means like "darling". So I told her that I'd read that it means like amateur and I told her bout the camera. Ahaa, she said. Yes in that case it means like someone that photographs birds and trees and anything you see, just to keep the pictures for yourself and not to get famous. Just random pictures. It was very interesting to hear her say that.

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