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Oggling For LomoGoggles? Oh No…You’ve Been Fooled!

We are terribly sorry, but even though they are incredibly cool, unfortunately LomoGoggles aren’t in fact a real invention – It’s a cheeky little April Fool’s by us folks at Lomography. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways to take a break from digital and enjoy all the wonders of analogue without these fashionable specs – head past the jump to find out how!

Photo by patorayado

That’s right, we’re afraid to say LomoGoggles weren’t in fact invented by Lomographic scientists but by a team of pranksters here at Lomography for April Fool’s Day! As much as we’d love to see an invention that can hide digital devices, one doesn’t exist right now. But what does exist is a ton of different ways you can take a break from digital whenever you feel like it. Why not try out one of our Analogue Day Activities for some non-digital fun? Then you can show us analogue photos of your activities in the My Analogue Life Photo Contest! Or dare to be different and take a digital break by showing us your craziest analogue adventures in the My Analogue Life Video Contest.

Also in just a couple of weeks’ time on April 12th, we’ll be having huge events celebrating analogue at Film Photography Day across the globe. Check out where the events are happening and join us for the fun!

Analogue Day Site

written by tomas_bates

30 comments

  1. kimpy05

    kimpy05

    Bwahahahaha!!! Happy Fool's Day

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  2. aben7117

    aben7117

    u got me >,<
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  3. xtina70

    xtina70

    haha, i knew it!! Happy Fool's Day :p

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  4. moonofcoffee

    moonofcoffee

    not cool, lomography, not cool...

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  5. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    What is the request for April?

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  6. terenceslh

    ~~bastards~~~catching my breath after running and then this~~i lost my breath again~~haha
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  7. grazie

    grazie

    hehehe

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  8. themadmuggle

    themadmuggle

    Curses! I thought this was real! Lol..!
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  9. sirio174

    sirio174

    fun!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  10. pangmark

    pangmark

    Ha ha, A bit contradictory with the website, smart phone scanner etc!!

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  11. cadigan

    LomoGoggles may be an April Fool's joke, but they would make GREAT sunglasses. Why not make them anyway? It would be a great way for Lomo enthusiasts to recognise each other. Plus, they'd be so much less pricey than Google Glass. At the moment, Google is cherry-picking beta testers, who will pay the princely sum of $1600 for the privilege, plus transportation to Google HQ for training–which is mandatory. They're not allowed to beta test unless they do. <–––––not an April Fool joke. Come on, it would counteract the digital elitism of such a thing, which is utterly tasteless in this economy. But equally important, it would be great fun. and you know it.
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  12. petit-prevost

    petit-prevost

    I send you this mail not wait until my computer disappear
    nice wink ^^

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  13. lomonesia

    lomonesia

    you just trolling me.nice one though ;)

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  14. robotto_dawad

    robotto_dawad

    bwahahahah nice one :)

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  15. roxanneross

    roxanneross

    i knew it :P

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  16. woodysak

    woodysak

    LOL !!!!
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  17. enfyulfur

    enfyulfur

    They look pretty cool though

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  18. flashstalker

    flashstalker

    LoL ^_^

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  19. segata

    segata

    Knew it before I even clicked, amusing idea though

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  20. mariskaviska

    mariskaviska

    i thought it couldn't be real but didn't link it to aprils fool XD

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  21. paulm99

    paulm99

    damn... you trolled me :D

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  22. marcelossaur

    marcelossaur

    awww, now you owe me one!
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  23. eelii

    Haha! Nice joke! :D I thought it was too perfect to be real...

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  24. pora-wshbrn

    pora-wshbrn

    i knew it! trolls hahaha

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  25. hmarines

    hmarines

    OMG, You got me... I thought it was crazy but i really bielived it was true!
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  26. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Make them anyway, colour the lenses deep rose, call them Lomo Beer Goggles, and advertise them as making "Closing Time Girls/Boys, etc." of all species beautiful. Just make the disclaimer that "Results may vary". Be a great product. I bet you could get US$15-20/pair, a real profit center!

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  27. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    BTW... It also occurs to me that you could offer a deep green filter for use with B&W with a similar claim, and you would, in a narrow way, be telling the truth for portraiture. Blemishes are red, and the green filter blocks red light, making a flawless complexion. There is your Lomogoggles. (See photos of Jean Harlow or Clara Bow. They were usually hungover and very flushed.)

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  28. _rizzang

    I knew before I clicked it that this would be a prank, but lomography still got me! Cool idea tho (Y).
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  29. paspal

    paspal

    hahhahahah when I saw my mails, the first thing that I said to myself: "April 1st?! Has it really been that long?!" Thanks to remember the passing of time to me ;) and yes, these googles are so stylish, I want'em! ^_^
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  30. billyb

    billyb

    Damn! I was going to tweak so the GOP (Republican Party, Religious Right and Tea party would disappear! Then I remember I am as a vampire so I am not visible via a mirror!!!!! LOL If only I could :-(
    over 1 year ago · report as spam

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