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Viewing the Special Vivitar UW&S

Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim is a great plastic toy camera. A lightweight and travel-friendly camera, it can take awesome shots of your favorite locations!

I know you’ve heard this wonderful camera. It’s gray in color, sports a lightweight, plastic body, snaps a possible 1/125th shutter speed, with an f/11 aperture, eating up 35mm films. Every time I look at it, the camera reminds me of a walkman player.

The camera is installed with a plastic lens in the front. The UWS stands for Ultra Wide & Slim; it can take awesome pictures with its 22mm focal length. Very wide, you say? Of course! It is a simple machine that takes up fantastic photos in cross-processed, color negative and black and white films. The con part about this camera is that you cannot take this indoors or shoot during night time because of its fixed aperture. There are some who can modify their precious Vivitar by adding a bulb mode in it.

But never cease! This camera, this precious little gem, this wonderful “poor man’s LC-A” can radically take great photos under sunlight. Look, if you shoot this baby anywhere, because of its wide angle lens, it produces lovely vignetted photos. Practically, almost all of the shots in your roll can be produced with vignettes — those dark areas you can find in the corner of your photos.

You can practically buy this camera just anywhere (or in Lomography.com Shop). Because it looks plastic, you can carry this little baby everywhere. A perfect companion for your travel.

*Quick tip: when shooting, avoid your fingers to swarm over the front of your camera. This baby can even take them and can produce frowning results in your photos. Enjoy looking at some of my pictures! Also, some of the pictures included are from my hacked UWS with a bulb mode. I will try to put up a review about this in the future. :-)

written by ethermoon


  1. fash_on


    cool night shots :)

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  2. superlighter


    and while you shot beware to take your fingers far from the lens... :)

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  3. lomoloque


    how did you do bulb mode and mx with uws....i want to know....btw the photo is awesome

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  4. ethermoon


    I'll try to make a review about it. :-)

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