I'm a Lomo lover who always had a problem with the price. It is true that digital cameras are expensive, but in the long term they become very cheap, since you don't need to buy film or develop it. Nowadays, this is not a problem anymore. Get to know what I think about the Recesky TLR camera after the jump!
It is also true that we can find Lomo cameras not that expensive, but I wanted something really cheap because the sight of films and development scared me a little bit. Not knowing if something nice would come out of it, and having to pay for that uncertainty wasn’t something I was keen on. Yes, I know Lomography is all about that. But I wanted to be positively surprised, after seeing all the amazing photos we can see here. I tried for a long time to find a camera that could be at the same time cheap and have all the fun Lomo cameras have.
So I kept looking for that cheap camera that could give me all I wanted while falling more in love each day with Lomography and the community. One day, while reading some articles, I stepped upon the Recesky TLR review and decided to give it a try. How fun could it be to do it myself?
The camera was being sold in eBay for a very cheap price, so even if I wasn’t going to be able to do it myself, it wouldn’t be such a loss. What happened was completely different! I got the camera in one week and assembled it quite easly with all the pictures and instructions.
I went out shooting the next day, and took the film (Fuji superia 200) to a very professional and not very expensive photolab in Paris. The results were incredible.
The camera doesn’t have many features, not even the long exposure mode or the “cloudy sky” mode. And though the reviews I read said otherwise, it has a really nice focus as you can see from my results. I adore the blurry edges and the way you look upon it and not through a little hole to shoot.
It’s all class!
I definitely recommend this camera to those who want to start the Lomo path. Assemble it, enjoy it, love it!!!