Tag: deadstock

  • The Vilia and Me, a Deadstock Tragedy

    written by krabbpojken on 2008-09-14 in #reviews
    The Vilia and Me, a Deadstock Tragedy

    I had longed for something like the Vilia for a long time, manual controls,wickedly sharp and contrasty lens and a design that reeks of the long gone regime we all know as the Soviet Union. However, after receiving the camera itself I realized everything isn´t how you picture it to be, and getting there takes effort. Learning to know the camera is half the fun, but this was something else, this was like trying to get to know a deaf Chinese. And I don´t even speak Chinese.

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  • The LOMO Smena Symbol

    written by rose_screw_selavy on 2010-04-15 in #reviews
    The LOMO Smena Symbol

    An odd but pleasing combination of fully manual controls and small size which was manufactured in the USSR

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  • High Speed X-Pro

    written by cyan-shine on 2011-01-30 in #reviews
    High Speed X-Pro

    Fuji Provia 1600. Unique high-speed slide film. Cross it. Nuff said.

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  • Film Review of the Week

    written by cruzron on 2009-12-26 in #reviews
    Film Review of the Week

    Left your films out in the car with the sun shining on full blast? Don't fret as a pleasant surprise may be in store for you!

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  • Deadstock Tale by grimbyname: Smena Symbol

    written by pan_dre on 2008-09-16 in #news
    Deadstock Tale by grimbyname: Smena Symbol

    In the summer of 2006, while doing a bit of mindless web wandering, I discovered the weird and wonderful community of film-addicted lomographers, and wanted to join in. Looking through the homes and shop, while waiting for a Fisheye 2 to arrive, it didn't take me long to discover that I already possessed a bona-fide lomographic Russian deadstock tool, a Symbol bought for me by my father in the early eighties. He was a keen amateur photographer, owning both Zenit and Praktica SLRs, a Zorki 4K rangefinder, all with a variety of lenses, and his own black and white darkroom kit too. For some reason he'd decided to buy a Symbol each for me and my mother, most probably because they were cheap, about £8 if I remember correctly. I already had a Fed 4 (a 'proper' camera with coupled rangefinder and built-in light meter) that my parents had bought me for being a smart lad for passing my 11-plus exam for the grammar school, so the Symbol, UK branded as Cosmic rather than Smena, saw little use, and I don't even know if any pics remain from its early days. Smena means 'Young Generation', which is when I first became acquainted with the Symbol. Cosmic sounds rather fantastical, spacey even, or perhaps an exclamation from a zoned-out hippy. No matter, I'm not afraid to admit to having been all those things at one time or another. And the photographic evidence of much of that is hopefully locked in a secure vault somewhere. Anyway, I digress.

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  • Painting the Town Red: Lomography Redscale (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review

    written by stitch on 2010-05-04 in #reviews
    Painting the Town Red: Lomography Redscale (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review

    A review based on my first roll of Lomography Redscale film. I've done DIY redscaling before but was not satisfied with the results so I tried to use LSI's film for benchmarking. I'm happy I did.

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  • CHINON 35 F-A: Japanese Deadstock FTW !

    written by cyan-shine on 2009-09-13 in #reviews
    CHINON 35 F-A: Japanese Deadstock FTW !

    Komrades, do not think I have turned my back upon our beloved Soviet optical systems. However, it was Fate that led me to be mesmerized by this oriental beauty!

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  • Lomography's Russian Scientist examines the Zenit E

    written by pan_dre on 2009-05-27 in #news
    Lomography's Russian Scientist examines the Zenit E

    Our very own Russian scientist puts the Zenit E to the test!

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  • Lomography's Russian Scientist Examines the Lomo 135

    written by pan_dre on 2009-05-27 in #news
    Lomography's Russian Scientist Examines the Lomo 135

    Our very own Russian scientist examines an analog masterpiece - the Lomo 135

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  • Smitten with Smena

    written by shhquiet on 2009-05-05 in #news
    Smitten with Smena

    These authentic Russian plastic deadstock beauties yield amazing contrast, remarkable sharpness, and rich colours that will definitely win you over!

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  • Lomography's Russian Scientist Experiments with the Zenit C

    written by shhquiet on 2009-07-15 in #news
    Lomography's Russian Scientist Experiments with the Zenit C

    Lomography's Mad Russian Scientist is back, armed with his Russian Deadstock cameras and ever-ready to take charge with his experiments - all in the name of analogue triumph!

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  • Mad Russian Scientist

    written by lucasjakobsson on 2009-05-27 in #news
    Mad Russian Scientist

    We went down to our dungeons and discovered a number of Russian Deadstock cameras! Now what is a scientist to do?

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  • Lomography's Russian Scientist examines the Fed 5

    written by pan_dre on 2009-05-27 in #news
    Lomography's Russian Scientist examines the Fed 5

    Lomography's very own analog scientist with another test run!

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  • Wanted: Russian Deadstock Stories

    written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-09-09 in #news
    Wanted: Russian Deadstock Stories

    You have used them over the years, night and day taking them everywhere you go. Now tell us all about it!

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  • The Zenit E

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #reviews
    The Zenit E

    The very best thing about the Zenit E can be summed up in one word – Versatility – well, that or weight (and either way get your head out of the gutter boys). So it is heavy as heck, which is great for urban exploring as you can use it as a pretty bitchin weapon if the need arises. Aside from that it has all the bells and whistles, as much as any old Russian has bells and whistles. Aperture setting, B setting, shutter speed, manual focus but the best thing is that the SLR lets you look at your picture as you take it, like a 1970s digital almost, what you see is what you are gonna get, except in 1-2 weeks instead of 1-2 seconds, anyways I digress. As you can see with my gallery this allows you to get the macro distance correct every time for sharp close-ups, oh thank the lord! Works well with black and white, slide, redscale, or just your standard color 35mm. You can also work it for a crisp overall look or get super wacky field of vision with the blurry back and the sharp central image. You can even go ahead and throw on the Holga filters for fun, do what you do, the Zenit E allows you.

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  • Zenit 11 gallery - Balos, Greece

    written by pan_dre on 2008-09-16 in #news
    Zenit 11 gallery - Balos, Greece

    My favourite camera breaking into in pieces right before my trip to Balos, Greece could have turned into a complete photo-disaster but, lucky me, I ended up giving my Zenit 11 SLR a go.

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  • Smena 8M

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 in #reviews
    Smena 8M

    The Smena 8M is a b-e-a-utiful piece of Russian deadstock. With a contrasty and saturated lens, dead-easy manual controls, and a look that says, “I AM RUSSIAN, I AM AWESOME” – with a fleeting glance at the bottom of the lens barrel – “I WAS MADE IN THE USSR!”, this babe is a hot one, but she’s pretty useful as well. The Smena can be used in two ways. Just as the manual illustrates, you can set it up in what I call my “snapshot mode” where the aperture is 16, the shutter corresponds to those little diagrams, and the depth of field is set perfectly so I have everywhere from one meter to infinity in crystal clear, saturated, contrasty view. However, with a fiddle of the aperture, and an attitude that says, “Screw you, little diagrams, I can take the REAL numbers!” –heck, I just peer aside the camera and there they are – the Smena has a whole new, creative potential. And of course, with its dead simplicity, the Smena is easily modifiable with awesome behind the lens “masks”, the sensational lens is PERFECT for x-pro, and a “re-cockable” shutter makes for insane multiple exposures.

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  • Lomopedia: Smena Symbol

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-09 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Smena Symbol

    Sought after by lomographers, camera collectors, and generations of film photographers to this day, the Lomo Smena Symbol is noted for being a lightweight camera that offers robust controls and takes photos with saturated colors.

  • Lomo Smena Symbol: Symbolic!

    written by cyan-shine on 2012-08-07 in #reviews
    Lomo Smena Symbol: Symbolic!

    The Lomo Smena Symbol is an iconic (pun intended) camera. An evolution of the Lomo Smena 8m, it is a perfect camera for novices and carefree lomogurus as well. Its T-43 40mm Triplet lens produces images that have that awesome 70s look.

  • An Analogue Winter with Russian Gems!

    written by shhquiet on 2010-11-16 in #news
    An Analogue Winter with Russian Gems!

    We are happy to give you a dose of warmth in the winter! From Russia with love, these precious Russian cameras will give you a remarkable analogue experience! Even better news: when you buy any of these Russian gems with film, you get 15% off the emulsions!

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  • High-Speed Deadstockmania!

    written by cyan-shine on 2011-02-12 in #reviews
    High-Speed Deadstockmania!

    Fuji 1600 HG. Deadstock. What better emulsion for high-speed experiments?

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  • Hate to Brag but, Lomography is the Best for Films!

    written by plainjane on 2010-09-13 in #news
    Hate to Brag but, Lomography is the Best for Films!

    If you're looking for an extensive selection of films; ranging from good old favourites to the freshest emulsions; boasting excellent quality at the best prices – all signs point to Lomography! So ride like the wind and visit our online film shop.

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  • Kodachrome 200 Lomo Style

    written by cyan-shine on 2011-04-28 in #reviews
    Kodachrome 200 Lomo Style

    I got a really expired roll of ancient Kodachrome 200 last year for cheap (Kodachrome was going for a lot of dough, as everybody wanted to shoot some before development stopped, even if expired) and decided to shoot it the lomo style and see want kind of wacky slides I'd get!

  • Fuji PRO 800Z: Awesome Deadstock Color Negative!

    written by cyan-shine on 2012-08-10 in #reviews
    Fuji PRO 800Z: Awesome Deadstock Color Negative!

    Several of the cameras that we use a lot do not have fast plastic or glass, i.e. the apertures do not open sufficiently for low-light photography. That is where high speed films like the Fuji PRO 800Z come in!

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  • Tura Color HR200 - Another deadstock film

    written by cyan-shine on 2010-10-20 in #reviews
    Tura Color HR200 - Another deadstock film

    With films being discontinued all the time, it is important to keep alive the memory of those that have gone (from production) so we will know how to liberate them if opportunity arises. For all film has only one true destiny: To be lovingly exposed and developed!

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  • The Russian Scientist is Back with a Good Deal!

    written by kazarareta on 2010-02-22 in #news
    The Russian Scientist is Back with a Good Deal!

    Our Russian Scientist is up to his (all) good experiments once again! This time, he takes on a showdown with the Kiev 4 and Smena 8M! Buy a Russian Deadstock Camera today, and get a 3-pack of Lomography CN 400 for FREE!

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  • The September Lomo LC-A+ Week

    written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-09-11 in #news
    The September Lomo LC-A+ Week

    As we close out the dog-days of Summer, it's easy to sometimes get nostalgic for the past. What better way to cure those nostalgia-blues than to take a trip back in time to the glory days of the mighty LC-A?

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  • Original AGFA Deadstock Film Blowout

    written by kazarareta on 2009-10-23 in #news
    Original AGFA Deadstock Film Blowout

    Here’s some good news for Agfa– we’ve managed to acquire some this sought after Deadstock for YOUR consumption! Yes! Take a look at our list below and seize this chance – this limited stock will be gone before you know it!

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  • Lomography "Final Cut: Agfa APX 400" BOX

    written by pan_dre on 2008-11-17 in #news
    Lomography "Final Cut: Agfa APX 400" BOX

    Discontinued in 2005, Agfa APX 400 B&W film has long been a firm favourite amongst Lomographers with a penchant for film noir. Our Deadstock hunter found this classic emulsion masquerading in a Rollei Retro 400's clothes and are now destined to bring it back into the light.

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  • Count to Three for Russian Photography

    written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-09-16 in #news
    Count to Three for Russian Photography

    h2. The Russian Guide to Photography

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