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  • Doubles with My Computer Screen Rumble

    written by fookshit on 2009-03-20 #news
    Doubles with My Computer Screen Rumble

    Surely this is something everyone here can do. Don't just look at your computer screen, use it for your doubles!

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  • Picture This!

    written by fookshit on 2009-03-15 #news
    Picture This!

    In the next 24 hours, we want your shots to be seen! Not just about anything but a photograph that best illustrates the given caption. Can you picture this?

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  • Guess The Film! Winner Announcement

    written by fookshit on 2009-02-28 #news

    Check out the winners of our latest film quiz and take part of our next challenge!

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  • Guess The Film! Winner Announcement

    written by fookshit on 2009-02-21 #news

    Last time we promised that the winners would share a pot of 20 piggies for guessing the film right. How many winners did we have? Read on to see if you won anything and participate and earn some more piggies by winning guessing the next film!

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  • Guess The Film! Winner Announcement

    written by fookshit on 2009-02-09 #news
    Guess The Film! Winner Announcement

    Thanks for the heartly response! As some you correctly guessed these were the films that we were looking for:

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  • Your Shots Needed!

    written by fookshit on 2009-02-09 #news

    You're already enjoying the much improved Lomography Beta site that we have been updating over the last few weeks! With added features such as the very cute-sy avatars, new "homes":http://beta.lomography.com/homes and "photos":http://beta.lomography.com/photos it is not the easiest thing to log out. If you need yet another excuse to stay online then you might want to consider uploading some more photos!

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  • Lomography CN 400 (35mm, 400 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2009-01-27 #gear
    Lomography CN 400 (35mm, 400 iso) staff-review

    For someone who can’t avoid snapping those shots either day in or day out, this latest emulsion we have should be loaded in your cameras immediately!

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  • Lomography CN 800 (35mm, 800 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2009-01-26 #gear
    Lomography CN 800 (35mm, 800 iso) staff-review

    It’s one of those occasions where you realised the sun has already went down just as when you’ve had your camera ready to take what you think is the greatest low-light snapshot of your life... until you had your images done from the photolab and none of them was properly exposed, what could be the reason?

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  • Film Class Homework No.7

    written by fookshit on 2008-10-31 #news
    Film Class Homework No.7

    A roll of film is never enough to supplement your abysmally mutual affairs between you and your film camera(s). That it came to a point where you can't keep this obsession within yourself any longer...

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  • Fuji Provia (120, 400 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-10-08 #gear
    Fuji Provia (120, 400 iso) staff-review

    Fuji Provia: day in and day out or with an electronic flash, you can’t go wrong with this one.

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  • Film Class Homework No.6

    written by fookshit on 2008-09-09 #news
    Film Class Homework No.6

    Greetings film-shooters! I know it's been a while and it seems like everyone got a lot of stories to tell after a season of feverish shutter clicking we had this past few weeks and for sure by now you've used up all of your celluloid stocks.

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  • Fuji Instax Wide (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Fuji Instax Wide (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    The “Instax” instant film system from Fujifilm come in handy cartridges of 10 and has all the speedy benefits of being an 800 ISO film.

  • Polaroid Spectra (Instant/Polaroid, 640 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Polaroid Spectra (Instant/Polaroid, 640 iso)

    The first thing that strikes you about the Spectra film is its noticeably larger size; 3.6 x 2.9 inches (9.2cm x 7.3cm). Then when you look closer you see how much sharper and colour perfect the shots are compared to other instant films!

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  • Fuji Instax Mini (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Fuji Instax Mini (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    The “Instax” instant film system from Fujifilm come in handy cartridges of 10 and has all the speedy benefits of being an 800 ISO film.

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  • Film Class Homework No.5

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-01 #news
    Film Class Homework No.5

    Another brand new homework that you must work on this week for our brand new set of films!

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  • Film Class Homework No.4

    written by fookshit on 2008-07-25 #news
    Film Class Homework No.4

    Load your cameras, calibrate your scanners and sharpen your pencils as you take some notes for your latest film observations!

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  • Film Class Homework No.3

    written by fookshit on 2008-07-02 #news
    Film Class Homework No.3

    I know most of you right now are somewhere outside enjoying the sun or cooling yourself under the tub filled with cold water.

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  • Film Class Homework No.2

    written by fookshit on 2008-06-23 #news
    Film Class Homework No.2

    It's that time again where the most diverse and proactive students of this class gather together to explore and raise answers for the satisfaction of our undying curiosities and yearnings... No, this is not the Physics class, sorry.

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  • Film Class Homework No.1

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-28 #news
    Film Class Homework No.1

    I'm glad to see almost everyone in the "Film Class":http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/films. But before you guys go anywhere else, I got something here for you to do.

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  • Fuji Neopan (35mm, 1600 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Neopan  (35mm, 1600 iso)

    This super-high speed film allows for hand-held shooting in low light without a flash. It also features a fat, crunchy film grain for that authentic lo-fi "noir" look. Its sheer magic inside your LC-A+ and will deliver beautifully gritty shots of angels with dirty faces.

  • Fuji T64 Pro (120, 64 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji T64 Pro (120, 64 iso)

    Tungsten film is designed to make the yellow light from a typical light bulb look white. Therefore, it has a strong blue cast (thereby cancelling out the yellow). Fashion photos know that shooting Tungsten film during the daylight will give a moody and awesome blue tone to your whole image. And using a yellow flash will create a natural-white subject in this bizarre bluesy world. It's AMAZING!

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  • Ilford HP5 (35mm, 400 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Ilford HP5 (35mm, 400 iso)

    A faster film with more grain and stronger contrast. Whites are super-bright, blacks are super-bold, and it's all good! Go ahead and live it up a little - we ain't gonna tell nobody!

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  • Agfa APX (35mm, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Agfa APX  (35mm, 100 iso)

    Deep blacks, rich whites, and a ton of contrast give this film a traditional-yet-edgy black and white appeal. Out of production in much of the world and quite rare!

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  • Ilford XP2 (120, 400 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Ilford XP2 (120, 400 iso) staff-review

    If you need exceptionally small grain and spot-on pinprick sharpness, then this film is your ticket. On top of that, it can be processed in normal C41 chemicals - meaning that even the el cheapo lab or supermarket down the road can develop this film at their usual rock-bottom price. If there is a more penny-saving way of shooting creatively and easily with B&W, we haven't found it.

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  • Fuji Acros (35mm, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Acros (35mm, 100 iso)

    This monochrome champ gives awesome grey tones and razor-sharp results and is extremely fine grain. Wonderful for when you want to slow things down a bit. You can shoot with a full sun or with a long-exposure (or a flash!)

  • Agfa Vista (35mm, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Agfa Vista  (35mm, 100 iso)

    Vista was the top banana of Agfa's consumer color films, and is now discontinued. It delivers even brighter colors and sharper contrast than the usual Agfacolor film with that 100 ISO fine grain that we love.

  • Agfa Vista (35mm, 200 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Agfa Vista  (35mm, 200 iso)

    Those bright, bold, contrasty colors of Vista 100 but with a "kicked-up-a-notch" speed of 200ISO. Don't you just love it?

  • Agfa APX (35mm, 400 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Agfa APX  (35mm, 400 iso) staff-review

    Those super-strong black and white tones that you love in APX 100, but with a speed boost to 400 for extra-dark or extra-fast subject. Woot, woot says I. The bigger grain is quite tasty too.

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  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 400 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Superia (35mm, 400 iso)

    Like Superia 100, it offers vivid yet natural colors but this higher speed allows you to stop action in sunshine and shoot without flash in lower light. 36 exposures. A great film for our plastic Lomography cameras - Fisheye, Supersampler, Oktomat, etc.

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  • Fuji Reala (35mm, 100 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Reala (35mm, 100 iso) staff-review

    Bold colors, great skin tones, and super-reliable performance means that Reala is quite possibly the best consumer-grade color negative film in the world. For real!

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  • Agfa Vista (35mm, 400 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Agfa Vista (35mm, 400 iso)

    You say that Vista 100 and 200 just ain't fast enough? You've got to shoot a chimpanzee bicycle race or a chess match at dusk? Then Vista 400 is the solution for you my friend.

  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 1600 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Superia  (35mm, 1600 iso) staff-review

    Simply the greatest high-speed color film. Load this into your LC-A+ to shoot hand-held without blurring in a variety of lower-light and indoor conditions. Unless it's really dark out, you can kiss that tripod goodbye. And the enormous grain this film provides gives a crunchy lo-fi look to your images which is seriously awesome.

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  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Superia  (35mm, 100 iso)

    A basic and beautiful film with fine grain and vivid, yet natural colors. It's especially good with light skin tones.

  • Rollei Retro (35mm, 400 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Rollei Retro  (35mm, 400 iso)

    A very special film designed to give the sharp tones and punchy contrast of classic black and white photography.

  • Lucky SDH (120, 100 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Lucky SDH (120, 100 iso) staff-review

    A seriously rare and unique Chinese black and white film that has to be seen to be believed. Lucky is famous around the world for its cheap-yet-bizarre appeal, and this contrasty emulsion (famous for its slightly over-strong highlights) is the perfect match for the Holga's equally off-kilter optics.

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  • Agfa Pro Pack (35mm, 200 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Agfa Pro Pack (35mm, 200 iso) staff-review

    A discontinued old favorite that's still fresh and ready to shoot. This rare film yields bright colors and sharp subjects.

  • Lomography X-Pro (35mm, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Lomography X-Pro (35mm, 100 iso)

    Only the finest in analog emulsions for your ever-hungry Lomographic camera, the Lomo X-pro.

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  • Lomography Lomo Film (35mm, 100 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Lomography Lomo Film (35mm, 100 iso) staff-review

    Packaged in a glossy and charming box, each roll of this 35mm color negative by Lomography is set for vibrant colors and great contrast.

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  • Ilford SFX (35mm, 200 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Ilford SFX  (35mm, 200 iso)

    After spending some years in "the discontinued film wilderness", we are pleased to announce that the Ilford SFX super premium special effects film is back. Using an "extended red range" this film mimics the insane look of infrared films - without the expensive and complicated development. Slap a red filter onto the end of your lens (or just hold one in front) for an even more dramatic effect. Plants and foliage have a strong white glow and skin tones take on a supernatural appearance.

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  • Foma Fomapan (35mm, 400 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Foma Fomapan  (35mm, 400 iso)

    As the name suggests this B&W film is speedy. However, as with the Fomapan 100, the Action is great at getting results in unfavourable light conditions, using short exposure times. Nice price, nice effect.

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  • Foma Fomapan (35mm, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Foma Fomapan  (35mm, 100 iso)

    This rather funky Czech-made black and white chap is actually a bit of king when it comes to making the most of unsatisfactory weather conditions. Yielding low grain, low contrast shots whether under or over-exposed. You can rely on this one to bring home the goods.

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  • Foma Fomapan (120, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Foma Fomapan  (120, 100 iso)

    Sharper than your mum's knitting needles, the Fortepan 100 is an excellent and affordable B & W film. Fine grained and fantastic in normal light conditions.

  • Ilford SFX (120, 200 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Ilford SFX  (120, 200 iso)

    After spending some years in "the discontinued film wilderness", we are pleased to announce that the Ilford SFX super premium special effects film is back. Using an "extended red range" this film mimics the insane look of infrared films - without the expensive and complicated development. Slap a red filter onto the end of your lens (or just hold one in front) for an even more dramatic effect. Plants and foliage have a strong white glow and skin tones take on a supernatural appearance.

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  • Fuji Velvia (120, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Velvia (120, 100 iso)

    Velvia is world-famous as the most saturated slide film that you can buy. Shoot this on a bright day and develop it normally, and the results will knock you head over arse. When crossed, it gives you that wild Fuji green-blue color shift that we absolutely love.

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  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 200 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Fuji Superia  (35mm, 200 iso)

    A good all-rounder. Easy to use with smooth, fine grain, enhanced colour reproduction and sharpness. The Superia 200 knocks out exceptionally true colours and is a faithful favourite.

  • Forte Fortepan (120, 100 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Forte Fortepan (120, 100 iso) staff-review

    Sharper than your mum's knitting needles, the Fortepan 100 is an excellent and affordable B & W film. Fine grained and fantastic in normal light conditions.

  • Kodak Ektachrome EPP (120, 100 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome EPP (120, 100 iso)

    This film is the chief of naturally luminous skin tones. That is why it is often the film of choice for high fashion/beauty professional shooting. It yields just the right amount of saturation to make product shots come out bold and brilliant without being too bling. Sharp and colour balanced for varying light conditions – it is the perfect type of film to make the best out of the subject’s natural assets!

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  • Foma Fomapan (120, 400 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Foma Fomapan  (120, 400 iso)

    As the name suggests this B & W film is speedy. However, as with the Fomapan 100, the Action is great at getting results in unfavourable light conditions, using short exposure times. Nice price, nice effect.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome VS (120, 100 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome VS (120, 100 iso) staff-review

    This kind of vivid saturation at 100 ISO seems incredible. But as you can see it is true! If films could be measured in terms of dramatic effect the 100VS would be a diva.

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  • Forte Fortepan (120, 400 iso) staff-review

    written by fookshit on 2008-05-23 #gear
    Forte Fortepan (120, 400 iso) staff-review

    This little treat is super in artificial light as it boasts extended light sensitivity in the red part of the spectrum. Additionally, the Fortepan 400 has a surprisingly lengthy tonal range even when light is scarce.