How To: Use the LomoKinoScope Viewer


The LomoKino makes all the wonderful possibilities of 35mm film photography available to the world of movie making. Cross-processed comedy? Redscale romance? Black & White drama? Sure you can! Whether you choose to create experimental stop motion or fantastic montage movies, it’s possible with a LomoKino. We have prepared a step-by-step guide to get you started.

Spooling and storing your developed film in the LomoKinoScope film container

When you get your developed LomoKino film back, it’s a good idea to store it in one of the LomoKinoScope film containers. Here’s how to store them:

  1. First remove the top cover and take out the container spool inside your Lomography film container.
  2. Take your film and locate the point where your film begins (there should be an exposed blank length).
  3. Holding your container spool with your left hand, place the film beginning into the taking spool slit from the right, emulsion face in. Hook the perforations tightly into the slit (you will see two little hooks in the taking spool).
  4. With the lid of the container off, roll the film onto the container spool, then put the spool into the Lomography container. Cover the top cover, and it’s now ready to be viewed/stored.

Loading the LomoKinoScope Viewer and watching your movie

Here’s how to load and watch movies using the LomoKinoScope:

  1. First remove the front cover of your LomoKinoScope.
  2. Place the loaded Lomography film container into the chamber, take the film tongue and insert it into the slit of the LomoKinoScope’s taking spool .
  3. Adjust the frame until you can see a complete frame on the light chamber. You don’t need to match the sprockets.
  4. Close the front cover, start turning the crank anti-clockwise until you reach the first frame. You need to pre-wind the film to the first frame and make it ready to view.
  5. If the viewer stops in between frames after pre-winding, open the viewer and adjust it slightly until it’s in the correct position. Your film is now ready to be viewed!
  6. Simply advance the crank and look into the eye-piece! When you have finished a film, it should go back into the film container so that you can load another film immediately.

CAUTION: If you notice something unusual when viewing, stop immediately, take out the film and load it again following the above procedure. This will ensure that your film isn’t accidentally damaged.

A closer look at the LomoKinoScope

Bringing analogue back to the movies with a bang in the 21st century, the LomoKino is a Lomography movie camera that shoots spectacular, creative movies on all kinds of 35mm film. Begin your analogue movie-making journey with the LomoKino today!

written by shhquiet on 2011-11-04 #gear #tutorials #film #35mm #tipster #how-to #lomokino #movie-camera #lomokino-how-to #lomokinoscope


  1. lcburke
    lcburke ·

    Is there a way to switch back and forth between viewing slide and negative film?

  2. angelhaken
    angelhaken ·

    @lcburke the viewer only "works" with slide film. If u use negative film the Image will be displayed inverted.

  3. lcburke
    lcburke ·

    @angelhaken Cool. Thanks, dude.

  4. angelhaken
    angelhaken ·

    @lcburke So i hope u got me right -> if u put in negativ film u see negativ film / if u put in slide film u see slide film. ( so the negativ film will be displayed inverted because it is inverted - the viewer does not invert it ) :) ..

  5. angelhaken
    angelhaken ·

    This Lomokinoscope-viewer made some ugly scratches in my film :(

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