Lubitel Keychain Review


Do you want the Lubitel 166+ really, really bad, but you don’t have enough money? Cheer up! First of all, you’re not alone; and second, there is a little consolation…the Lubitel 166+ Keychain!

Ah, the Lubitel 166+. Such an awesome and beautiful camera! But for me, as a student, I find it quite expensive as well. So, I’ll have to save some money and wait for about 3,214 years. Meanwhile, I have this little cute keychain! It keeps me from being depressed and sad about me not having the real Lubitel 166+!

Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But seriously, I bought the keychain as a comfort!

I bought this beauty in the Lomography Shop in Amsterdam. It’s not very expensive, costs about 5 Euros. It comes in a metal canister which is too cool to throw away. So I reuse it. While traveling, I put my earrings in it. Very handy!

I wasn’t sure where to put my keychain. But finally I decided to put in on my pen pocket. Now, every course, I’m daydreaming of it. So maybe that wasn’t a very good idea. Hmm…

Of course, since this is a review about the keychain, I’ll sum up some good and bad things:


  • It’s cute
  • It’s cheap
  • It really, really, really looks like a Lubitel 166+, but a smaller version, of course


  • However, it doesn’t have a ring, but a small thingy (I really don’t know how this is called, I suggest you’d take a look at the pictures). So maybe, you can’t really put it everywhere you want.

And that is the only negative thing I can think of. The Lubitel Keychain is a must-have for all Lubitel lovers! Should you decide to get one, enjoy!

Your favourite Lomographic cameras have been turned into miniature keychains! Use them as a conventional keychain, or let them dangle from your mobile phone, camera, or purse as a cool accessory! Lubitel 166+, LC-A+, Diana F+, and Fisheye No.2 keychains are available in the Lomography Online Shop.

written by gdc on 2011-12-17 #gear #review #cute #small #lubitel-166 #cheap #lomography #keychain #user-review #requested #key-chain


  1. jourdanlynch
    jourdanlynch ·

    Haha I had the Chrome Diana F+ one my friend got me as a gift... I think I got it pick pocketed from me by a homeless person in Morocco thinking it was some kind of expensive charm haha!.

  2. alex34
    alex34 ·

    Get an original Lubitel-there are tons online at cheap prices. The 166 is not even the best model IMHO

  3. gdc
    gdc ·

    @ Alex34 : Of course you are right. If I have the chance to buy a Lubitel 2 at a fleamarket I wouldn't doubt. I just don't like buying secondhand cameras online. I want to see it myself, and check if it's in good and working condition. Just untill now i haven't found one yet... But i'll keep looking!

  4. vintagey
    vintagey ·

    But it can't take photos :P

  5. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    These are seriously fun, when I saw one in the Gallery store in Toronto I had to buy it..

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