We gathered our international site’s top Lomographic camera choices for the year 2011 and here’s what we’ve got! Which of these cameras do you own? What are your top choices? Share with us through a comment after the break.
The Supersampler is a simple-to-use, lightweight, 35mm camera that produces four sequential panels in one print. Just pull the ripcord to advance the film and shoot! The Supersampler is fantastic for capturing action and movement in daylight conditions with high ISO film. The patented rip-cord advance ensures that you are ever-ready for action.
#9: Fisheye No. 2
The world’s greatest compact Fisheye camera is now more amazing than you ever thought possible! Not only does it have same 170-degree wide-angle view and stunning fisheye barrel distortion, but the Fisheye No. 2 adds a bulb setting for long exposures, a switch for multiple exposures on the same frame, the ability to fire both a hot shoe flash and the built-in flash, a true fisheye viewfinder, and a “full metal jacket” body treatment. With this new arsenal, the possibilities for your fisheye lomography are endless! Uses normal 35mm film that can be developed anywhere.
#8: Diana Mini
Don’t be fooled by the Diana Mini’s small size. This camera cutie allows you to shoot squares and half-frames with the signature dreaminess of the Diana family – all with the convenience of 35mm film. The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+ camera. This little queen of convenience allows you to shoot square format or half-frame pictures using standard 35mm film – that’s 72 rectangular half-frames or 36 square images on one roll!
#7: La Sardina
The La Sardina cameras are just so hard to resist. With four different vintage-inspired designs, fun-filled escapades await the would-be owners of these wide-angle wonders. Together with Fritz the Blitz, Lomography’s most powerful flash ever, dull moments are kept at bay with this collection. Whether you choose to shoot conventional frames or experiment with multiple exposures, you’ll never run out of analogue possibilities.
#6: Sprocket Rocket
The Sprocket Rocket is here to take analogue photography into an exciting new era! With this camera, you can let your imagination run wild. It’s the world’s first wide-angle camera dedicated entirely to sprockets! You can also remix your photos and your memories with the unique dual winding knobs. Dance, dart and flutter between frames to your heart’s content – taking multiple exposures has never been so easy!
#5: Spinner 360°
A standard panoramic picture yields a 120° perspective – the familiar view that we love, stretching wide to cover details running from left to right. Taking inspiration from a futuristic concept in the ‘80s, the Spinner 360° operates by holding it in one hand, and pulling the cord with the other and releasing it. In one split second, the camera spins around in 360 degrees in its own axis, capturing every detail around you!
#4: Lubitel 166+
The Lubitel 166+ is a loving recreation of this Soviet-era classic. Based on a design that dates back over 60 years, it’s truly a mid-century masterpiece updated with stunning new features. Light enough to be your daily companion, powerful enough to yield mind-blowingly sharp & detailed images, and flexible enough to offer limitless creative possibilities, this handsome fella is simply the biggest news for die-hard analogue photographers in a LONG time.
#3: LomoKino & LomoKinoscope
Here to bring back the magical world of analogue moviemaking, the LomoKino allows you to shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and direct your own Lomographic movies. The LomoKino is here to awaken your analogue cinematic fantasies. With the LomoKino, you can go back to the early days of motion picture and experience Lomographic delight on a whole new platform. Simply load a roll of 35mm film, let your creative spirit run wild, and make your own movie! The LomoKino will truly take your photographic experimentation to the next level. Embrace the future of Lomography with the LomoKino!
#2: Diana F+
Retaining the lo-fi, soft-focus qualities of the original 60s medium-format plastic Diana, and hosting new features for more creative options! Back in the early ‘60s, the Diana camera was a cult legend famous for its dreamy, radiant, lo-fi images. The Diana F+ is a new twist on the classic – a faithful medium-format reproduction with lots of cool new features thrown in, brought to you by Lomography!
Our beloved compact-sized camera, capable of the most amazing Lomographs – characterized with shadowy vignettes, eyepopping colours and saturation, and a distinctive look that only a Lomo LC-A can produce! Harnessing the best features of the original Lomo LC-A, and rising above it with a host of new capabilities – the Lomo LC-A+ is simply the finest, most delightfully unexpected, robust, pocketable, vividly colorful, and soundly addictive snapshot camera of all time.