Never mind the weight – it builds character and steadies your shots as well! The FED 5B is your perfect street shooting companion.
After a while in my Lomographic life, I craved something that gave me a little more control on the output. I wanted the freedom to tweak my depth of field, shutter speed and aperture but still wanted to retain and discreet and incognito nature of my trusty plastic cameras. The answer was to get a rangefinder and in my case, it was the Fed 5B
Once you hold it in your hands the first reaction you’ll get is that its heavy – really heavy. But while some may not like this, I appreciate it because this lends to its sturdiness and you’ll lose apprehension of it being fragile unlike plastic cameras. It is fitted with a sharp multi-element Industar 61 f/2.8 55mm lens to get you started. This is great as you can use the 2.8 aperture to get grate bokeh shots and f/16 for sweeping landscape images. Its lenses are also interchangeable so if you’re lucky enough to ahve some Leica lenses you can use them in the FED or you can buy other Russian lenses off the net for a relatively cheap price.
I like to use the FED for the second exposure in doubles so that I can control and tweak how I want the image to come out by varying the combination of the shutter speed and aperture. There is virtually no need to push/pull the film in a custom photo lab when you can do it in camera! Lastly, since no FED review is complete without this piece of advice: Don’t forget to wind before changing the shutter speed!
As Halloween creeps in, the itch for creative photo shoots kicks in. No need to go beyond with the costumes and make-up, the monochromatic Earl Grey 100 is your companion for those coveted horror-romantic aesthetics.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
Arthur Pang is a photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. He dabbled in studio photography as well as product and wildlife photography, but it is street photography that he enjoys the most. Here, he shares his awesome photos and thoughts on the new Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film.
Monday is here yet again to drag your feet in crowding streets and trains. Unwind, de-stress and care less, for this Monday Moodboard we'll be taking you to a stroll on your favorite scenic and picturesque parks to clear the worrying mind of yours.
Paris is considered the birthplace of photography, and arguably the place where street photography was developed. But it flourished as a genre only in the post-war era through the Humanist photography movement. Here are photographer Sabine Weiss' street images.
The human face has been a never-ending study since the beginning of art history. Recognition has been part of the study, and mostly, it's the most defining, prominent figures of public life that are under artistic examinations. Photography does it as well.
For French photographer Nathalie Dufaur-Dessus, taking a photograph is more than just finding the perfect lighting or composition—it's about sharing a piece of oneself to the audience through an emotional visual story. Dive deeper into the mind of our TEN AND ONE Awards judges in this interview.
This is the perfect time to stock up on film, get out your cameras or book yourself onto one of our fab workshops. This month you can choose from our Meet The Artist evening with or Charlie Phillips & our LC-A+ Street Session!
Music and art photographer Mitchell Wojcik is a regular fixture in the Lomography Gallery Store NYC, frequently stopping in before and between shoots. Check out his first impressions of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System and why he thinks it's perfect for the photographer on the move.
Nikon is today's one of the oldest camera and optics manufacturer to date, established in Tokyo, 1917. It has now reached its centennial year in 2017, and the corporation looks back at its eventful past through photographers and photography, as well as the cameras that made them renowned.