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.
LomoAmigo Simon Tibbett races a Volkswagen touring car, which is based off a street car but has been modified for racing-- road racing in particular. Here's Simon with a bit more on what he does, why he does it, and on shooting film again, as he recently took us trackside with the La Sardina.
Capture the many wonders of your world in any of the 3 fixed focal lengths that the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System offers! Help us bring this exceptional lens system to life and back us on Kickstarter today!
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.
They say black-and-white is the soulmate of street photography, as it transcends the essence of the photographs in to works of art. Mexico-based photographer Moisés Rodríguez's geometrical urban collection is proof of his monochromatic mastery.
Thailand is probably on everybody's bucket list. The country is just a too desirable destination with its delicious street food, Indiana Jones’s-like ancient ruins, picture perfect heavenly beaches, opulent temples and laid back hippie atmosphere. Follow Andrejrusskovskij's steps in his travel log.
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.
Summer is finally here – and it’s the perfect timing to take the plunge and reconnect with photography and experimentation. Whether capturing your best friendly moments or memorising the landscapes of your holidays – we have made a list of summer essentials ready to fulfil your creative desires.