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!
One of the many gripes of a film photographer is how difficult it is to take the perfect indoor shot -- it's either over or underexposed. You've tweaked the settings too many a time and it still doesn't work. So here's David Hancock on his own tips for shooting indoors with film.
Once the street photographer sets his foot outdoors, it's like being unleashed to the wilderness -- the concrete jungle. For the neophyte, it's going to be an overwhelming experience, and the best way to deal with it is to pick out the best companion, the Lomography Konstruktor.
Last month Lomography UK celebrated 25 years of Lomography by building a great big Lomowall on Ganton St, Soho. We launched this on the same week as the Carnaby St Street party and it grabbed a lot of people's attention.
Lomographer Yoshitaka Goto is known in the community for his jaw-dropping multiple exposure photographs shot with the Lomo LC-A+ and splitzer. In this brief interview, our TEN AND ONE Awards judge from Japan speaks his mind about his passion for shooting experimental images.
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Very often you will see kids today with their noses touching the screen of a tablet. While this may all develop children's fascination and curiosity, as a parent, you actually lose quality time with them. It's the holidays and it's the perfect time to share your love for analogue photography.
Kellen Mohr, a Berkeley-based nature photographer, took the Lomo'Instant Wide out for a spin in the wild West. We talk his new series "The World is Your Body", as well as his personal experiences, memories, and inspirations tied to the natural world.
A split diopter shot is a shot taken by split-focus diopters as it uses a convex glass attachment to make the camera nearsighted, thus giving a deeper focus on the subject. Crime filmmaker and screenwriter Brian De Palma uses this shot throughout his oeuvre.
Ever wanted to know what it's like to hang with NYC's own Sunflower Bean? Check out their instant photos from tour and enter to win your very own instant camera, as well as an awesome book with photos taken by the band themselves.
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