The Lubitel-2 Twin-Lens Reflex camera is a redesign of the original Lubitel, enhanced with a couple of new features.
The Lubitel lineage started in 1949, several years after the GOMZ (Gosularstvennyi Optiko-Mekhanicheskii Zavod, eventually renamed as LOMO) in St. Petersburg created a twin-lens reflex camera named “Komsomolets” (“Young Communist”), a replica of a 1938 German Voightlander “Brilliant” camera. Aimed at amateur photographers, the Lubitel (which literally translates to “amateur”) came to light as the “mature Komsomolets.” Features were improved, like a wider range of shutter speeds and a faster viewing lens.
While the Lubitel skyrocketed with over a million units sold worldwide, the guys back at GOMZ were already considering a new model. A redesign was planned – throw in a self-timer and a flash sync, but retain the good features … and that’s when the Lubitel-2 was born.
The new model still guaranteed razor-sharp pictures as the Lubitel, with its 75mm “Triplet-22” glass lens that yields high contrast and color. Another outstanding feature is its clear finder, which allows easy composition of photos even in low-light situations!
The revival of the the world's first ever photographic optic lens - redesigned and reimagined for modern-day cameras - is back with an exclusive chrome finish. Welcome the Chrome Plated Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy continues on her journey of learning how to use pinhole cameras, looking at a couple of new medium format cameras and a couple of helpful phone apps.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy describes why she is deeply impressed by the Holga 135BC.
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This lightweight and compact Art Lens System is three prime lenses in one. Shoot with a fixed focal length of 35mm, 50mm or 80mm and experiment with a wide range of f/stops and special aperture plates to achieve countless creative styles. Available in Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K mount! Now available for regular purchase!
Responsible for a monumental analogue movement in the midst of digital revolution, the LC-A camera is internationally renown for its vivid colors, intense saturation and moody vignetting. Now, in our 25th year, we’re proud to introduce three new anniversary editions for the LC-A+, the LC-Wide and the LC-A 120 which feature a unique, embossed leather design!
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On July 20, Lomography Gallery Store NYC will be hosting "Seeing in Monochrome", an exhibition featuring work made with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens by NYC editorial photographers. In this article, we're learning more about the featured artists and getting a sneak preview of their work!
WeeklyImogen is more than a photography Youtube Channel. Their content is mostly composed of photographic tips, tutorials, behind the scenes of photoshoots, as well as product reviews. We sent them our Lomography Petzval 85 Art Lens and here is what they had to say.