Love at First Lomo: My Trusty Fisheye No. 2

2012-02-14 4

We all have that one camera that lead us to the addiction that is Lomography. Here’s my story about that one camera.

My Trusty Lomography Fisheye No. 2.

It was early June 2011 when I remembered about that chance encounter with an odd-looking camera that I found years ago. I also remembered that it was in a store in a mall near my place, so I tried searching the internet. I ended up in the site of Lomography Embassy Manila. I checked the prices and the stores that they supply; luckily, one store was a ride away from my workplace. It was the first of many succeeding lomo-related purchases (haha!).

I giddily bought it, and because I was a bit short on budget, I wasn’t able to buy Lomo CN100 films; Luckily (again), a photo store was near that mall which sells 100 ISO 24-exposure Fuji films. I bought 2 rolls because i’ll be needing some in preparation for our company outing the next day (talk about last minute shopping haha).

Photos from our company outing

Fortunately, it didn’t stop there; I brought it wherever I go! At work, events, family trips, you name it!

Credits: feelux

I do occasional experiments with it too. To fail or to succeed, it doesn’t matter, it’s all part of the experience!

Credits: feelux

I also feed it lots of different films, from Color Negs, Redscales, to Slides! It’s been a really fun run so far, I hope it stays that way!

Credits: feelux

This trusty Fisheye has been teaching me to enjoy the simplest things just by looking at its viewfinder. I believe I’ve familiarized myself with this little beauty and I feel like I’ve improved since the day that I started shooting. I’ve certainly learned a lot, and thought of a lot of ways of taking photos through this awesome camera.

Credits: feelux

I’ve been with my trusty Lomo Fisheye for 8 months now and everything still feels fresh. I still have room for growth, and I hope I’ll learn more about this little beauty for years to come. How about you? Which camera did you fall for?

What was the first Lomo camera you owned and fell in love with? Share your stories and check out our requested posts for this month to earn more Piggies! Meanwhile, you can check out other Love at First Lomo stories from our community members.

written by feelux on 2012-02-14 #analogue #love-at-first-lomo #lomography #fisheye #budding-lomographer #feelux #lifestyle #progress

4 Comments

  1. george97
    george97 ·

    I love your Shot at the top of the slide ! :D

  2. feelux
    feelux ·

    @george97 thanks! :)

  3. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    did you go down the slide with the camera??
    I started with an SLR in photography at school but my love for it was rekindled by the Fisheye No.2. I still use it more than any other camera. mostly because of the built in flash and how easy it is to carry with you. The only annoying thing is the rubber strap and lens cap :S lol

  4. feelux
    feelux ·

    @iamtheju ahaha no, i didn't have a fisheye submarine at that time. Ohhh, check out my tipster about the lens cap :) www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2012/04/26/an-alternati…

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