Endless Panoramas with DigitaLiza and LC-Wide


Here’s a cheap and easy way to get back your artistic freedom in the scanning process. And with perfect results! Bye, Newton Rings! Welcome, double exposures and film swaps! Read more to see the awesome combination of the DigitalLiza and LC-Wide.

It certainly looks as if my problems with the scanning is over! For more than a year I have struggled with frames around the pictures in general and against Newton rings in particular.

A never completed work to get rid of unwanted effects of the scanning. And here at lomography.com I really want to be completely analog, so some of this work has not felt really good.

I also adore panoramic images!

I read in the book that came along with my beloved LC Wide, that setting the image size to “half frame” at the bottom of the camera without inserting the mask inside the camera before the film loading, open the view curtain for half-frame size, take a picture, move the camera to the right, crank up the film, take another picture, etc., etc., until you’re happy, you get wonderful panoramic images without any visible seams between the images.

And now, while I’ve been waiting for the results of my experiment, I’ve thought a lot about how I would solve the problem with the scanning, as panoramic images results in a long strip of film that is not all would fit in my current film holder, and the option would then be the problem with newton rings. And as you see the pictures in this article, my beloved camera has done a fantastic job, it’s me who has some work left to hone my technique! ;-)

Then one day a few weeks ago, I received a tip from a friend here on lomography.com, about the scanning mask DigitaLiza! I read more and more about it, and finally, I ordered both sizes, both for 135 film and 120 film. Yesterday, I got the long-awaited package! And after trying it this morning, yes, I can only say that I am over the moon!

Bye, Newton Rings! Welcome, double exposures and film swaps! :-D

Finally I’ve got my freedom back, the freedom to decide the size of the scanned surface. It may sound like a small concern, but with repeated double exposures, which I really love, and a brand new film swap coming on, I feel at last that this problem is with great satisfaction solved!

The DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask holds your 35mm negatives in place so you can scan them, sprocket holes and all! Be your own boss when it comes to scanning 35mm negatives, giving you ultimate control over your images! Visit the Shop and get your very own DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask.

The DigitaLIZA 120 Scanning Mask holds your 120 negatives in place so you can scan them, overlapping exposures and panoramas and all! Be your own boss when it comes to scanning 120 negatives, giving you ultimate control over your images! Visit the Shop andget your very own DigitaLIZA 120 Scanning Mask.

The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of colour with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.

written by lighthouseblues on 2012-03-23 #gear #tutorials #scanning #tipster #digitaliza #newton-rings #lc-wide #endless-panoramics #seamless-panoramics #halfframe-mood #easy-scanning

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Lomo LC-Wide

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Capture your life in wide angle with the world's widest 35mm compact camera with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

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  1. jezzyjung
    jezzyjung ·

    It's very amazing tipster, thanks

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    greats shots! :D

  3. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great results. When using the LC-W for enless panos, I usually open the lens cover to full-frame view, while having the advance wheel set to half frame, and the results are still great. Next time i'll try just opening it to half-frame view.

  4. lighthouseblues
  5. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    great pictures !

  6. mapix
    mapix ·

    great shots, great article!! thanks!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    You're awesome.

  8. grazie
    grazie ·

    Wow! great article and yes you're awesome!!

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