Reviews of the Week


We’ve made a slight change to the format of the weekly camera, film, and accessory review feature to give you all of them in one go! Find out which of the insightful reviews made it to the cut in this week’s installment!


If you’ve been checking out the Reviews section this week, we’re pretty sure you’ve seen a lot of interesting analogue babies. Among them are three Soviet sisters that one of our featured review authors, adam_g2000, highlighted in his review: Smena 8M, Symbol, and 35!

In his article, our camera reviewer for the week raised an important question: Which Smena? To help fellow lomographers come to a decision (because he took the simple decision of getting all three!), he discussed in detail what makes each model interesting, and provided some photos taken using the three Smenas, both from the community and his own snaps. Let’s take a look at some that he took with the Smena 35:

Credits: adam_g2000

So, do you think our lomographer made the right choice? Why don’t you head over to the full review to read his insights and leave a comment!


Moving on to the next review on the spotlight, we have likewise seen a lot of enticing emulsions this week, ranging from high-speed color negative films to classy monochromes. But the most impressive of them is the fine-grained Kodak Ektar 100, as reviewed by joaomiguelsantoscunha.

One of our featured lomographers cited Kodak’s statement about this color negative film: it has the world’s finest grain. While he admits that he can’t really tell, being new to such technical aspects, the pictures he took clearly affirms the claim. Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful photos:

Photos by joaomiguelsantoscunha

We’re sure you want to see more of his dreamy snaps, so go ahead and check out his full review!


For the last in our featured reviews for the week, we have a lone camera accessory reviewed by kf4kco : the Diana Camera Case - Sahara, which he found a nice partner for his all-black Diana F+ clone. " It’s like two cases in one. The bottom case looks very sharp with my all-black Diana Black Jack clone," he says at the beginning of his review.

While his chosen Diana camera case is initially the partner of the Diana F+ Sahara, our accessory reviewer was right that it looks rather stunning with his dark and dashing Diana F+ camera. Our lomographer then outlines the “quirks” of this elegant case and how to handle them, but assures that these only add to its charm and remains a practical protector for any Diana F+ model.

Here are a some snaps of his Diana F+ Black Jack with the Sahara Camera Case:

Photos by kf4kco

Of course, don’t forget to check out the full review for his insights and more photos of his stunning pair!

Congratulations and great job to all three of our featured lomographer-reviewers for this week! Join us again next week as we continue to give recognition to the notable reviews of our fellow lomographers on the amazing analogue goodies they come across with!

The next snapshooter who will bag the next Review of the Week distinction could be you! Submit your camera/film/accessory review and wow us with your beautiful photos and helpful insights. In case yours isn’t on the list, feel free to let me know!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-06-09 #gear #review #film-review #camera-review #lomography #user-review #accessory-review #reviews-of-the-week

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