I had been looking for a camera that could take 120 film and also take 6×6 and 6×9 images after a few bad buy’s I picked up a Moskva-5 on eBay for £20.00 and feared the worst as it took ages to arrive. It arrived after about 5 weeks and when I opened the box it looked fantastic! in its chunky leather case, But would it take good pictures? I have taken just one film upto now which I hand processed and I have to admit i’m pretty chuffed with the results!
The lens is an Industar-24 10.5cm f/3.5 and produces a really nice image and the range finder on the one I have works well. If you manage to get hold of one make sure it has the frame mask for the dual format 6×6 or 6×9 frame, but if it is missing you could always make one. When the camera is folded it quite a nice size but it is quite heavy. It is also quite a looker and I had a few people stand and watch while I took the pictures and they seemed amazed that it is just over 50 years old and still taking pictures.
The film I used was for the test roll was an Ilford FP4 Plus and the results are quite good. The Moskva-5 is a fairly basic rangefinder but has some nice features and is worth checking out. The view finder also has a switch for the different frame sizes as well which is nice.
If you are looking for a dual format camera that’s built like a tank and can turn heads as well as take good pictures then take a look at the Moskva-5 and take the plunge!
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
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.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
Washington-based photographer Jamie Beechum has a strong connection to nature and you can feel that just by looking at her beautiful outdoor shots. She began her photographic journey in high school where she would spent hours in the dark room.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Be mesmerized by these moody black and white photographs that took the top spot in our Monochrome category.
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 shares her images taken with Rollei's Digibase CN200 negative film and Lomo’s LC-A 120, and a few thoughts.
Once upon a day in Dutch thrift store, a photographer that went by the name of Martijn van Oers purchased a folding camera from the early 20th century. Little did he know, tucked inside was an exposed, undeveloped film.
For community newcomer Cassandra, who goes by the moniker @aasphalt, using an analogue camera gives her a feeling of satisfaction like no other digital gear can replicate. Get to know her in this short interview, where she shares some of her painterly photographs.
Last year Lomography UK sent out some Lomo’instant Wide cameras to be tested out by our most prolific community members and instant photography fanatics. We take a look back at the highlights and remind ourselves of how versatile this instant beauty is!
James Dunn, who is suffering from a rare skin condition of having fragile skin and easily prone to blisters, can now use a camera without assistance through a camera rig created by award-winning designer from the UK Jude Pullen.