Since the release of the new 110 film from Lomography, I have been tempted to get myself a small camera and give this small format a go. But being a lover of bargains and my attempts to keep my spending down, I rummaged through Trademe (New Zealand’s version of Ebay) listings and purchased my new vintage baby – Pentax Auto 110!
This camera – released in 1978 – might look like a small toy camera, it is actually a through the lens, SLR camera that has a fully automatic exposure system that sets the aperture and shutter speed. The Asha Pentax Auto 110 has a shutter speed ranges between 1/750 second at f/13.5 and 1 second at f/2.8 and comes with a 24mm f/2.8 standard lens which is the equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm format camera.
This nifty little camera detects the film speed by the size of a tab on the film cartridge and effectively changes the ISO setting. Cartridge with an ISO 100 has a long tab that pushes down a small pin inside the camera and ones with an ISO of 400 has a short tab that does not interfere with the small pin. The disadvantage to the fully automatic exposure is that you can’t do any exposure compensation or adjustments, hence giving you less control. Also, because the camera only has two ISO selection, the Lomography Tiger 110 will either be over or underexposed, depending on whether you leave or file the tab away. But I’ve been told that it does not make much of a difference.
I, personally, really enjoy this camera. It’s my first camera that has a working light meter and it’s great for taking quick everyday snaps where I don’t need to fiddle with the aperture and shutter speed setting. The small size means that it can fit easily in my pocket and makes it so much easier to document my everyday life. Plus, it’s just so darn cute!
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!
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.
Eliza Stegienka was always fascinated with the human nature and capturing all those natural, spontaneous moments in between. Her compelling portraits will leave you speechless and allow you to experience the world through her lens.
Introducing the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera. Forget fiddling with film and settings: this is analogue madness at your disposal, loaded and ready to shoot. Pocket-sized, equipped with a flash, and available in three different films! Get the 3 pack bundle and save 5%!
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We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
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We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the portraiture style of Northampshire-based photographer Tyrone Williams.