What to do when you are feeling impatient and simply don’t want to wait for the lab to process your images? Grab yourself a vintage instant camera!
Since I started my journey back into analog I’ve tried many new things and I fall in love with the wide format of the Polaroid.
The Polaroid Spectra 1200FF was released in 2001 and it uses integral Spectra film (called ‘Image’ outside of North America), film that develops itself without intervention. Spectra film format is substantially larger than the usual square Polaroid shots and has a subtle landscape format with its image size of 3.6 × 2.9 inches (9.2cm x 7.3cm). It’s extremely simple both technically and to operate. This camera is very different in appearance from the other Spectra cameras, it combines both new and classic design elements, while being unmistakably a Polaroid product.
Now some specs:
Lens: 100mm f/11.5, 2-element aspheric. (lens material unspecified, probably plastic) which is roughly equivalent to a 32mm lens on a standard 35mm camera
Wider angle lens lets you capture up to 33% more of your scene
Fixed-focus, but has built-in close-up lens to extend ‘focus’ range down to 2 ft. A warning/reminder light appears near the viewfinder when the close-up lens has been selected
Built-in automatic electronic flash; cannot be manually switched off
Folding body; has a pleated bellows design (somewhat reminiscent of the SX-70) and is hinged on only one side. When folded, it appears to be more compact than the other Spectra cameras
Built-in metal lens cover automatically slides over the lens when the camera is folded.
No tripod socket
Unlike other Spectra cameras, there is no Lighten/Darken control or other exposure compensation
Film counter counts upward rather than downward; designed for compatibility with a new 12-exposure Spectra film pack
Comes with a neck strap
I was given this camera as a gift from my ex boyfriend. I love this camera because it very easy to use. There’s only 3 things to make! 1.Open the camera 2.Compose the scene 3.Press shutter button. It’s easy! Now your picture is ejected automatically.
Instant film is expensive but the feeling when you hear the noise of your camera ejecting the picture and the excitement of waiting for it to develop itself in front of your eyes will be worth every penny you invested!
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
This World Pinhole Photography Day is your chance to shift from the usual 35mm pinhole cameras to the unconventional medium format, stereoscopic or instant do-it-yourself' pinhole cameras. You can even turn the LomoKino into a pinhole video camera. Challenge yourself and take a pick from this list of Tipsters.
Today is Pola-Day - the international day of instant photography! And what could be more appropriate than a competition to honor this special day? Grab your favorite instant camera and join the celebration.
Looking for an incredible gift for someone, or waiting for the perfect opportunity to grab a camera you've been dying to buy? Today is the perfect day to do it, because Lomography Premium Cameras are all 20% off! This festive deal will let you spend the holidays shooting like a pro!
The Advent deals are almost over, but don't let that keep you from celebrating with us! Our final deal of the day gives you 10% off orders from the Online Shop and Gallery Stores. Whether you're looking for a new camera or accessories, don't wait until it's too late to score this awesome deal!
Admit it, you've been waiting impatiently for this moment to arrive. Well, the suspense is over, the announcement of the 3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week is finally here! We got lightpainting, we got puns, we got disposable cameras and - as always - blogs that will blow you away!
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
What's a sure way to not lose your beloved travel photos? You can bring your instant camera with you! In this article, I'll tell you some of the lomographic moments I collected during my last trip in Cracow.
If you’ve been living on Neptune for the past week (wait, how the hell did you get there?), you might have missed the memo – The brand new Lomo’Instant Wide has landed! Pre-orders are flying in for the world’s most creative wide format instant camera and lens system and we’ve decided to launch a competition to spice up the fun even further.
We tidy up the house when we know visitors are coming. It’s not just common courtesy. Our homes represent how we live and how we want to be seen. More than that, the arrangement of furniture and ornaments may influence what we do during our downtime. Want hush or energy? Try the color palettes, textures and shapes in these curated blogs.