The Story So Far with the Lubitel+

2013-04-21 20

On February, I graduated with my Masters Degree and I was so happy! No more exams and obviously no more thesis to write! I wanted to treat myself with a present, it’s like a present from me to me and the perfect present would be a camera to shoot with after my post-graduate life. So a week after my graduation, I bought the camera I’ve been waiting for years: the Lubitel+! Here’s my story so far with this camera!

Lubitel and I

As I received the package from DHL, I rushed upstairs and opened the package! Oh my! That feeling when you receive the new camera, it’s a feeling I’m not used to until now. I just love the excitement of unwrapping and finally touch the camera. In this case, I was so so excited because Lubitel+ is my first TLR so before go out and shoot like crazy with Lubitel+, I read the manual instructions and read the Lubitel book first to get the feeling and mood, of course to learn how to use this charming sexy camera! I spent hours to read them all and I finally took a photo using Lubitel+

First Lubitel shot

I decided to go out and went for a lomowalk with my dear lomofriend Bebop. I was so excited because this is the first time for me using Lubitel+ and I brought several rolls just in case I went crazy shooting and spend all the rolls! But I didn’t.

Hit the streets!

Of course, I shot Bebop!


Sometimes, my curiosity gets me and makes me want to shoot my shoes using this camera!


I also want to do macro photography with this camera but I’m still figuring out how to do the right focusing!


The main reason I bought this camera is this camera have 0.8 focus just like the mighty Lomo LC-A+ but Lubitel+ is a medium format camera so much analogue love in it! I just love taking portraits using Lubitel+!


and some other portraits!

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After three roll of using Lubitel+, I decided to put a slide film in it and surprise surprise! I just love it! Lubitel+ and slide film is such a perfect combination!

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I don’t know why I keep shooting myself if there’s a mirror around me, I guess TLR user would know the answer.

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Talking about taking portraits, I took these portraits while my baby niece Nadia was sleeping. Sleeping beauty!

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So, here’s my story so far with Lubitel+ and a lot more to come, including a doubles or film swap with a friend.

I simply love my Lubitel+!

Credits: adi_totp

written by adi_totp on 2013-04-21 #lifestyle #medium-format #120 #adi_totp #lubitel #lomography #analogue-lifestyle


  1. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Congratulations on graduating and for having a Lubitel!

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @icuresick thank you very much,erick!! :D

  3. lomo-graf
    lomo-graf ·

    Congratulations - great success AND a great camera - what else are you asking for? ;-)
    Enjoy these days, lucky guy! BTW, great photos, I love them all. Looking forward to my first shoots with my almost new LUBITEL 166

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @lomo-graf thank you very much! You made me realized how lucky I am now,man! so thank you :D aaah great! please let me know if you already upload the album of Lubitel 166 :D cheers

  5. vonkrueger
    vonkrueger ·


  6. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    wohooo seru, gw kelar s2 nanti dapet lubi juga ga ya...

  7. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @istionojr kelar S1 kalau lo sih ga :D amiiiiiin

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @vonkrueger Lubitel man!! :D

  9. vici
    vici ·


  10. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @vici thank you very much!! :D

  11. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    Let's party!!

  12. vici
    vici ·

    now that I've had a chance to read your article - I can tell you how GREAT your photos are!!! Excellent photos, especially for being new to the camera!

  13. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @bebopbebop aaah kapan meet up lagi yuk??!! Kamis yuk Kamis!!!

  14. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @vici woooowww! thank you very much and I take it as a great compliment :D :D . I just really love this camera and for many years I've been waiting for this camera, now finally I have it so it's really a great feeling. Lubitel+ have 0.8 focus just like the LC-A+ and I think that's the key for all my portraits that I took with this camera. Thanks again! :)

  15. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    kamis pagi!

  16. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @bebopbebop baru bisa nyuci Kamis siang! pagi masih di Jakarta bop.

  17. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·


  18. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @ihave2pillows thank you my friend! :D

  19. bayuprihantoro
    bayuprihantoro ·

    mantaf nih!! :D

  20. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @bayuprihantoro terima kasih mas :D

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