Taking Back Tipsters: Lubitel 166+ Tips

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Whether you’ve just gotten a spanking new Lubitel 166+ or haven’t gotten far along in mastering it, we bring you this Taking Back Tipsters installment brimming with tips and tricks by our fellow lomographers dedicated to this medium format favorite. Read on to find out more!

Photo by yopanic

166+ Series #13: Tipsteroids 166+ (Part 1) by yopanic

Since the Lubitel 166+ is one of the favorite medium format cameras in the community, it’s not surprising to find everyone wanting to know everything there is to know about this beauty. Lomographer yopanic answered everyone’s call by making regular installments of his Lubitel 166+ Tipsteroids — check out the first installment above!

Photo by ouroborosx

Love & Sprockets: A Lubitel 166+ Masterclass by ouroborosx

Likewise, lomographer ouroborosx shares his own set of tips and tricks in the tipster above, where he condensed the basics and shooting know-how into a “masterclass” tipster. If you think you still need to get a grip on how your Lubitel 166+ works, the guide above will serve you well!

Credits: ping-junior

Lubitel 166+ Macro by ping-junior

Do you want to try something new with your Lubitel 166+ — maybe something as “advanced” as macro photography? Lomographer ping-junior tells you how you can experiment with a tunnelvision lens to achieve a macro effect with your Lubitel!

Photo by ndroo

Being Beautiful with the Lubitel 166+ by ndroo

In case you haven’t noticed (or haven’t tried it yet), the Lubitel 166+ allows you to rewind your 120 film before the roll is finished, making it possible for you to do doubles with it whether with yourself or a fellow lomographer. One thing you can try with this function, says lomographer ndroo, is to double-expose some textures with your portraits. Find out how in his tipster above!

Photo by mephisto19

The Lubitel + With 220 Film by mephisto19

If you’re lucky to have spotted a 220 film roll or two, and are thinking of loading it in a medium format camera, you might want to try shooting the Lubitel 166+ with it! Lomographer extraordinaire mephisto19 has found that aside from 35mm and 120 films, the Lubitel 166+ can also accommodate 220 films, so head over to the tipster above to find out how to do it!

The Lubitel 166+ is a loving recreation of the Soviet-era classic. Based on a design that dates back over 60 years, this camera is updated with new features like the ability to shoot both 120 and 35mm film. Shoot mind-blowing images with the Lubitel 166+, available in our Online Shop.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-01 #gear #tutorials #lubitel #tipster #lubitel-166 #lomography #tipsters #taking-back-tipsters-series


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @ping-junior ! asik! :D

  2. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    ^_____^ @adi_totp ^____^
    I love lubitel 😍

  3. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    Thanx for the TIPS! Love Lubitel too!

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