Top 5 Analogue Products That Have Made A Lomographic Comeback

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When it comes to all things analogue, trust Lomography to be ahead of the curve. From bringing the 110 format back from the dead, to reviving and improving the favorite camera models of yore, discover the interesting history behind some of our best-selling Lomography goodies that have made a comeback!

Photos via The Detrich Collection and Lomography

*Diana F+*

The early versions of the Diana F+ were so popular back in the 60’s and 70’s that the dreamy plastic cameras were handed out as giveaways at fairs and carnivals! Manufactured under several brand names such as Acme, Debonair, Zodiac, etc., there are nearly 200 incarnations of this fan fave documented in The Detrich Collection.

Read more in Old's Cool Old School: Vintage Diana Cameras

Photos via Flickr, Bygone Bureau and Lomography

*Lomo LC-A+*

This legendary camera that gets the most Lomo love was born in St. Petersburg in 1982. Inspired by the Japanese compact Cosina CX-1, the LC-A was created as the improved version for the Russian people’s snapshooting pleasure by ЛОМО́. More upgrades (such as simplified zone focusing and a multiple exposure switch) and decades later, the LC-A+ is still one of the most sought-after Soviet cameras.

Find out more in the LC-A+ History

Photos via Lomography, ModCloth and FPP

*110 Format Film* & *110 Cameras*

In 2009, 110 film production ceased and it looked like the format might be lost forever. Forever? Never say never! Lomography brought the near-extinct 110 format back in 2012 with a range of Baby 110 cameras and film for a whole new generation of analogue enthusiasts.

Find out more about Baby 110 cameras and film

Photos via Magazine and Lomography

*La Sardina*

Let’s time travel back to the 1930s when the original sardine camera, the Kandor candid, cost just $3. Unfortunately, it made use of the defunct 127 film format and rusted very easily. Luckily, we’ve got the modern 35mm version of it and, boy, does the La Sardina come in a lot of delectable designs!

Read more in The History of the La Sardina

Photos via krrb, National Media Museum and Lomography


Always dreamed of making your own stop-motion or silent films? Taking a cue from the golden days of cinema and the glamour of old Hollywood, the LomoKino’s hand-crank shooting style reminds us of the 8mm and 16mm cameras used at the turn of the century!

Find out more in the LomoKino Microsite

Photos via Cameramate and Lomography

And now, in the year 2013, Lomography adds yet another analogue feather to its hat with the new, improved, reimagined and reinvented *Petzval Portrait Lens*. Using photographic science that’s nearly two centuries old, this opulent optic instrument is a total class act for both analogue and digital cameras alike! And you thought you’d never live to see the day this piece of history makes a comeback, right?

Read more in The Petzval Lens: A Breakthrough in Optics (1840)

*Check out the Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens on Kickstarter!*

The new Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens is a reinvention of the legendary portrait glass lens that first appeared in the 19th century. Our version is a high-quality glass optic that makes it possible for Canon and Nikon analogue and digital SLR mount cameras to yield the famous Petzval look – sharp focus areas with unique bokeh effects, strong color saturation, and artful vignettes. It’s a distinct look that goes far beyond using photo editing software and filters.

Fund this project on Kickstarter and help us bring back this extraordinary lens for 21st century photographers and filmmakers!

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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!


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    It would be cool if there was a winder for the LC-A+

  2. photobarbie
    photobarbie ·

    Awesome how lomography continues to bring old products back. We really appreciate it!! Analogue lover.

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