Lomography Experimental Lens Kit: First Impressions by Michael Emhofer


Moving on to our next interview, another of our folks from the Lomography HQ in Vienna has stepped up to tell us about his insights and first impressions on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit. Let’s hear from Michael Emhofer and see some of his best shots yet after the jump!

Full name: Michael Emhofer
LomoHome: michaelem
Location: Vienna
Lens/es Used: Wide Angle 12mm, Standard 24mm, Fisheye Lens

1. Can you share with us your first impressions using the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit?

My first impression was, “Well, that’s odd.” After shooting the first few frames I was amazed at how close the look of the images came to those taken using a Holga or an analogue plastic lens camera.

2. How did it feel to go digital using the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit, considering your analogue photography background?

I’m still working out how to treat the camera and kit. I’ve been using it with my full-spectrum-converted EP-1 to do some infrared photography and like the overall look I get with that combination. The full-spectrum setup has some qualities that are not available to film and the lens kit gives me more of that analogue feel and unpredictability for that kind of photography. I kind of like the low barrier to take a frame (which makes the “don’t think, just shoot” a bit easier).

3. What do you like most about shooting with the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit?

The combination of wired plastic lenses compared with a relatively large image sensor has been up to now completely unavailable when shooting digital and this kit gives me new options to play with that combination.

4. Which feature or function of the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit did you enjoy shooting with?

Most definitely the second shutter with the ability to do unpredictable multiple exposure shots.

5. Which subject/s and/or technique/s do you think is/are best for shooting with the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit?

Subject-wise, anything that you can get close to. Having shot a lot of infrared with my lenses I’m quite happy with using the kit for various plants which give nice IR-effects. Other than that, it works very well in a social/party environment where people just play with the different lenses (fisheye!).

Want to know more about Lomography’s newest lenses? Allow us to introduce you to the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit and show you how to equip these lenses onto your micro 4/3 camera!

Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with the == Lomography Experimental Lens Kit.== This lens pack is compatible with all Micro 4/3 digital cameras and comes with three lenses: standard 24mm, wide-angle 12mm and fisheye. This super creative lens kit will let you take wide-angle, fisheye, and multiple exposure shots, delight in exciting photographic effects and tint your images with color filters. View the Experimental Lens Kit Site or get yours in the Online Shop now!

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  1. pippilongstockings
    pippilongstockings ·

    Wow, these photos are beautiful! This makes me so excited to try the new lenses. Can I ask- which filter was used in the first photo? The colours are gorgeous!

  2. michaelem
    michaelem ·

    The first one was just the yellow filter from the kit, but I had the lens on a full-spectrum converted (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full-spectrum_photography) Olympus Pen EP-1. That is why the plants all look so white - they reflect a lot of infrared light. There are a few companies that will convert your digital camera to record infrared light as well as normal light for about 100~200 USD.

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