A Quality Character: The New Lomography Mystery Product Part 5


The wait for our mystery product is almost over! Here is one last clue before the big reveal tomorrow, April 10th!

What could this be?

Over the past week, we have been releasing little clues about our exciting new Lomography product. Confused and anxious, or all knowing?! Whichever way, the wait is aaaalmost over – our new product will be revealed tomorrow on April 10th!

So let’s have a run through of the clues you have been given so far. This product is a new and special character to Lomography, with links to Russia in 1958, it has a likeness to the inner-workings of a goat’s eyesight and some big mates in the world of photography. Who the hell is this character??? Well, we will be revealing all tomorrow! Please take note of the launch time in your region:

Worldwide Launch Times

New York – 7:00
London – 12:00
Vienna – 13:00
Hong Kong – 19:00
Tokyo – 20:00

If you’d like to meet our new character before anyone else, sign up to our special list here

written by hembot on 2014-04-09 #news #mystery-product #a-quality-character


  1. jimjimm
    jimjimm ·

    this has to be a tilt shift lens.....

  2. cabreb
    cabreb ·

    Very expensive, I suppose...

  3. minchi
    minchi ·

    It's a pepper :D

  4. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    It can't be a tilt shift lens if it could be used on a Leica M, that would only work on an SLR. I think all those camera bodies were a red herring...

  5. draekko74
    draekko74 ·

    it IS a lens, it will be mounted in all of those cameras, and it will be wide angle and/or panoramic. And it will be named Goat-58, or Russian Goat, or GoatVision, or something like that.

  6. francois
    francois ·

    Obviously it won't fit on a reflex camera. So it has to come with a viewfinder. It has to be wide angle but not a tilt/shift lens. A regular fisheye would just be too easy. I'm still sticking with the anamorphic lens prediction.

  7. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    Yup yup I am still sticking to my guess that it's a lens adapter for the Petzval so you can use it on various cameras ...

  8. pillarofautumn
    pillarofautumn ·

    The goat's eye makes me think of an anamorphic lens...

  9. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    @scootiepye Me too... I'm hoping for M42 or T-mount Petzval, maybe with real diaphragm... I think Waterhouse stops are bogus, even in 1870! However, that silhouette looks like a very short focus, extreme wide angle lens, so, how about a M39 fish eye?? The only other guess is Mir 1 37mm f/2.8 copy in M39 with back focus shortened to fit FED/Zorki/Leica and adapt to mirrorless. Mir 1 was from 1958, but it was M42 and Zenit M39 SLR mounts...

  10. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    @herbert-4 I'm hoping for a selection of Petzval adaptors! he he and I thought I was a geek nerd you certainly know your stuff!

  11. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    @scootiepye The bad thing about current Petzval is that Nikon and Canon mounts have too long back focus and too large diameter to be adapted to anything else. I think Petzval should have been a T-mount with adapters for everything in the world. The decision makers in LSI are just too young, sometimes...

  12. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    Mir 1 is a great great great lens! Maybe M39? Difficult, different distance film-lens...

  13. masfoto
    masfoto ·

    A Fisheye lens

  14. nuo2x2
    nuo2x2 ·

    based on that silhouette, a short focused lens... with a very wide angle... well, the 'wide angle' is the main keyword here.
    goat can see up to 300 degree angle...then, something similar to (oh sorry, wider than) the fish eye lens..

  15. sudhakar
    sudhakar ·

    A wide angle anamorphic lens

  16. copefan
    copefan ·

    looks like tthe top of my flask..... so its a wide angle lens i can fit to the top of my flask.....

  17. aranmanoth
    aranmanoth ·

    WTF! €600 for this fucking lens! Lomography has gone totally insane! I prefered the old times of still expensive but at the end affordable plastic stuff!!! Lomography, just for really cool and snob hipsters!

  18. copefan
    copefan ·

    £500.00 errrr no thanks how can this be lomography, this is for the people who can afford so called real cameras, not us who like the old, the tatty and the odd! :-)

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