A compact camera made around 1990-1993, a member of the “Halina Vision” models.
Halina Vision C XAS is a 35mm film camera with autofocus, autoflash, small aperture, red-eye reduction, DX decoding, motorwind, and a single shutter speed of around 1/125 – 1/500 (I’m not really sure, ’cause I do not have manuals of this camera). The camera was given to my father by my uncle years ago. I remember the camera took only one roll of film and after that my mother kept it safe. Last December 2010-the month I started shooting on film, I asked my father to look for it somewhere in our things, and thank God it was okay.
After my New Year’s vacation with family, I went to a camera doctor to have it checked. The camera doctor told me to load one CR123A battery instead of two AAA, and that’s it, the start of another journey.
What I do not like about this camera is the autoflash, I think it’s better with a on/off button for it. In daylight I cover the flash with a hanky or my hand. (sample below)
Over all, a good compact camera for shooting people and activities.
A passion for people, a love for her city, and a lot of trial and errors with cameras pushed Beirut based photographer Sama Beydoun to carry her camera around all the time capturing her surroundings. With the versatility of "La Sardina", Sama has photographed her city, friends, and family, from dusk 'til dawn, night to day, and mountains to the sea.
Working straight out of Capitol Hill, NBC producer and reporter Frank Thorp V carries around a film camera while on his day job, and not any camera: a large format Speed Graphic. Shooting large format taught Frank how to slow down and weight each shot even if it's in the midst of an impeachment.
Community member and avid camera collector Alla Dolgova (@dlgv) reviews the Lomo'Instant Wide and details her experience while capturing moments of her life. Known for their passion for experimentation and crazy cameras, the Lomographic community continues to bring film photography back to life. Lomo'Instant Wide has the creative possibilities of all Lomo cameras, but at the same time it is an instant – the finished picture appears in a few minutes.
Simon Fluck and Marc Peschke of MASCHERA came together to create "It Takes a Worried Man", an audiovisual piece using the Lomokino. We talked to Simon about this project and what made him decide to use this 35 mm movie camera.
There's no rational explanation as to why any photographer has a favorite camera sometimes, especially when this camera is heavy and not the most practical for street photography. But for large format photographer Justin Borucki, his love for tintypes will make him forget all about the weight and size of the camera, tripod, and portable darkroom he carries all around!
Disposable cameras, Instant film, and large format, Jason Kummerfeldt's tried it all on his Youtube channel Grainydays. A few years ago, he never thought we would shoot large format because of its imposing volume and size. But he eventually caved in, and after years of research for the perfect gear, made the leap into the world of large format!
Stewart Weir headed to the beach to capture nature in its purest form using the LC-A 120 and some Berlin Kino 120 film. He shared with us his experience shooting with this medium format compact camera.
Straight from Detroit to the Rock'n'Roll world, CREEM Magazine has been a guide and a bible in terms of music. With its unique covers, famous features and profiles, and even crazier newsroom, CREEM was made by music fans for music fans. LomoAmigo Julia Khoroshilov snapped some CREEM shots with our Simple Use Disposable Camera and Lomo' Instant Square to celebrate the magazine's anniversary!
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Confinement didn't stop San Diego based photographer Michael Walrond from shooting film, on the contrary, it gave him the opportunity to explore the medium even more. With the help of his friend and artist Tiffany Cole, he shot a series through screens on film, that he, later on, cross-processed for an out-of-this reality vision.
With its heavy structure and fragile ground glass, large format photography can be an intimidating medium. But for photographer and biologist Joanna Reniewicz, large-format made her persevere and work with the camera to achieve an image she's proud of.
It didn't take long for the LomoGraflok Instant Back to seduce analog photographer and co-host of the Analog Talk Podcast, Timothy Ditzler. The versatility, adaptability and ease of the LomoGraflok Instant Back made of it a perfect addition to Timothy's collection of essentials.