Tipster - The All New DIY Feature Cameras & Accessories On Lomography.com

2009-01-02 5

To try something new is to create something new. Staying true to our promise to make Lomography.com the hub of analogue photography we are dedicating this new feature to all Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts out there. Unlike the past, the focus is no longer on the Diana or the Holga. With Tipster we are opening up the field to all Lomographic cameras & accessories out there.

To try something new is to create something new. Staying true to our promise to make Lomography.com the hub of analogue photography we are dedicating this new feature to all Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts out there. Unlike the past, the focus is no longer on the Diana or the Holga. With Tipster we are opening up the field to all Lomographic cameras & accessories out there.

What’s It All About?

Tipster is about camera & accessory modifications. We regularly plan to bring out the best daring recreations of our beloved Lomographic tools. But in order to make this happen, we need some help from you and there are piggies waiting to be adopted for those of you eager to take part. Twenty pink n porky friends will be coming your way if you send us a modification with instructions and photos. whereas 5 little ones will be at your disposal if you have an idea for the Lomographic crew to try out. Put your minds to work and send lucas.jakobsson@lomography.com an email with your ideas.

3 DIY Modifications For You To Try

For the first installment of Tipster we have selected some of our favorite tips from the community. Here is the best of this month’s modifications!

Foggy Vision" by zorgzorg

Recycling is a steady theme in the world today, but what do you do with the blister foil packs once you have taken your vitamin pill? A nice LC-A modification perhaps?

1. Pop some pills and cut at least two of the blister foil that came with it.

2. Put one of it over the lens of your LC-A with an opaque tape

3. And tape the other one over the camera’s viewfinder, in this way you will have an idea how your photo would come out.

4. Now that you are done. Start shooting!

An easy enough modification to do with no lasting effects on your camera, but what about the photos? A smudged out, dreamy effect that removes clarity, but enhances the appearance of your subject! Another plus is that you easily exchange a clear foil for one with color for some extra distortion.

Read more here

http://shop.lomography.com

“The Supersampler Extreme Cut” by specialblewah

The Supersampler has become the multi-lens camera of choice for many. But is there more to this plastic camera than 4 images in succession? What about removing the plastic in between the lenses?

1. Use a woodcut tool and make the first cut diagonally

2. For each successive cut you can go from top to bottom

3. Use the nail clippers to trim the parts that could not be reached with the wood cutter

The results are stunning, a mixture of deep colors with overlapping exposures means total unpredictability! The only downside of this experiment is that it is irreversible so think twice before getting that woodcutter out.

Read more here

http://shop.lomography.com/

“Everybody Loves the Fisheye” by larslau

The fisheye effect, seeing the world in a 170 degree circle, is one of the most loved by Lomographers the world over. But what do you do if you want to use this effect with a Fuji Instax camera or an old Russian deadstock beauty?

1. Take a Fisheye 2 camera

2. Cut of the lens, take out the lens elements and the plastic ring separating the front lens

3. Take the front lens together with the plastic ring and tape them together

With this modification you can have a fisheye effect on any camera that you own. One particularly nice aspect of this modification is the ability to take half the image with a fisheye mod while the other half like your normal camera would. This shows exactly how wide the fisheye lens is as you will see parts of your picture twice.

Read more here

http://shop.lomography.com/

Coming Soon

Modifications, techniques and experiments all in one place is a dream come true for the die-hard DIY Lomographers out there. All past, present and future experiments to Lomography experiments will be archived in this one place easily accessible to you, Lab Rats as well. This includes camera & accessories & films alike. Stay tuned for more to come!

If you want to have all the latest news about Lomography in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter!

written by lucasjakobsson on 2009-01-02 #news #diy #supersampler #tipster #fiesheye-2 #lc-a

5 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    coooool
    i like the new look

  2. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    i have a spare fisheye 2. but i didnt really understand how to do.

  3. ananditya
    ananditya ·

    The Supersampler Extreme Cut is my favorite

  4. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    I love the foggy vision.. =)
    lovely~!!!

  5. atari_fear
    atari_fear ·

    damn good!

More Interesting Articles

  • Stay Focused: Launching the Newest Lomography Mystery Product

    written by Lomography on 2016-04-02 #news #gear
    Stay Focused: Launching the Newest Lomography Mystery Product

    No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. We are once again preparing for the launch of our newest mystery product! Have a seat, change your perspective, and stay focused because we're going to be dropping a few clues here and there before we let you in on our little secret.

    2016-04-02 10
  • Rewind: Lomography Event Recaps From Gallery Stores and Embassy Shops

    written by shhquiet on 2015-12-30 #news
    Rewind: Lomography Event Recaps From Gallery Stores and Embassy Shops

    2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!

    2015-12-30 1
  • Cameras in Depth: Plain Glass Viewfinders

    written by sirio174 on 2016-05-11 #gear
    Cameras in Depth: Plain Glass Viewfinders

    This article, the beginning of a new series, is dedicated to the comparison of some cameras with a plain glass viewfinder, without focusing aids, except the possible presence of a rangefinder. As you can discover here, our composition depends on the selected viewfinder. Take a look!

    2016-05-11 13
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Instantly Optimal: Street Photography

    written by Lomography on 2016-03-04 #gear #tutorials
    Instantly Optimal: Street Photography

    Our first article in the Instantly Optimal Tipster Series shows you how to get sly, sneaky and snappy! Here are the Lomo’Instant Wide features and settings to put to use when you’re out on the streets.

    2016-03-04
  • Lomography X FOTO HITS Medium Format Rumble

    written by Lomography on 2015-11-26 #news
    Lomography X FOTO HITS Medium Format Rumble

    With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!

    2015-11-26 2
  • Cameras in Depth: SLR Viewfinders

    written by sirio174 on 2016-05-18 #gear
    Cameras in Depth: SLR Viewfinders

    This article compares the viewfinder of some my SLR cameras: in fact, the photographic composition depends a lot on what we see in the viewfinder. After the first article dedicated to the plain glass viewfinder, this is the time to compare different SLR viewfinders and focusing screens.

    2016-05-18 3
  • Shop News

    Great discounts abound with the Great Fisheye Sale!

    Great discounts abound with the Great Fisheye Sale!

    See the world in a whole new way with our Lomography Fisheye cameras! Selected editions now on sale at 20% off! Fisheye cases at 50% off! Order within the month and get a free Fisheye keychain with every camera, and a free Circle Cutter when you buy a Fisheye case with your camera!

  • December 12th Advent Offer: Accessorize Your Holiday Fun and Save 20% on Diana Accessories! (Online Code: AMAZINGACCESSORIES20)

    written by Lomography on 2015-12-12 #news #gear
    December 12th Advent Offer: Accessorize Your Holiday Fun and Save 20% on Diana Accessories! (Online Code: AMAZINGACCESSORIES20)

    Looking for new ways to expand your photography adventures? For today's Advent special, all Lomography accessories are 20% off. Head over to the Online Shop or the Lomography Gallery Store and stock up on goodies today!

    2015-12-12
  • Trusty Bags for Trusty Cameras

    written by lomography on 2015-10-17 #news #gear
    Trusty Bags for Trusty Cameras

    We spend copious amounts of time stalking camera forums and researching specifications that "hunter" seems a more fitting term than "collector." And yet, when the time comes to pack all this game—the new or thrillingly ancient cameras—we DIY padding on the spot. (Guilty of trying to avoid the unappealing gear bag from the department store.) Last year though we stocked up on camera bags that are as cool as they are protective. Here are some of them.

    2015-10-17
  • A Secret of the Cosmos: Launching the Newest Lomography Product

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-19 #news #gear
    A Secret of the Cosmos: Launching the Newest Lomography Product

    Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light! We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!

    2016-01-19 19
  • Shop News

    Say Aloha to the Lomo'Instant Honolulu!

    Say Aloha to the Lomo'Instant Honolulu!

    Ride the wave of infinite creative possibility with the Lomo'Instant Honolulu! Sway with the palm trees, dig your toes in the sand, and start snapping amazing instant photos!

  • Lomo'Instant Love on Instagram

    written by lomography on 2015-10-28
    Lomo'Instant Love on Instagram

    It has been more than a year since we introduced the Lomo'Instant camera to the film photography world via Kickstarter. Since then, the world's most creative instant camera system has earned a permanent place on the camera collections (not to mention social media pages!) of many instant photography enthusiasts all over the world.

    2015-10-28
  • LomoAmigo Simeon Smith Shoots with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens

    written by lomographysoholondon on 2016-03-09 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo Simeon Smith Shoots with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens

    UK-based photographer Simeon Smith is a true analogue apostle, sampling camera sounds to make interesting rhythms, then shooting film to make his music videos. He is also a huge Leica fan so we decided to lend him the new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens to test out.

    2016-03-09 2
  • December 22nd Advent Offer: Get A Last-Minute Holiday Treat With Today's Special Deal! (Online Code: LASTCALL10)

    written by Lomography on 2015-12-22 #news #gear
    December 22nd Advent Offer: Get A Last-Minute Holiday Treat With Today's Special Deal! (Online Code: LASTCALL10)

    Have you been waiting for the perfect holiday deal? Our Advent specials are winding down, so today we are offering 10% off a huge range of products, from cameras to film to accessories and more! Time is running out, so don't delay!

    2015-12-22