Lubitel + Love From Waist Level


Love from Waist Level

Love from Waist Level

Published by the Lomographic Society International , “Love from Waist Level” presents a full-bodied look at the grand past and absolutely brilliant future of the Lubitel and Lubitel+ cameras. Bound in hardcover, this colourful edition is packed shut with expert interviews, historical tales and images, Lubitel Lover profiles, inspirational tips and tricks, and an enormous gallery of mind-blowing medium format and 35mm Lubitel images!

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This romantic book represents the first step in a sure to be long-lived collection of Lubitel books and other publications. From this moment on, a fresh copy of “Love From Waist Level” will be included with every Lubitel+ package. It’s also available for individual purchase in our online shop (20 USD/EUR).

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Our most sincere gratitude for your purchase of the Lubitel+ camera. We’ve gone ahead and placed 20 piggypoints into your account. That’s 20 USD/Eur for the new “Love from Waist Level” book! Or, of course, you can spend those 20 piggies on something totally different. But we recommend the book – it’s a knockout!

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New Lubitel+ Tips & Tricks

Our elite team of ground glass gladiators and waist-level lotharios have cooked up a brand new and awfully sweet-smelling batch of tips and tricks. Put them to work and tease a new batch of entirely unique perspectives from your Lubitel+.

Flash ‘Em Through The Viewfinder

Here’s a special technique for you to “shoot from the waist.” Size up your subject, dial in the right focus and exposure settings, and point an electronic flash (like our Diana flash) right through the waist-level viewfinder and flash your subject through the Lubitel lens.

Double Expose with Other Cameras

Given the Lubitel’s twin nature of 35mm and 120, and its totally unique ability to rewind a 120 roll – it’s uniquely suited to absolutely freaking amazing results when fresh rolls of Lubitel shots are unloaded and shot through another camera, or vice-versa. Let us show you some of the greatest hits.

Holgon Strobe Flash – by Mephisto19

A great way of using your Lubitel+ is adding a Holgon strobe flash! Use the b-setting and a small aperture (f.5,6), so your pictures are not overexposed. I like to add the lomo cable release, so I have the free hand I need for one of the techniques…

There are two different ways:

1: Just take shots as usual in bulb- mode. You’ll get crazy results on one frame, the same objects many times and repetitions of itself.

2: Advance the film! Load the camera, add the cable release, darken the room, load the flash and shoot. While the flash is firing, advance the film bit by bit, so you’ll get an endless overlapping shot, looking like an ultra long Superampler shot. You can arrange people around you in a circle and turn, turn, turn.
There are surely more strobe- techniques. just try…!

Three Terrific Lubitel Lovers

The Lubitel is for lovers. People who are open-minded, enthusiastic, free with their ideas, philanthropic, endlessly curious, always travelling, constantly documenting, and completely awestruck by the enduring power of analog photographs. We’ve embarked on a worldwide search to find the most tender, the most unpredictable, and above all, the most passionate lovers of the Lubitel and Lubitel+. Allow us to present our three newest guys and gals:


A primo Lomographer for the better part of 10 years, this handsome Italian gentleman experienced his very first waist-level affair with the Lubitel+

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While innocently hunting for a Digital SLR fisheye lens, this friendly newcomer to Lomography describes the Lubitel in five words as “Full Control lovely black box.” Brilliant.

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Surely one of the most talented members of the Lomographic Community, Tracy V. Moore crafts beautiful handmade journals, holds incredible artistic retreats, and clearly knows his way around a multicoated Russian lens.

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Lubitel+ Run Rumble – A Flash of light

As soon as the sun goes down some Lomographic cameras must sadly go to sleep as well. Not the Lubitel, oh no, with a flash in hand this new Lomography recreation can do wonders. No matter if it is the Colorsplash flash, the Diana flash or the Holgon Strobe flash, we want to see your results. If you have no shots so far, don’t worry, this rumble ends in 14 days!

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written by lucasjakobsson on 2009-01-13 #news #rumble #book #offer #tips #lubitel


  1. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    Re: Flash ‘Em Through The Viewfinder,

    Does this technique work with all lubitels? or just the +?

  2. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Is there a list of the contributers/ lomographers who made it in the book?

  3. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    So cool, one day that book and camera will be mine. That is very generous to offer the twenty piggies to past Lubi buyers too. LSI rocks.

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Oh that looks like a beautiful book!! And thanks a lot to offer these 20 piggies to the former Lubitel+ buyers! When do we get them on our account?
    I'm really in love with my new Lubitel, such a great camera, I simply can't stop to use it and all my other cameras are very jealous because they're waiting that I use them again and hoping I will get bored of the Lubitel... but this time hasn't come yet!!! Sure I wil use my other cams again, but I'm really in a big "Lubitel time"!!

  5. dogma
    dogma ·

    Wow LSI really rocks :)))))) i'm not a lubitel+ owner, i have some previous versions of this mechanical beast, but i will definitely get one of those books :)

  6. fab
    fab ·

    A book??!? Whar a news!
    Thanks for the piggies...

  7. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    =D One book on the way to meeeeeeeeeeeeee =)

  8. graefin
    graefin ·

    WAHHHHH *scream* it's out it's out it's out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And I already see one of pictures!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
    20€?!?! Oh thats not that expensive. Question: Do the people that are "in" the book get the piggies again to buy the book? If not, I don't mind, I buy it anyway.

  9. redi16
    redi16 ·

    Is there an online list of contributors?

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i want it! i must have it!

  11. violeta
    violeta ·

    One of my pics is in the book!!!! :D Im so happy! I've already bought one book!

  12. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    Yeah contributor list please :)

  13. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i just ordered my copy....! :Dand i am so excited!

  14. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ everyone

    the list of contributors can be found here:

    at the bottom

    @ greafin

    contributions are taken from last summers Lubitel rumble:

    there you can see what terms applied. You also got piggies for winning this rumble and becoming a Lubitel lover :)

  15. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    oh i loves the lubitel with color neg..

  16. graefin
    graefin ·

    yep lucas that was the question and I've already ordered a copy via mephisto19. :D sooo happy.

  17. ferro_ud
    ferro_ud ·

    ehi and what about the contributors?
    do I have not the book for free? :)

  18. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    the book is so close
    no delivery on saturdays, so i have to wait till monday and it is roght next to me...
    i want it to arrive
    i want to look through it

  19. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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