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  • Olympus XA2

    written by ethermoon on 2008-11-21 #gear
    Olympus XA2

    Compact, easy-to-use, carry-it-anywhere and pocket-size. These are the best four words I can manage to explain about this handy little camera, the Olympus XA2. This 80's baby is a sure win if you're out to take snapshots everywhere (just don't forget to load some film)!

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  • Fed 1: Take Pictures With "Old" Atmosphere

    written by minicooper on 2008-11-20 #gear
    Fed 1: Take Pictures With "Old" Atmosphere

    Pros: it is sexy! Cons: it may scratch your glasses... :-( The first time a FED-1 is in your hands you only can say: “Wow!”. It’s heavy, is cool, is nice, is perfect…

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  • Kodak Pro Image (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by dux_x on 2008-11-20 #gear
    Kodak Pro Image (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    LC-A`s best friend: Everybody loves xpro and use it like a lomographic language, but nothing compares to the beauty and versatility of the Kodak Proimage 100. Fine grain combined with beautiful colors and honest price.

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  • Fuji Provia (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    written by strangelilgirl on 2008-11-19 #gear
    Fuji Provia (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    X-pro Perfection: Fuji Provia is a beautiful film to shoot cross-processed photos with. Capable of a wide range of blues and greens, depending on what lighting you are shooting in, you will easily fulfill your satisfaction for impressive color shifts and intense contrasts when using this film.

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  • LC-A: Refurbishing the Light

    written by eazy360 on 2008-11-19 #gear
    LC-A: Refurbishing the Light

    Henry Miller once said, "One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things." I muse at what wonders Mr. Miller could have made with a refurbished LC-A, the lightweight yet sturdy, functionally versatile yet magically spontaneous little black Russian that continues to inspire a global community of analog souls.

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  • SPLIT-CAM

    written by camerao on 2008-11-18 #gear
    SPLIT-CAM

    First I did not know what to do with this yellow-black plastic cam, which I’ve got as a promotional gift when I subcribed to a photo-magazine.

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  • Lomo LC-A Refurb

    written by zulupt on 2008-11-17 #gear
    Lomo LC-A Refurb

    The Lomo LCA is the camera that started the Lomography movement in 1995, based upon Cocina CX-1, it was made in Saint-Petersburg, in 1982 by LOMO factories (Leningradskoye Optiko Mechanichesckoye) but the production stopped in 2005, the “replacement” arrived in 2006, the LCA+.

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  • Zero Image Pinhole Camera

    written by camerao on 2008-11-17 #gear
    Zero Image Pinhole Camera

    This camera is the one I like the most and use the most, (note my nickname: cameraO(bscura), because it brings you back to the roots of photography, and it is always a surprise, whats coming out when you have developed the film.

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  • Kodak Kodachrome SW (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by mephisto19 on 2008-11-17 #gear
    Kodak Kodachrome SW (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Upon seeing the label "Kodakchrome SW" I immediately got excited! I thought, "A black and white slidefilm?" (SW = schwarz weiß which means black and white). And so I asked the owner of the photostore about it and he answered “no, no, It means Satured Warm."

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  • Canon AE-1: The Workhorse

    written by fuzztone04 on 2008-11-17 #gear
    Canon AE-1: The Workhorse

    Over this past summer, I took a Black and White photo class at my college. A week before the class I was panicking because I didn't have a 35mm SLR to use in the class. I work at Starbucks and one of my regular customers, Mike, happened to come in one day and I told him my problem. "I have this old Canon I don't use any more and I've been wanting to sell it. How about I let you borrow it and if you like it, you can buy it?" That sounded awesome to me. So long story short, Mike ended up just giving me the camera and 3 lenses for nothing(50mm f/1.8, 80-200mm Zoom f/4.5, and a 28mm f/2.8). This camera soon became my workhorse, and it never leaves my bag.

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  • Zenit EM

    written by dogma on 2008-11-16 #gear
    Zenit EM

    Zenit - Solid as brick, precision as AK-47. Every lomographer should have on of those classic machines. I own Zenit EM. My brother was using it when he was a kid and now, after 20 years of waiting, my time has come. I could say that was love at first sight.

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  • Tipster Of The Day: The Superwide Samplerama

    written by koebold on 2008-11-16 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster Of The Day: The Superwide Samplerama

    These dynamic shots we always get from these various multi-lensed cameras such as the Supersampler that can freeze-frame your time and space into four sequential analogue duplicates and rendering them as if it was a very short and sweet two-second Lomographic daydream...

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  • B.W. 100 (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by cinzinc on 2008-11-16 #gear
    B.W. 100 (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Subtle and Rough: B.W., is that slide, negative, color, b&w? Yes its obviously black and white, and yes the brand is as easy to pronounce as utopia.

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  • Yashica Samurai X3.0 – Half Format SLR

    written by lomodirk on 2008-11-15 #gear
    Yashica Samurai X3.0 – Half Format SLR

    I don`t know where I first heard of this camera, but it must be something like love at first sight. But it could have also been something like "This thing is so ugly, I got to have it!" Most people will think you have a film camera because of its futuristic look. The film will be transported vertical instead of horizontal, which gives you the normal landscape format. Other half frame cameras must be turned to upright format to get the result of an landscape format. Confused?

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  • LC-A Refurbished: Can't Get My Hands Off You!

    written by iamwen on 2008-11-14 #gear
    LC-A Refurbished: Can't Get My Hands Off You!

    LCA is the camera i bring out everyday. The day without LCA in my bag i will feel weird, it is already part of my life. When i first join lomography, i bought a fisheye and a colorsplash. But as time goes by, i realized more and more people are using lomo LCA, and I asked, "What so great about this camera?", and i found out the reason very soon as i browse through other lomographer's lomohome. I found that the picture that taken by LCA are saturated in color and it is very contrast, and that is what I'm looking for.

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  • Holga 135

    written by stinketier on 2008-11-14 #gear
    Holga 135

    The Holga 135 is the little brother (or sister) of the great classic and legendary Holga. The Holga 135 is a small plastic camera for 35mm films. This is the first big difference to the classic Holga. Another difference is, that the Holga 135mm is, of course, a bit smaller. But one thing is still the same, the plastic lens. You get really soft and dreamy pictures with this camera on a 35mm film, so you don't have to modify your old Holga.

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  • Kodak Elitechrome EBX (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by lazyrabbit on 2008-11-14 #gear
    Kodak Elitechrome EBX (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    X-Pro X-Pro X-Pro! When this film is developed normally it is punchy, when its cross processed it is mind blowing!

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  • Fuji Velvia (120, 50 iso) user-review

    written by ethermoon on 2008-11-14 #gear
    Fuji Velvia (120, 50 iso) user-review

    Viva la Velvia! A little blue here, a little green or yellow over there. We all have our own "color stories" but let me share to you this cute film: the Fuji Velvia (ASA 50)!!!

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  • Be Lomo - Chaika II

    written by paper_doll on 2008-11-14 #gear
    Be Lomo - Chaika II

    Chaika II was produced by the Belomo factory in Belarus (then in the USSR) between 1967 and 1972. Chaika means “seagull”. It has the same camera body as the original, but with several minor changes.

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  • Holga 120 WPC

    written by kylewis on 2008-11-13 #gear
    Holga 120 WPC

    Easy to use and hold no viewfinder, ultrawide panoramic image, versatile framing a typical Holga. Imagine your well loved Holga going through a mangle and what comes out is a sort of strange comic version of the original but twice the width. A recent addition to the ever growing world of Holga this fills another gap...a very wide one.

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  • Actionsampler - 0,66 Seconds of Action

    written by babo on 2008-11-13 #gear
    Actionsampler - 0,66 Seconds of Action

    When I first saw this camera I didn`t think I would ever get one, since I thought that the Supersampler would be better, But now that I have both I don`t think that way! Actually, I would probably tell a lomo-newbie to get both of them, starting with the Actionsampler!

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  • Fuji Press (35mm, 800 iso) user-review

    written by fuzztone04 on 2008-11-13 #gear
    Fuji Press (35mm, 800 iso) user-review

    I bought this film from Lomography as part of a Snatch! offer. It was cheap, expired and I was looking for a good color negative. How could I go wrong? That's everything a good Lomographer could want in a film. I recieved the film and eagerly tossed it into my Canon AE-1 and shot the town. When it was developed, I was pleasantly surprised by the results.

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  • I love Authentic! The LC-A Refurb

    written by mantozauras on 2008-11-12 #gear
    I love Authentic! The LC-A Refurb

    Everybody agrees that Lomo LC-A is the Guru of lomography. Nobody at this site do not know what the secret letters LC-A mean. For me it is Lovely Creative Adventure. You are not merely shooting with this camera, you are having adventure. Each new roll of film tells a new story of your life.

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  • Widepan Pro II - The Panoramic Monster

    written by lomodirk on 2008-11-12 #gear
    Widepan Pro II - The Panoramic Monster

    „What the f...?“ is the most common reaction of people I know. People I don`t know start to lapse in an everlasting gaze when they see this kind of monster. Sometimes I was asked if I am some kind of topographer and when you tell people that this is „just“ a camera follows the everlasting gaze again.

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  • Konica Monochrome VX (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    written by ethermoon on 2008-11-11 #gear
    Konica Monochrome VX (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    Steady, all-around, pleasing grains and vibrant black and white film! Here's one of my favorite black and white film aside from the Ilford family!

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  • Vivitar UWS: Livin La Vivi Loca

    written by strangelilgirl on 2008-11-10 #gear
    Vivitar UWS: Livin La Vivi Loca

    I’ve gotten a lot of experience with the Fisheye 2 and the Actionsampler, but I’ve been in want of something more, let’s say, traditional. Vignettes in the corners! Saturated colors! One lens producing a good-old rectangular photo! But funds are short and something like the LCA has to wait for Christmas, so what do I do to quench my thirst in the meantime? I’d heard about this “Vivi” and seen sample photos that, whether due to my inexperience with the LCA or the expertise of the photographers posting them, looked very reminiscent of that famous Minitar lens. Mix in some Diana softness and vignettes, add a splash of Fisheye-suggestive wide angles, and you’ve got some pretty impressive photos.

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  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 1600 iso) user- review

    written by callumbum on 2008-11-10 #gear
    Fuji Superia (35mm, 1600 iso) user- review

    Great saturation but not as sensitive as you would think in low light conditions i would've thought that somehow needs the help of flash.

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  • The Creative Cheki 50

    written by vtayeh on 2008-11-09 #gear
    The Creative Cheki 50

    The Fuji Cheki 50 is definitely the best party camera! This camera has reinvented instant photography with its wallet-sized shots, easy point-n-shoot functions and its sleek, silver looks; it’s surely going to make the top of your list too.

  • Tipster Of The Day: Multiple Fader Deluxe

    written by bearncze on 2008-11-09 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster Of The Day: Multiple Fader Deluxe

    On taking snapshots, you always rely on whatever there is your immediate surroundings has and it is up to your own intuition to decide when is the right time to press that shutter button of the camera you fully trust, hoping that it will faithfully reproduced as exactly as what you saw in your viewfinder. (Un)fortunately, this is not the case with this camera...

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  • Fuji Astia (120, 100 iso) user-review

    written by ethermoon on 2008-11-09 #gear
    Fuji Astia (120, 100 iso) user-review

    Fuji Astia is Love! Still can't get the hang why maybe your shots from a Fuji film have not been turning out red. Well, you better try without hesitation the Fuji Astia 100! It's a reddish, full frame shot one after another!

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