More Recent Articles in #gear

  • Polaroid High Definition (35mm, 200 iso) User-Review

    written by dogma on 2008-11-25 #gear
    Polaroid High Definition (35mm, 200 iso) User-Review

    The last Mohican: I found this film really unexpectedly. Everything started that day when I discovered Lomography. I was browsing the lomography site and then in the shop I saw Smena Symbol. I somehow knew my parents used to have something like this camera, so I went down to our basement where all old stuff goes, and dug for it. After couple hours of hard searching I found it. Working and smelling fantastic! When I moved the the film advance lever I noticed the rewind crank moved too, meaning there is a film inside!

  • Argus C3 "The Brick"

    written by dirklancer on 2008-11-25 #gear
    Argus C3 "The Brick"

    The Argus C3, a range finder camera affectionately known by its many lovers as "the Brick", is an artifact right out of the early mid-19th century machine age. The front of the camera is covered in gears, and it could easily pass for a highly specialized scientific measuring device at first glance. It is constructed of heavy Bakelite and metal, so you can guess that it's about as heavy as a brick...hence the nickname.

  • Rollei 35, The Friend In Your Pocket!

    written by champi on 2008-11-24 #gear
    Rollei 35, The Friend In Your Pocket!

    The Rollei 35 is a compact, all metal and all manual 35mm camera. With it's retractable 40mm Tessar lens, it will be your perfect photographic companion, fitting one of your pockets anywhere you will go!

  • Lomography RedScale (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by tom_ashor_bhaan on 2008-11-24 #gear
    Lomography RedScale (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Saturday night´s fever: Taking pictures with ISO100 redscale negative at night with wide angle lens.

  • Canon FTb

    written by larslau on 2008-11-24 #gear
    Canon FTb

    The Canon FTb is a real classic SLR camera. It was originally released March 1971 and quickly became a favorite for advanced amateur photographers - and not without a reason.

  • Leader Camera - Staff Review

    written by somapic on 2008-11-24 #gear
    Leader Camera - Staff Review

    The Leader Camera is another very basic Diana clone. Two shutterspeeds - Normal and Long time, 3 focus settings just like the Diana and the possibility to chose from two apertures- one for bright sun and the other one for- ok, let´s say - just a little less light.

  • Be Lomo Agat

    written by shhquiet on 2008-11-23 #gear
    Be Lomo Agat

    Agat cameras was produced in the fomer USSR by the BelOMO enterprise in Minsk.

  • Kodak Gold 100 GA (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by zulupt on 2008-11-23 #gear
    Kodak Gold  100 GA (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Expired Kodak Gold 100 GA (12 exp.) is one of my favourite negative films, those bright colours are just amazing, check out every flea market, your attic or closet to see if you can get one of these.

  • Holga 120 SF: The Original Holga Love

    written by vicuna on 2008-11-23 #gear
    Holga 120 SF: The Original Holga Love

    The Holga 120SF is my very first Lomographic camera (I bought it 2004) and I immediately felt in love with it, and thus, with the whole Lomographic spirit later on. Sure, Holga is well known by all lomographers, but what makes the Holga 120 SF so special?

  • Tipster Of The Day: Hot Chocolate For The Lomographic Soul

    written by grad on 2008-11-23 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster Of The Day: Hot Chocolate For The Lomographic Soul

    Instead of ending up stuck inside your bedroom while you snug your favourite pillow under the sheets today, why not turn off that heater, put on some thermal gloves and don't forget to load a roll of film into your LC-A because...

  • Foma Fomapan (120, 400 iso) User-Review

    written by evev on 2008-11-23 #gear
    Foma Fomapan (120, 400 iso) User-Review

    What on earth can Fomapan do? You will never know what to expect what a cheap B&W film like this can do unless you've tried it yourself. You cannot count on other people's opinion this time around. Let your camera take this fine and nice Fomapan Black & White film to go out shooting with you.

  • Lubitel 166+ – My First Rolls

    written by scootiepye on 2008-11-22 #gear
    Lubitel 166+  – My First Rolls

    A selection of shots here to show you from my very first few rolls shot with the new Lubitel 166+. I have been waiting for this particular camera to arrive for a week or so now as stocks were a little delayed – but a ring on my door bell this morning dragged me out of my warm bed – but I’m so glad that it did because HELLO SUNSHINE !

  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN, "Nachteule"

    written by zark on 2008-11-22 #gear
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN, "Nachteule"

    The GSN, 35 mm Rangefinder Jornalist-Style camera, "Nachteule" (or Owl) how I call it, Rangefinder or as near as I will get to a Leica for the next couple years.

  • Fuji Cheki 7 : The Cute Little Instant Camera

    written by eva_eva on 2008-11-22 #gear
    Fuji Cheki 7 : The Cute Little Instant Camera

    What does an instant camera can bring you? An instant picture, an instant excitement.

  • Oh Ye Great Fisheye 2!

    written by tiffxi on 2008-11-21 #gear
    Oh Ye Great Fisheye 2!

    Make the horizon smile. Bend the hardiest trees to your will with this beautiful little camera. Pure Lomo goodness without breaking a sweat.Let all ye buildings and trees bow down to me! Let all ye faces distort on my command! Not possible? Well, I have a Fisheye 2 so let my will be done.

  • Supersampler

    written by zulupt on 2008-11-21 #gear

    Lomo Supersamper is a 35mm multilens camera, it is the queen of multilenses; don’t let yourself be fooled by its simple design, plastic body and its small lens, this camera is really something, it can take four panorama sequential shots in one 35mm film frame.

  • Kodak EIR Infrared (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by larslau on 2008-11-21 #gear
    Kodak EIR Infrared (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    It's out of this world! Do you like colours? Do you like infrared? Well, get ready for Velvia on LSD: Kodak EIR will capture the infrared and give you the craziest of colours.

  • 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)!

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    written by camerao on 2008-11-18 #gear

    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.

  • 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+.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.