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  • Tipster Of The Day: My Pet Fish Is Dyslexic

    written by vicuna on 2008-10-26 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster Of The Day: My Pet Fish Is Dyslexic

    Multi-exposures, nine-framed repeating images, panoramic sequential shots, Splitzerised visions, half-framed snapshots... and yes, you've done it all.

  • Fuji Velvia (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by nakolb on 2008-10-26 #gear
    Fuji Velvia (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Velvia Attack: This was my first slide film ever that i had cross processed.. in the end the results were pretty awesome and totally blew me away!!!

  • Welta Belmira

    written by vicuna on 2008-10-26 #gear
    Welta Belmira

    My quest for finding the best and most beautiful cameras from the former east german republic, let me discover a very special and unusual camera named "belmira" produced by the Welta. The cameras is known also under the name of "Belca Belmira". In fact the camera was first produced by the" VEB Belca Werk" from 1953 to 1958 and then, after the integration in a new industrial structure, was continued by the "Welta Kamera-Werk Freital". Both entreprises came from Dresden, and were founded before the 1st world war and were re-organized after the 2nd war by the new DDR socialist régime. Welta itself was integrated in the VEB Pentacon after 1964...

  • Hey Ho...Lomolitos!

    written by lomat on 2008-10-25 #gear
    Hey Ho...Lomolitos!

    My girlfriend Jo bought me a Lomolito with a red flash about four months ago. Wow, i was impressed at once! Its small, cool and cheap.

  • Colorsplash – The Party Camera Of Choice

    written by sadmafioso on 2008-10-25 #gear
    Colorsplash – The Party Camera Of Choice

    Nothing captures the woozy, manic memories of a great party like the Lomo Colorsplash. While others wash out the room with a blinding harsh white flash, you paint the moment in yellow streaks, glowing blue orbs and bright red faces. The Colorsplash has a thousand uses, but a party is where it truly comes into it’s own. Lightweight but strong, it’s something that can be held comfortably in one hand (preferably the one not holding a beer) as you wait for an opportunity to momentarily blind a fellow partygoer!

  • A Lubitel+ Masterclass: Not Just a Flash in the Pan

    written by ouroborosx on 2008-10-25 #gear #tutorials
    A Lubitel+ Masterclass:  Not Just a Flash in the Pan

    Welcome to another "Lubitel 166+": "masterclass."

  • Konica Chrome Centuria (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

    written by butter on 2008-10-25 #gear
    Konica Chrome Centuria (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

    A Little Surprise! I picked up some of this film on a whim. I had never tried to cross process film before and didn't really have any clue which film to use, so I just picked up the cheapest thing that said "slide" on it.

  • Lomo LC-A - Loveliest Camera Alive

    written by mephisto19 on 2008-10-25 #gear
    Lomo LC-A - Loveliest Camera Alive

    The classic lomo camera and the reason why we all are here! The Lomo Compact Automat is my all day camera. It has a reason why this camera started a new way of photography. One of the reasons is Minitar- lens, a 32mm russian lens that produces a vignette (the corners are getting darker, so you have a focus on the middle of the picture) and that lets colours explode. The original LCA has a automatic exposure (app 2.8) with five different asa- settings (25 to 400) so you can shoot with her in ANY light- conditions. If you want, you can add a hotshoe- flash (like colorsplash flash with its four changeable colour- filters). The original LCA has different apperatures (A = automatic (2,8), 2,8 – 16) with fix exposure times (good if you want to use a flash for portraits, so use 16- setting and you can get close without overexposing the face).

  • Lomography Oktomat: 8 Choice Cuts

    written by fuzztone04 on 2008-10-24 #gear
    Lomography Oktomat: 8 Choice Cuts

    I'm really into experimental films and directors, so I've always wanted something that I could create my own films with;plus I kind of fancy myself a film director. After having bought my Holga and several other cameras that I learned some technique on, I had heard people throughout the Lomography community talking about the 8 lens wondercam, Oktomat. I had checked out the Oktokino and saw what the Oktomat could do, and I had to get one.

  • Horizon Kompakt is Magic!

    written by vicuna on 2008-10-24 #gear
    Horizon Kompakt is Magic!

    When I discovered Lomography, I immediately felt in love with the Horizon Kompakt camera. Wow, what stunning pics this camera could produce, I couldn't stop thinking and dreaming about it! But I couldn't afford this camera at the time and hoped to save enough money to buy one in the future.

  • Ilford XP2 (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    written by louvetau on 2008-10-24 #gear
    Ilford XP2 (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    Some people say B&W is not Lomography. There may be nice images done on Holga but that's all about it. True lomostyle is in colors. In bright colors. And cross process is a king there. Well, I wouldn't be so narrow-minded...

  • Lomography Lomolitos - Staff Review

    written by shhquiet on 2008-10-23 #gear
    Lomography Lomolitos - Staff Review

    Compact-sized and colorful, the Lomolitos single-use cameras preloaded with 24 exposures of color film and an integrated colorflash. It offers convenience and fun at an affordable price. These lightweight analog babies which come in four colors (red, green, yellow, and blue) allow you to add a burst of color with its built-in colorflash. It works great as a fill-in flash during daytime, and a more intense colorsplash during the nighttime.

  • Kodak Elitechrome ED (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

    written by nat-errant on 2008-10-23 #gear
    Kodak Elitechrome ED (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

    The 200 Blues: When Elitechrome 100 is 100 short of your lofty Lomographic ambitions, try its understated cousin for rich blue tones.

  • Lubitel 166+ - Old Lubitel with Plus Features

    written by mephisto19 on 2008-10-23 #gear
    Lubitel 166+ - Old Lubitel with Plus Features

    Compared to the older models, the new Lubitel166+ has many more features. It became more easy to shoot with her and is a great twin lens camera!

  • The Pop 9: Golden* 9Eye is Watching You!

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-22 #gear
    The Pop 9: Golden* 9Eye is Watching You!

    There are lots of plastic beauties featured with four lenses, even with eight lenses, which show you moves and bring some action into your life. Among all these plastic fantastic cameras there is one with a little eccentric touch – the golden 9eye! She’s the static queen and pictures a moment of calm 9 times. This means that to shoot one object looks like a fantastic design and that’s why it is almost impossible to mess up a photo. It is often a big surprise to see the results of your film – even when you think that you took some shots which do not live up with your high expectations.

  • Lucky Super 200 (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2008-10-22 #gear
    Lucky Super 200 (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

    Lucky I'm in love! Giving the brand-named rolls a run for their money!

  • Efke KB100 (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by brendend on 2008-10-22 #gear
    Efke KB100 (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    A Croatian film that's truly old school, bursting with silver and yields amazing grey tones.

  • Agfa APX (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by trabantdeluxe on 2008-10-21 #gear
    Agfa APX (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Of all the black and white films I have used (and yes, there have been many), Agfa APX 100 is my favourite one of all.

  • Voigtländer VF101

    written by vicuna on 2008-10-21 #gear
    Voigtländer VF101

    Searching through the internet what kind of new camera I could buy, I caught a sight of a nice rangefinder camera branded Voigtländer. The magic name of this optical factory and my desire for a cool semi-automatic rangefinder camera convinced me to buy this Voigtländer VF101. After a few researches I found out a mathematic formula for this camera: "Voigtländer + Zeiss Ikon + Rollei = VF101" – wow - that sounds a strange combination! How did these 3 prestigious names of German camera producers go together to produce this little tiny and sweet VF101 (who has also a twin-sister called Zeiss Ikon S312)... well, that needs a little history lesson ...

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

    written by petunia on 2008-10-20 #gear
    Fuji Neopan  (35mm, 1600 iso) user-review

    Fast and Loose Fuji! Regarded as the photojournalist's choice where high-speed shooting (and developing) was a priority in the days before digital, Fuji Neopan 1600 is still the film lover's preference when capturing street and portrait photos under pretty much any lighting conditions.

  • Fuji Astia (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by jhunnie on 2008-10-20 #gear
    Fuji Astia (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    I was so shocked the moment I saw the outcome of the Fuji Astia, I already fall for it!

  • Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim

    written by plasticniki on 2008-10-19 #gear
    Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim

    You won't believe the results you get with this 100% plastic camera. I bought my Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim (known as a 'Viv' in some circles) from eBay after years of lusting after one. It has everything required for anyone with a good eye to become an amazing photographer: absolutely no control over anything, fixed exposure/aperture/focus, no battery or flash; just put a film in and away you go.

  • Agfa Clack

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-19 #gear
    Agfa Clack

    The Agfa Clack camera was produced from 1954 until 1965. It uses 120 mm film and is part of the Agfa box series – several kinds of cameras designed like a box which were inexpensive and easy to use for everybody. After I had unpacked my Agfa Clack camera I almost had to laugh because of its unusual and somehow funny look – it is the big black teddy bear among all my other analogue cameras. I found it on an online auction for 8€.

  • Tipster Of The Day: Can You Release My Cable?

    written by thisbmikev on 2008-10-19 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster Of The Day: Can You Release My Cable?

    On taking photos at low light conditions especially at night when long exposures are inevitable they say to hold your breath, let your index finger depress the shutter button and just wait for your LC-A's second click.

  • Supersampler : Never a Disappointing Picture

    written by stephkelly on 2008-10-19 #gear
    Supersampler : Never a Disappointing Picture

    I've had my supersampler for almost a year and it's one of the best purchases i've made. It took shooting a few rolls to get the hang of how the camera works, but now I rarely get a "bad" picture from it. Two important things to keep in mind when shooting with this camera: 1) the more light in your environment, the better. This camera is really meant for outdoor usage, specifically on a sunny day...that's when you'll get the best colors from your film, and 2) Motion. This camera is great at capturing motion if you take advantage of it. You can shoot your subject as it's moving or move you camera while shooting. This will produce much more interesting photos than holding the camera still while shooting a static subject.

  • Kodak Instamatic 33

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-18 #people #gear
    Kodak Instamatic 33

    The Kodak Instamatic Camera is a camera which was developed in the 1960s to simplify the use of film. The idea was to put in and out a film without any problems because the insertion of normal film often caused troubles. Even professional photographers did it wrong sometimes so that a whole series of their photos was destroyed. So Kodak developed the cassette film (126 film) a rather cheap alternative to usual film at this time, and the above mentioned Instamatic camera. You just have to insert the cassette into the camera – the film transport starts when you turn the film transportation wheel. There is only one producer who still builds 126 films: the Italian company Ferrania. The trade name of the film is Solaris. The format is square and it has 24 exposures. They don’t produce black and white film or slide film anymore.

  • Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim

    written by sadmafioso on 2008-10-17 #gear
    Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim

    Now we’re talking... The Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim is an all-plastic 22mm-lensed piece of crap that takes some of the most wonderful images you’ll ever see produced from a camera. What strikes you when you first hold the Vivitar UW&S is it’s weight – or lack of. It truly is feather light, even with the film inside. A single button sits on top, there’s a rudimentary tiny viewfinder.. and that’s it. Just point, click, and go develop those near-fisheyed strange and beautiful shots.

  • The Holga 135BC: A Boy Finds His Camera

    written by fuzztone04 on 2008-10-16 #gear
    The Holga 135BC: A Boy Finds His Camera

    Last year around this time, I was interning at a local newspaper. The editor asked me one day to go out and take some pictures for them with a little digital point and shoot. The editor was so impressed with my shots, he wondered if I had taken any photography lessons. "No", I said. "You have a great eye for it, though. You should think about taking up photography." So a few short months later my birthday rolled around, and after having a discussion with a friend who was familiar with Lomography, I decided to blow some birthday money on a Holga 135BC. Well...what a joy that has been.

  • Fuji Instax Mini (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso) user-review

    written by anglemort on 2008-10-16 #gear
    Fuji Instax Mini (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso) user-review

    Instax: love in your pocket. Instax is not a very sexy word, but it’s perfect for sexy pictures. No lab technician between you and your picture… Your girlfriend or boyfriend will be happy !

  • LC-A : Must... Stop... Shooting!

    written by butter on 2008-10-15 #gear
    LC-A : Must... Stop... Shooting!

    Whoops... I can't! Holy crap I love this camera. I know you hear it all the time. Everyone loves the LC-A. I didn't buy into what I thought was just hype at first, either. I heard 'LC-A this' and 'LC-A that' and never really understood why I shouldn't just photoshop a digital picture. Then I bought one. It was like a revolution.