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  • Fed 5

    written by shhquiet on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Fed 5

    For precision photography with a stand-out, old-school vibe, pick up a FED 5. That's if you have the tenacity, patience and some brawn to tame its hefty body and finicky character.

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  • Holga 135BC

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Holga 135BC

    To tell you the truth, when LSI presented the Holga 135BC, I looked at it skeptically. I don’t know why but I didn’t like it at the first sight … but it was a different story, after some time.

  • Vilia

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Vilia

    image from "thecamerasite.net":http://www.thecamerasite.net/07_Viewfinder_Cameras/Pages/smena.htm

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  • Be Lomo Elikon 535

    written by johann_affendy on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Be Lomo Elikon 535

    The Elikon 535 is one of my prized possessions. Didn't order this from LSI though, I came across this little Russian camera at a flea market (sounds familiar, no?).

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  • Fuji Instax Wide (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Fuji Instax Wide (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    The “Instax” instant film system from Fujifilm come in handy cartridges of 10 and has all the speedy benefits of being an 800 ISO film.

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

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Fuji Instax Mini (Instant/Polaroid, 800 iso)

    The “Instax” instant film system from Fujifilm come in handy cartridges of 10 and has all the speedy benefits of being an 800 ISO film.

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  • Polaroid Spectra (Instant/Polaroid, 640 iso)

    written by fookshit on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Polaroid Spectra (Instant/Polaroid, 640 iso)

    The first thing that strikes you about the Spectra film is its noticeably larger size; 3.6 x 2.9 inches (9.2cm x 7.3cm). Then when you look closer you see how much sharper and colour perfect the shots are compared to other instant films!

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  • Smena 8M

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Smena 8M

    The Smena 8M is a b-e-a-utiful piece of Russian deadstock. With a contrasty and saturated lens, dead-easy manual controls, and a look that says, “I AM RUSSIAN, I AM AWESOME” – with a fleeting glance at the bottom of the lens barrel – “I WAS MADE IN THE USSR!”, this babe is a hot one, but she’s pretty useful as well. The Smena can be used in two ways. Just as the manual illustrates, you can set it up in what I call my “snapshot mode” where the aperture is 16, the shutter corresponds to those little diagrams, and the depth of field is set perfectly so I have everywhere from one meter to infinity in crystal clear, saturated, contrasty view. However, with a fiddle of the aperture, and an attitude that says, “Screw you, little diagrams, I can take the REAL numbers!” –heck, I just peer aside the camera and there they are – the Smena has a whole new, creative potential. And of course, with its dead simplicity, the Smena is easily modifiable with awesome behind the lens “masks”, the sensational lens is PERFECT for x-pro, and a “re-cockable” shutter makes for insane multiple exposures.

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  • The Zenit E

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-06 #gear
    The Zenit E

    The very best thing about the Zenit E can be summed up in one word – Versatility – well, that or weight (and either way get your head out of the gutter boys). So it is heavy as heck, which is great for urban exploring as you can use it as a pretty bitchin weapon if the need arises. Aside from that it has all the bells and whistles, as much as any old Russian has bells and whistles. Aperture setting, B setting, shutter speed, manual focus but the best thing is that the SLR lets you look at your picture as you take it, like a 1970s digital almost, what you see is what you are gonna get, except in 1-2 weeks instead of 1-2 seconds, anyways I digress. As you can see with my gallery this allows you to get the macro distance correct every time for sharp close-ups, oh thank the lord! Works well with black and white, slide, redscale, or just your standard color 35mm. You can also work it for a crisp overall look or get super wacky field of vision with the blurry back and the sharp central image. You can even go ahead and throw on the Holga filters for fun, do what you do, the Zenit E allows you.

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  • Castaic Lake (Santa Clarita, Ca)

    written by brendend on 2008-08-06 #places
    Castaic Lake (Santa Clarita, Ca)

    I've been hitting Castaic Lake in Santa Clarita, CA for a few years now and finally decided to take a date - my Diana F+! There's a swimming area, you can bring friends and a BBQ, or if you feel adventurous, you can bring a kayak or a boat and explore the shores!

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  • Stone Alphabet (Ashtarak)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-06 #places
    Stone Alphabet (Ashtarak)

    One sometimes gets the feeling, that there are no secrets anymore and no insider-information to be shared. The Internet left us with no doubts and lack of knowledge. But still there are some lomo-locations, that are truly mysterious and barely to be found otherwise. There is a spot in Armenia, which I passed by on a recent trip. It is situated around a city called Astarak, directly aside to the highway leading to the capital Yerevan.

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  • Metro Tokyo/ Osaka

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-06 #places
    Metro Tokyo/ Osaka

    Tokyo is a city of roughly 20 million inhabitants with all the suburbs included. Yet the city is not dying of car-pollution and noise-explosion, hence 80 percent of all traffic is done by public transport, which is generally breaking down to buses, JR (some sort of city train) and metro.

  • Osaka-jo

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-06 #places
    Osaka-jo

    The castle of Osaka is the major attraction of the town, and it surely is worth a visit. From the inside and the outside it represents the great history and future of this magic place called Japan. The Castle grounds covers 60.000 square meters, maybe the largest park in town. It dates back until 1583 when the famous Conqueror Toyotomi Hideyoshi started building it, but was many times looted and rebuilt.

  • Labyrinthus (Merville)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-06 #places
    Labyrinthus (Merville)

    Last summer I got lost: officially. And it was the whole idea behind it. There is a massive labyrinth in the french alsace area, to find it is easy to find back is much harder. So we took our sun-umbrella, because you never really know, when you will find the next source of water, while you are lost. It is consisting of high grown huge corn and it is so big that you need hours to find your way through.

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  • Pole Dancing in London

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-06 #places
    Pole Dancing in London

    Quite amazing, sliding up and down a post is a major fitness trend in Australia, UK and the US. Despite the fact, that the girls doing it with clothes on and not in a night club, the whole thing is still very sexy. But that is the idea: Bringing fitness and fun together.

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  • La Vendee

    written by lizobet on 2008-08-06 #places
    La Vendee

    Aici lo tems s'en, va res l'Eternitat ... Here in this place, time moves away towards eternity...

  • balaton bustrip 2008

    written by danika on 2008-08-06 #news
    balaton bustrip 2008

    so we have our two winners:

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  • Tripwolf Photo Competition Sponsored by Lomography

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-05 #news
    Tripwolf Photo Competition Sponsored by Lomography

    tripwolf ("http://www.tripwolf.com":http://www.tripwolf.com) is a cool new social travel guide that covers the whole world. It combines information from travel guide books with tips and advice from thousands of globetrotters worldwide.

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  • University of Sto Tomas (Manila)

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2008-08-05 #places
    University of Sto Tomas (Manila)

    The oldest University in Asia is situated in the heart of Manila. Established by the Dominican Order in 1611, UST was transferred to its current location from Intramuros. A grand Stone Archway stands at the entrance of the university and is called the Arch of the Centuries. It was taken apart and rebuilt after World War II.

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  • Boston

    written by plesaleza on 2008-08-05 #places
    Boston

    The city of Boston has many places that can be a great experience to visit. One way to see the city is from the water. Seeing the city from the Charles river can prove to be a relief from the busy streets on land. The sights that can be seen are really "sights to be seen".

  • Wedding Hill (Utena)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-05 #places
    Wedding Hill (Utena)

    There is a tradition after the wedding ceremony to go on the small hill located near the Utena city. This hill is called “wedding hill”. It is located only one kilometer to the north from Utena by the Utena weir. In the late 90's some artist made wooden statues imitating traditional Lithuanian wedding ceremony. Statues are located around little park. Traditionally bridegroom carries bride over the bridge which is in front of the hill. This place is interesting, you can see newlyweds there, not only statues, hill, or the lake.

  • Berlin Museum of Natural History

    written by annegreat on 2008-08-05 #places
    Berlin Museum of Natural History

    “Oskar“ – the huge brachiosaurus skeleton in the entrance hall – together with other skeletons of dinosaurs such as an archaeopteryx without doubt the highlight of the Museum fuer Naturkunde (Berlin Museum of Natural History).

  • Pyramid of Giza (Cairo)

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-08-05 #places
    Pyramid of Giza (Cairo)

    The Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders Of the Ancient World. It was a breathtaking experience as we marveled there. The feeling of standing in front of a giant staircase like Pyramid, the size of each stone there is about the size of an unit standard shop lot that we see in shopping complex nowadays.

  • Amsterdam ARCAM (Centre of Architecture)

    written by agrimony on 2008-08-05 #places
    Amsterdam ARCAM (Centre of Architecture)

    If you are interested in modern architecture, and you are on a holiday in Amsterdam, you should visit the ARCAM, the centre of architecture. The building itself is a great peace of architecture designed by Dutch architect René van Zuuk in 2003. It is situated between NEMO and the shipping museum.

  • Amsterdam Grachten

    written by agrimony on 2008-08-05 #places
    Amsterdam Grachten

    What makes Amsterdam such a special city are the Grachten which crosses the whole (inner) city annular. “Gracht” is Dutch for canal. The Grachten are small waterways spanned by lots of bridges. The start of their building was in 1612 because of more comfortably transport of wares form one depository to another but also for drainage and defense.

  • Antipolo City

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2008-08-05 #places
    Antipolo City

    When the Manila weather becomes a little too much for you, the city of Antipolo offers a cool break from the rigors of the city life. Less than an hour's drive from Manila Antipolo offers a host of places and activities for eager lomographers. Devotees flock the Antipolo church to pray for various problems and wishes. Friends troop the bars that dot the mountainside for a few buckets of beer or so.

  • Kodak Portra 400vc (120, 400 iso) user-review

    written by vicuna on 2008-08-05 #gear
    Kodak Portra 400vc (120, 400 iso) user-review

    The VC (vivid colors) films by Kodak have a really great quality: they're colorful and sharp, have great texture and are very adaptable to different lighting conditions. One of my favorite from this VC product line is the 400 VC 120.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome EPP (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by graefin on 2008-08-05 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome EPP (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Hard to get slide film with a wonderful touch of blue and green when cross processed. It is great for daylight but also produces wonderful pictures in low light situations.

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  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 200 iso) User-review

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-05 #gear
    Fuji Superia (35mm, 200 iso) User-review

    There are a lot of reasons why I just love this negative film….

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  • Round-the-Clock challenge: Toy Story

    written by shhquiet on 2008-08-05 #news
    Round-the-Clock challenge: Toy Story

    You guessed it right, our new challenge is all about toys! Pictures of dolls, robots, cars, tea sets, action figures ... the list goes on.

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