What are the best Lomography cameras for beginners?
Lomography has many cameras made for different occasions. For taking your first journey into film, wanting to learn the more technical side of photography, or even just letting loose and experimenting, there is a Lomography camera for you. This list highlights five cameras: the Simple Use Camera, Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera, La Sardina, the Lomo LC-A+, and the LomoApparat which are all great starting points to your analogue journey.
Simple Use Camera
The Simple Use Camera is a great way to start your analogue journey with a straightforward point-and-shoot camera pre-loaded with film and can be reused time and time again. Coming preloaded with either the CN400, LomoChrome Purple, LomoChrome Metropolis, or LadyGrey films, the Simple Use Camera is also a great way to try out the Lomo series of films, as well as one of the Lomo techniques known as coloursplashing.
Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera
The Fisheye No.2 is a great point-and-shoot camera that lets you start experimenting with composition. Its 170 degree view allows you to get the classic fisheye look but features such as the bulb mode give users the opportunity to be creative with low light photography and long exposures.
Another great feature of this camera is the multiple exposure switch. This allows users to stack photos on top of each other and gives them the power to create new images in an instant. Portable, lightweight, and even coming with a powerful flash, this is a camera that is ready to capture anything at any time.
This uniquely designed camera, inspired by a sardine can, has a 22 mm wide-angle lens and is perfect for beginners due to its ease of use combined with its many features which give it serious potential for experimentation.
The La Sardina’s zone focusing system makes everything simple. Just select between “0.6 m~1 m” or “1 m~infinity.” Taking multiple exposures is also a walk in the park with the it’s MX button and simple rewind knob. The possibilities are endless and the effects are always unexpected. There’s also a bulb setting for long exposure experimentation in low light.
The Lomo LC-A is the camera that started the whole Lomography movement. With its famous Minitar 32/2.8 lens, it gives the sought-after contrasts and vignettes that Lomography is famous for. The Lomo LC-A+ expands on the camera and adds newer features from the original such as a multiple exposure button and an expanded ISO range up to 1600. The camera also is great for learning how to take long exposures as the shutter speed goes from 1/500 to unlimited.
Beyond the technical side, the Lomo LC-A+ is a great introduction to taking control of your photography by learning how aperture, different ISO, and shutter speed can affect your photos and create unique effects
The LomoApparat 21 mm Wide-angle Camera is a versatile camera that is perfect for both beginners and seasoned Lomographers. It is incredibly lightweight and is designed to be intuitive and simple to use, which makes it ideal for capturing candid moments without stopping to adjust the camera’s settings.
Like other cameras on this list it includes an easy-to-use multiple exposure function and many additional features that make it a great all around camera for everyday use.
The LomoApparat’s accessories, such as the splitzer and flash with interchangeable colour gel filters, open up a whole world of creativity for those who want to experiment. Also included with the LomoApparat are two additional lenses, a close-up lens, as well as a super fun kaleidoscope Lens. With these the LomoApparat becomes much more than a basic point-and-shoot.
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