lomo for dummies...


In this lesson I'm going to show you a few of the more advanced Lomo cameras which are SOO worth the investment.

Lomography Lubitel 166+ Twin Lens Camera

It¹s something about that plastic body. Something about peering down through that waist-level finder. Sizing up your subject with the top lens and capturing it through crispy glass lens with the bottom. It¹s simply irresistible to people who love and adore life. People who are open-minded, enthusiastic, free with their ideas, philanthropic, endlessly curious, always travelling, constantly documenting, and completely awestruck by the enduring power of analog photographs. In other words people like you! Shooting with the Lubitel+ is different than anything you have shot before. The combination of its glass lenses, the flexible 120 or 35mm format, fully manual everything, fully automatic nothing, peering into a waist-level finder, slowing things down with focusing and dialing in the correct exposure settings, and a myriad of other analog factors make it a full-bodied experience that activates all of your senses and brings you into a special and very intimate place. Lovingly recreated from a Russian design over 60 years old, the Lubitel 166+ is a twin lens reflex classic. Lubitel+ pictures have their very own look and special analog character. They¹re more ³professional² than any 35mm camera, but less professional than a Hasselblad. Of course they are sharp, crispy, artistic, painted with light, and grand. But they¹re also occasionally random, sometimes too vibrant, often vignetted at the edges, and totally flexible to your wishes and innovative tinkering. Rather than reflecting the objective reality in front of you, they reflect the subjective reality of the Lomographer behind the camera. They will make you look twice.
Requires: 120 or 35mm film (not included)
* 3"w, 5"h, 4"d
* Metal, plastic, glass

Lomo LCA+ Camera
Retails for $250.00

Emerging from the quasi-mythical Soviet Arms and Optical factory in 1982, the original LC-A (Lomo Compact Automat) was equal parts revelation and revolution. A compact, zone focused camera with on-point automatic exposure timing, the LC-A was sturdy and easy to use. But beyond that, far surpassing any and all expectations, the little camera produced unique and breathtaking images with rich color, long depth of field and natural vignetting at the corners. Because of this built-in artistry, the LC-A's popularity spread, and it became a favorite of discriminating photographers everywhere. But supplies ran short, and they became increasingly difficult to find. Thankfully, Lomo has answered the call, not only bringing back the LC-A, but also improving upon the original design and adding new features. The Lomo LC-A+ retains the zone focusing and automatic exposure timing that we all know and love. And like the original, it shares the same brilliant multicoated Minitar 1 32/2.8 lens, compact and robust metal body and flash hotshoe. On top of that, the LC-A+ now offers a Multiple Exposure switch, expanded film ISO setting to 1600, and a cable release thread. The New LC-A+ comes packaged in a wooden case with 2 rolls of 100 ISO film, a cable release, and booklets that are bursting with information. Don't think, just shoot!

Lomo Diana F+ Hong Meow Edition Camera

The Diana F+ just got a little bit cuter! To commemorate the Diana World Tour event in Hong Kong (the very first stop of the Diana World Tour, mind you), our good friends at LOMO have put together an exclusive limited edition clone of the Diana F+ camera, calling it the Hong Meow Edition. "Hong Meow" is the phonetic translation of "Panda" in Cantonese, Hong Kong's spoken language. As in neighboring mainland China, the Panda is one of Hong Kong's most beloved symbols. This limited edition was designed by the Lomography Asia team and features: Black and white color scheme and Bamboo Green wrist strap; "Hong Meow" name plate with Panda-themed distance icons and a customized outer box with bamboo graphics and images from LOMO's Hong Kong Panda photoshoot. And all of that special Panda goodness comes on top of the already-awesome Diana F+ platform! Dating back to the early 1960s, the all-plastic Diana camera is a cult legend - famous for its dreamy, radiant, and lo-fi images. This Hong Meow Edition is a faithful reproduction and a loving homage to the classic Flash Diana - with a few new features tossed in. First off, it includes a retro-styled electronic flash which fires a burst of white or colored light at your subject. Included adapters allow you to use the Diana Flash on standard hotshoe cameras (like the LC-A+ and Fisheye 2) or use a hotshoe flash on Diana F+ body. Its plastic lens, 2 shutter settings (daylight & "B"), 3 aperture settings, and manual focus are all hallmarks of the original Diana. And on top of that, the Diana F+ offers a removable lens and super-small aperture for pinhole images, two image formats (12 or 16 square shots on a standard 120 roll), an endless panorama feature that allows for unlimited and nearly seamless panoramic shots, and both a standard tripod thread & shutter lock for easy shake-free long exposures.
Uses all varieties of medium format 120 film.
Imported. Wipe clean.
 Required: 120 film (not included)
* 5"w, 3.75"h, 3"d
* Plastic

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