Lomography launches $80 panoramic film camera with liquid-filled lens

Oct 21, 2020

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Lomography launches $80 panoramic film camera with liquid-filled lens

Oct 21, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Lomography has announced HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera, a 35mm film camera that uses a strange (and pretty cool) liquid-filled lens. If the concept sounds familiar, it’s because this type of lens is included with DIY cardboard camera Lomomod No. 1. Only this time, you won’t need to assemble anything on your own.

HydroChrome is a panoramic 35mm camera with a fixed-focus lens. Thomas Sutton’s original liquid-filled lens inspires it; only this one is a contemporary and plastic version of it. You can’t change focus or focal length, but you can change the tint of your photos. Just pour different kinds of liquids into the lens and see what you can get. You can also change the aperture because the lens comes with four interchangeable aperture plates.

If you, like me, already have two of these lenses lying around, you can fill them with various liquids and change them to take different photos. Another effect this camera gives to your photos is analog sprocket holes, and unlike all sorts of Instagram filters, it’s not a digital effect.

Here are the specs of the camera and the lens, and a few more photos:

SKU hcs135pb
Cable Release Connection Yes
Battery Type no battery needed
Available Apertures f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32 & f/168 (pinhole)
Shutter Speeds N (1/100), B (Bulb)
Focal Length 32 mm
Exposure Area 104 mm × 35 mm
Film advance Knob
Film Format 35 mm
Flash connection PC-Socket
Focusing Fixed Focus
Focusing Distance 1.5 m – Infinity
Frame Counter Auto Frame Counter
Material Plastic
Tripod Mount Yes
Lightmeter No
Viewfinder Sportsfinder

 

HydroChrome is now available for orders, and you can get it on Lomography’s website at the price of $79.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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