At some point in their photographic journey, many people who take up arms with a camera, especially if they start shooting film, toy with the idea of building their own camera. There are a lot of options out there for scratch building, and not all of them easy, requiring a wide array of tools.
Lomography has come up with some very interesting concepts in the past few years. The company’s latest product combines a DIY approach with film photography and environmental consciousness. It’s LomoMod No.1, a combination of liquid-filled lens and a DIY medium format camera made for you to assemble it from scratch and get creative with it. I personally love this concept, so let’s see what you get and how you can use this little DIY film camera and the accompanying lens.
For those of you who still enjoy shooting film, here comes interesting news from Lomography. The company has just announced the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100–400, the first new color film in more than five years. Lomography explains that it “pays homage the mother of all colors: black,” giving your photos a unique look and feel.
Lomography has announced Petzval 55 mm f/1.7, a new lens that brings vintage and modern together. It was inspired by Joseph Petzval’s First Portrait Lens from 1840, and it’s compatible with modern Nikon Z, Sony E and Canon R full frame mirrorless cameras. It lets you control the aperture with the dual aperture system, which allows you to achieve all sorts of creative effects and control the bokeh to your liking.
Lomography has come up with some interesting products in the past couple of years. The latest addition to their family is the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art lens. It’s a handcrafted 32mm f/2.5 lens aimed particularly at travel and street photographers, but of course, it can be used for many other genres. Aside from reasonable price and compact design, the most interesting feature of this lens is probably its perfectly circular bokeh.
Inspired by one of the very first photographic lenses, The Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 art lens was first launched in 2016 and has become a favorite among experimental photographers. To celebrate this unique lens, Lomography has announced a limited edition brass and gold-plated version for $549. It will start shipping in Asia by mid-June and end of June for customers in Europe and the United States.
Offering a 135° field of view, Lomography’s new Naiad 3.8/15 Art Lens builds on the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system. The 15mm lens was hinted at as far back as May last year when the system was initially announced. Neptune is designed as an expandable system, so now the new lens is finally here.
UPDATE: this giveaway is now over, thanks everyone for playing and a huge thanks for Lomography for the prize. Hit the bottom to see if you won
Some lenses produce stunning photos, and some lenses are also just stunningly beautiful themselves. This is the case with Lomography’s Brass Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens (street value €499.00) which we are giving away.
I have to admit, I love the look of the lens, but I am equally excited about how magnificent this lens looks like. It’s a stunner! Looks aside though, this lens is made after the world’s first photographic optic lens from the 19th century, so shooting with the Daguerreotype has some serious heritage to it.
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Come October 18th, we will pick a winner at random to receive a Brass Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens with their mount of choise
Thanks to companies like Fujifilm and Impossible, instant photos are well and truly back, and they’re here to stay. While the Polaroid concept has always been quite popular, Fuji’s range of Instax cameras & films have proven to be extremely successful. Many photographers I know have one. For behind the scenes snaps, or just fun shots while doing things with friends, they love them.
Now, Lomography want in on some of that action. They’ve just announced the new LomoInstant. A fully analogue instant camera designed specifically for use with Fuji Instax instant film. The first fully analogue camera of its type that accepts Instax film.
When a new film photographer asks the community which films are the best, all voices tend to agree on Porta, Tri-X, and HP5 but are these the most favourite? In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 films photographers prefer.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, you’ve certainly tried at least once the Film Dating tool I’ve developed. It’s been a few month since I launched it and its popularity went way beyond my expectations.