In the era of digital photography, and with AI-generated images running amok, it’s nice to see that some companies and photographers don’t give up film photography. Lomography has just released LomoChrome Color ’92 ISO 400, a unique color negative emulsion to give your photos that sweet, sweet retro vibe.
Lomography has just released a reloadable point-and-shoot camera that uses 35mm film. No, this isn’t 1983, don’t worry, we haven’t invented the time machine… yet. But Lomo wants to take older ones among us on a trip down memory lane, and reintroduce film photography to the youngsters. And at the price of $22, it’s cheaper than a roll of film!
Lomography’s Art Lens series has grown with the addition of the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 lens in both Onyx Black and Silver Graphite finishes. The lens was first launched by Lomography back in 2016 via Kickstarter and now it’s a regular fixture in the lineup for a price of just $299. It’s their take on the historic lens that came at the creation of practical photography in 1938 with the combination of the Chevalier Achromat Lens attached to a Daguerreotype camera.
The lens is said to have a “series of beautiful aberrations” that “bathed images in an alluring veil of light” creating glazy, soft images at wide apertures. Lomography’s original release of this lens helped to revive the lost aesthetic. At a focal length of 64mm, the lens goes from silky soft-focus images wide open at f/2.9 to razor-sharp from f/5.6 onwards.
Lomography has just announced the Atoll Ultra-Wide Art lens. It’s a 17mm f/2.8 lens designed for full-frame digital mirrorless cameras, as well as for rangefinder film and digital cameras. It lets you get ultra-wide shots while staying close to your subject, and it seems like an interesting lens that could take you more towards an experimental side.
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.
Lomography has today announced a very requested item from the large format film community – the LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back. While many large format shooters of the past might have used Polaroids, this new back is the world’s first that lets you shoot Fuji Instax Wide instant film on a 4×5 large format camera.
It costs only $134 while it’s on pre-order, going up to $149 once it goes on general sale. There is a catch, though. They’re not shipping them until April 2021.
Lomography has announced Analogue Aqua, a film camera that will capture your underwater adventures. Basically, it’s a revamped version of the company’s Simple Use disposable camera, with an important change that makes it more convenient. In addition to the waterproof housing, you can now also reload the camera when you’re out of film.
When the Lomomod No. 1 was first announced, I had the honor of covering the news for DIYP and I thought to myself: “Man, would I like to try this out!” Fast forward four months, and I’ve had the chance to play with this DIY medium format camera and do a thorough review.
The Lomomod No. 1 is a camera like no other I’ve seen or used. It comes in pre-cut pieces and you’re supposed to build it yourself, which is interesting on its own. It’s paired with a liquid-filled 80mm Sutton lens, which lets you change the tint of your images depending on the liquid you use. Sounds pretty cool, right?
In this article, I’ll share my impressions of the Lomomod No. 1. From initially opening the box to seeing my images for the first time, I’ll write about everything I liked and didn’t like about it. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
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.