Lomo Tag

More fun and a lot easier to park.Lomo have just sent us some of their new Lomography instant cameras. They run under the term LOMO'INSTANT - with one of those floating apostrophes that so maddens teachers of English. In this case the makers should be forgiven because the product is actually quite nice.It is an instant film camera that takes the Fujifilm INSTAX cartridge and spits out paper prints that develop in 90 seconds outside the camera. You'll need Fujifilm INSTAX film for it as the kit has no film pack in there - you'll also need to get some AAA batteries if you plan on shooting directly on Christmas morning.The black example you see in the pictue is the camera on its own - it has a wide-angle lens built in - the equivalent of a 27mm focal length. There seem to be two focusing ranges for it - 1 metre to infinity and a closeup position of 40 to 90 cm. This is selected by a lever on the right hand side of the lens standard.The shutter has...

I have been watching the development of this for a long time - and that is not just a cheap photographic joke. The Petzval lens that is currently being produced by the Zenit/Lomo people has been announced for a number of years - this is the first example that has landed in Camera Electronic. As a dedicated studio portrait shooter of historic subjects...

The announcement a few days ago of the demise of the Holga camera and the stopping of production in China comes as somewhat of a shock for dedicated toy-camera fans.These roll-film cameras were apparently introduced as a cheap consumer camera for the Chinese in 1981. They shot 120 film but gave the user the choice of film gates for 6 x 6 or 6 x 4.5 images. They were simple, with rudimentary focusing lenses, limited shutter speeds and apertures and a host of quirks.Some of those quirks included leaking light to the edges of the film and vignetting every shot dramatically. Later models introduced a small electronic flash to the cameras and built-in filter effects. Accessories included some push on lenses and filters. There were a number of colours made. One of the most useful features of the humble Holga was the 1/4" tripod socket at the bottom plate of the camera that took a standard tripod screw. When all else failed, and it frequently did, you could clamp down the Holga and open it up on Bulb and let...

I have long been guilty of making fun of the Russian makers of the Lomo cameras for their product - and so far I have gotten away with it. I suspect that few people read the ads anyway.Well, if you are reading this, here is another one - but oddly enough this is actually worth buying for the fun of it.The Lubitel 166+ is the latest plastic copy of an old German design from the 1930's. Don't frown at the Russians - there were enough American, Japanese, and  Chinese copies of this sort of camera to sink a battleship. Indeed, I believe they used to pelt them down on the USS MARYLAND all the time - to no avail.It takes 120 film, produces 56mm x 56mm square negatives or transparencies, and has a fully adjustable lens system. 5 shutter speeds plus bulb. 6 aperture stops. Flash synch at all speeds. Cable release socket.It works. It's brand new and we're selling it off at half price with box and accessories.If you are a photography student it will attract at least as much...

Is Camera Electronic calling. Hello.Is having special sale of Lomo camera and accessory. To be got rid of for making new space.All new goods. Not sold yet. Now is time to becoming glorious film artist and achieve new heights also new depths.Lomo can do this to you. I mean for you. Disregard former phrase - all is good.Now Lomo in special radiation-proof bin at front of store for 50% off. Do not gulag behind - rush in and take advantage of us.Special recommendation from Central Committee: buy Holga. Holga is good. Holga come in many colours including Red Army Green and Spetznaz Black. Also Glorious Red.Is Socialist Realism at its best.PS: we sell film to make for operations with Lomo....

You bet we have and if you are a canny shopper we have some rare bargains.We've put out special stickers on some selected Lowepro, Kata, Lomo, and other bags that have up to 40% discount.Time to house your good gear in good bags and save a good chunk of change in your pocket - you'd be surprised how far your bag dollar will stretch between now and Christmas Eve here at Camera Electronic....

Now is the time to make your five-year plan to advance the cause of proletarian photography. The Central Committee of Lomo have authorised the release of the Belaire X 6-12 to selected loyal party members...

Having just emerged from the Battle Of Leederville - aka the camera club photo markets - with my sanity intact and my wallet bolstered by the contents of other people's wallets, I am set to squander my money all over again. I mean I am about to make some sensible and considered purchases, before it burns a hole in my pants pocket.I have set out a list of desirable items to purchase that will be absolutely essential to happiness - if I do not acquire them as soon as possible I will absolutely die.Or not, as the case may be. The dying bit may be a bit dramatic, but f I don't get these new possessions I will plunge into the deepest despair.Or not, as the case may be. I am taking pictures right now with the cameras I already own that look pretty good. But if I don't have a new computer with the newest operating system that is connected to a cloud I won't be able to make anybody like them...