Category: Film

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kodak Retires Three Colour Reversal Films

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Kodak has announced the discontinuance of three colour reversal (transparency) films. Blaming “a steady decrease in sales and customer usage, combined with highly complex product formulation and manufacturing processes,” the company is retiring its Kodak Professional Ektrachrome E100G and E100VS, as well as Elite Chrome Extra Color 100 emulsions. In essence, this means that Kodak is practically handing the slide film market over to Fujifilm (although Kodak’s E-6 chemicals will continue to be available). Film aficionados should, however, take note that Kodak Professional colour negative films - including the Ektar 100, Portra 400 and Portra 160 emulsions introduced over the past three years - and Kodak Professional black-and-white films will continue to be manufactured and sold worldwide.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spinner 360° Motorizer

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Film
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The Lomographic Society has launched the Spinner 360° Motorizer, which allows you to create remote-controlled photos with the Spinner 360° film camera. Simply attach your camera to the base and press the remote control - the Motorizer works anywhere from 5-8m in an unobstructed space. The Spinner 360° Motorizer is available separately for €149 or in a bundle with the Lomography Spinner 360° camera, for €238.

Website: Lomography Online Store

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

La Sardina Camera - Western Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has launched a new Western Edition of its La Sardina 35mm film camera. The Lomography La Sardina Western Edition comes in two versions, called Belle Starr and Clever Coyote. Known as the “Queen of the Oklahoma Outlaws,” Belle Starr has been described as “the most dangerous and wanted woman of her time”. The Sardina clone named in her honour (pictured) is decorated with filigree patterns and arrows, while the Clever Coyote carries an image of the prairie and the coyote, engraved in oxidised metal. Like all other cameras in the Sardina range, the Western Edition models feature an ultrawide 22mm lens with a fixed f/8 aperture and an 88° angle of view. The cameras can be yours for £179 each.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Holga 135 PAN

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Holga 135 PAN is the first Holga to feature interchangeable lenses. The camera shoots 24x72mm size panoramic images on 35mm film, and comes with a 55mm f/8 lens as well as an f/236 pinhole “lens” with a diameter of 0.25mm. The 55mm lens offers two aperture settings, f8 (wide open) and f11 (stopped down), and features a leaf shutter with a fixed 1/100s shutter speed. The Holga 135 PAN is sells for $89.99 through the website below, with a “Deluxe Kit” also available for $115.99.

Website: HolgaDirect

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lomography Spinner 360° Leather Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has introduced a limited-edition Spinner 360° clone wrapped in Toledo leather. The Spinner 360° is a fully mechanical camera that captures 360° panoramas on 35mm film with a spectacular spin. Set in motion by pulling the trigger-cord with simple manpower, the rubber band drive lets the Spinner 360° revolve on its grip while taking a photo at a fixed shutter speed. The Spinner 360° Leather Edition is decorated with a geometric network pattern, as seen in the photo above.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lomography Shop Offers 10% Discount on Entire Product Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has announced a 10% discount on everything sold in the Lomography online shop, including cameras, films, accessories and fashion items. All you need to do is enter the voucher code SAVE10 at the checkout. Note that the offer is valid only today.

Website: Lomography Online Shop

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Special Gold Edition Cameras from Lomography

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has announced that three of their most popular Lomography plastic cameras are now available in a Special Gold Edition. The new versions of the Fisheye 2, the Diana F+ and the Diana Mini are available for £89, £99 and £109, respectively.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

LomoKino

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has just announced the LomoKino Super 35 movie camera. The LomoKino allows users to capture experimental “Lomographic” movies on 35mm film - a standard roll accommodates 144 “widescreen” movie frames with an exposure area of 24x8.5mm. The hand-cranked movie camera takes approximately 3-4 frames per second, so a roll of standard photographic film yields a 36-48-second movie. “After developing the film, spool it into the specially developed LomoKinoScope and watch your Lomographs moving over and over again,” the company says. The LomoKino can be bought as a standalone product (£65) or in a bundle with the LomoKinoScope viewer, one film canister and a book entitled, “Inventing the Lomokino” (£89).

Click through / scroll down for some sample footage shot with the LomoKino camera.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hasselblad H4X

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Film
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The new Hasselblad H4X medium-format SLR camera body, which is available to Hasselblad H1/H2/H2F users only, comes with the company’s True Focus technology and supports H System lenses and a variety of digital and film backs. “The H1/H2 series has had a long and distinguished career but the time has come to announce its evolution,” says Chris Russell-Fish, Global Sales and Marketing Director. “We know there are still a substantial number of photographers out there using H1/H2 bodies - and we are offering them an exclusive opportunity now to trade in and upgrade to a very worthy successor - the H4X.” For more information on the Hasselblad H4X, which is priced at €3,995+VAT, head to the website below.

Friday, October 21, 2011

La Sardina Pattern Collection

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has introduced four new La Sardina models in its new Pattern collection. “Domino [pictured] comes in a black and white op art pattern to please lovers of elegant extravaganza,” the company says. “Möbius will entrap you in his purple and yellow web like lines while Quadrat cherishes the prototype of classic patterns: dog’s-tooth check. Cubic is for the ones who love to switch between stripes and diamonds in white, black and red.” Like all La Sardina cameras, the new models take standard 35mm film, come equipped with a 22mm f/8 lens, and allow multiple exposures on a single frame using an indepentdent MX switch.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lomography Launches ‘Beluga’ and ‘Czar’

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has expanded its La Sardina range of 35mm film cameras with the addition of two new models, named ‘Beluga’ and ‘Czar’. These “metal edition” cameras feature gold-tone designs and metallic bodies, and come packaged in a wooden La Sardina box. Each camera is equipped with a matching ‘Fritz the Blitz’ flash, and the scope of delivery also includes a special-edition book entitled ‘The Caviar Diaries’, chronicling the adventures of Lomographer wil6ka as he searches for the origins of caviar through Europe and the Caspian Sea with his La Sardina camera. The cameras cost €149 each and are available from the website below.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Diana Colour Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has introduced a new collection of colourful Diana F+ and Diana Mini cameras, hand straps and accessories. The Diana F+ is now available in “Buttercup Yellow” and “True Blue”, while the Diana Mini comes in “Fern Green” and “Twilight Blue”. The camera and flash cases are also available in yellow and green, as well as “Peacock Blue”.

Website: Lomography

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lomography Announces One-Day Flash Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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On Friday, Lomography will hold a one-day flash sale at both of its Gallery Stores in London. There will be a discount of up to 75% on various items, from the collectable Whitestripes cameras (The Meg Diana F+, pictured, and the Jack Holga) to Lomography London flip-flops and original Russian cameras. “Never in the history of Lomography has there been a day like this, and never will there be again,” the company says. Lomography’s London Gallery Stores are open from 10am till 7pm and located at 117 Commercial Street and 3 Newburgh Street.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fujifilm Re-launches Instant Camera Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm has announced a major re-launch of its Instax range of instant cameras and accompanying films. There are four cameras in the range - the Instax Mini 7S, the Instax Mini 25, the Instax Mini 50 and the Instax 210. Each ‘Mini’ camera produces wallet-sized 62mm x 46mm prints while the larger 210 model prints at 62mm x 99mm. The first three cameras capture photos on Instax Mini film, while the Instax 210 uses the wider Instax Wide film. For more information, visit the website below.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fuji Japan Announces Discontinuance of Several Films

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm Japan has announced the discontinuation of several film products. The decision concerns Fujichrome Sensia III 100 (35mm, both 24- and 36-exposure rolls), Fujichrome T64 (35mm, 36 exposures), Astia 100F (120, 220, 4"x5”, 8"x10” and 4"x5” quickload versions), Velvia 100F (4"x5” quickload type only; note that Velvia 100F is a different emulsion to Velvia 100, which remains in production), Fujicolor Pro 160NC (in 4"x5” and 4"x5” quickload versions) and Fujifilm Neopan SS (35mm, 36 exposures).

Source: Fujifilm Japan

Monday, August 22, 2011

25% Off Lomography Lab Services

Mark Goldstein | Film, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with Lomography to bring you a very special deal - 25% off all mail order lab services from http://www.lomographyuk.com/lomolab! Read on for the full details…

Friday, August 12, 2011

La Sardina Deluxe Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has released the La Sardina Deluxe Kit, which contains four La Sardina toy cameras and a flash called “Fritz the Blitz”. Each La Sardina camera in the collection features a wide-angle lens, rewind dial for easy multiple exposures and simple focusing system with two preset distance settings. The La Sardina Deluxe Kit is available through the Lomography Store for €199.

Friday, July 29, 2011

MiMedia Partners with Digital Memories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Film, Websites
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Online backup experts MiMedia have teamed up with Digital Memories to offer customers a combined digitisation-backup service. Customers who enlist Digital Memories to scan photos will have the option to automatically pre-populate a MiMedia account. MiMedia offers 7GB of free storage space to any and all consumers, and Digital Memories customers with media collections larger than 7GB will still receive three months of MiMedia for free, with a discount on conversion.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lomography to Launch Pop Up Store at Selfridges

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography is set to launch a Pop Up Store at Selfridges from 1st August. Resembling a “retro ship”, the store will take inspiration from one of Lomography’s newest cameras, La Sardina, .which is based on a humble but beautiful sardine can. Open troughout August, the Lomography Pop Up Store at Selfridges will offer camera workshops where you can borrow a camera and shoot a roll of film for £1, ship’s bell discounts, books,  films, and the full range of analogue cameras in Lomography’s line-up. The store will be located on the ground floor of Selfridges, 40 Duke Street, London W1U 1AT.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Limited Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Film
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Lomography has rolled out the limited-edition Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day film camera and announced a competition. The Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day, whose production run is limited to 2,000 units, is dressed in red leather and equipped with a Minitar 1 32mm f/2.8 lens. The camera comes packaged in a special velvet box with Lomo LC-A+ book, LC-A+ ‘toolkit’ instruction manual, cable release and batteries. Also included is a special Russia Day camera strap, a Russia Day emblem for the camera (5 designs available) and Russia Day emblem with the strap (5 designs available). Coinciding with the launch, Lomography has also announced the Car for A Baby contest - couples who take a romantic photo of themselves during September are in for a chance to win an original Russian scooter. And if on June 12th 2012 a baby comes into your world, Lomography will celebrate this with an additional prize: a Russian family van for your new family! As always, we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering the competition.