Lomography's First Instant Camera Uses Real-Life Filters

The retro camera fanatics at Lomography are diving into the world of instant photography with a colorful new shooter packed with all the charm and nostalgia of the 35mm Lomos you've known for years. It follows from the spirit of the Impossible Project, which proved that stirring up interest in lo-fi photo is eminently… » 5/27/14 9:42am 5/27/14 9:42am

Lomography's New Lens Kit Turns Your Mirrorless Camera Into a Fun Toy

Lomography, maker of your favorite retro plastic film cameras, is diving into the world of digital with a new package of three experimental lenses for micro four thirds mirrorless cameras. The photos look pretty incredible, even if they're not exactly "high quality." » 10/17/13 11:40am 10/17/13 11:40am

An Incredible 19th Century Lens Has Been Reengineered For Your DSLR

In 1840, Joseph Petzval invented an optical portrait lens, which for the rest of the century would be used to take loads of photos. Now, the retro-fanatics at Lomography have reengineered the lens from the ground up for today's Canon and Nikon cameras. And the photos are incredible. » 7/25/13 6:34am 7/25/13 6:34am

Photography Is Even More Satisfying When You Build Your Own Camera

If there's one thing that's keeping traditional analog film still alive, it's Lomography's relentless pursuit to keep the medium alive with unique cameras that always seem to bring a new approach to film photography. And this time around it's introducing the Konstruktor: a $35 build-it-yourself plastic camera that… » 6/13/13 11:45am 6/13/13 11:45am

No One Could Mistake Lomo's Gorgeous Bellows Camera for Digital

Many photographers who still shoot on film do so for its unique aesthetics. But a small subset just downright hate digital cameras, and with Lomo's new Belair X 6-12 and its retro bellow mechanism hanging around their neck, no one will ever mistake their shooter for one of those new-fangled digital monstrosities. » 10/18/12 2:41pm 10/18/12 2:41pm

Fisheye Baby 110 Is the Smallest Lomo Cam Ever

The new Fisheye Baby 110 recalls the spy cameras from Cold War thrillers. Except instead of using them to perpetrate acts of espionage, you'll use them to take wonderful, lo-fi photos from last night's party. » 6/14/12 10:50am 6/14/12 10:50am

LomoKino Adapter Lets Your Phone Capture 35mm Movies Without an App

In addition to still cameras, Lomography also makes the LomoKino which lets retro enthusiasts capture 35mm movies in all their scratchy, grainy glory. But sharing those creations isn't easy, at least without this smartphone adapter which lets you digitize your flicks. » 1/21/12 2:00pm 1/21/12 2:00pm

Daily Desired: Limited Edition Lomo Cams for Less

No matter how you feel about film (sacrilege!), or the saturated, low-fi aesthetic of lomography, you've got to admit there's something special about the brightly colored Lomo cameras and their countless iterations. Something that looks that fun must be fun, right? If you've ever had the urge to buy one, now's the… » 11/29/11 9:00pm 11/29/11 9:00pm

Lomokino Is Lomography's Dinky 35mm Video Camera

Styled kind of like an old Kodak Brownie, Lomography's first-ever video camera, the Lomokino, shoots video on ordinary rolls of 35mm film with a little crank of a handle. Capable of squeezing up to 50 seconds of footage onto a standard 36-frame roll, the finished results are a real throw back to ye olden days. » 11/03/11 7:30am 11/03/11 7:30am

Lomography Paints the Town (Well, the LC-A+) Red For Russia Day

11 months before the next Russia Day, Lomography's wrapped the classic Ruski film-camera in red goats' leather and painted fertility symbols on it. Why they did that, I'm not sure, but I do like the soviet badge on the back. » 7/21/11 10:30am 7/21/11 10:30am

Who Knew Sardine Tins Could Inspire Lomography's Camera Design?

For seafarin' types only (oh, ok, you landlubbers can use them too), Lomography's new type of film camera comes in four fishy variants, all with 22mm wide-angle lenses. » 6/16/11 8:10am 6/16/11 8:10am

Lomography LC-Wide: Don't Call It a Toy Camera

Apply as many filters as you want in Instagram, but you're not making art. For that you need 35mm film, updated with Lomography's latest take on an old Soviet classic, the LC-Wide. » 6/15/11 4:30pm 6/15/11 4:30pm

You'll Either Love or Hate These Limited Edition Valentine's Day…

I know what you lovely commenters are going to say—why shoot film? Lomography cameras are for hipsters. Yada yada yada. But at least these Valentine's Day-edition Diana Mini and DianaF+ cams aren't pink, is all I'll say! » 1/28/11 12:20pm 1/28/11 12:20pm

Shooting on Film Is One of the Most Frustrating Experiences, Yet I…

I got three rolls of film processed today, and have been sobbing ever since. Why? Because only 17% of the shots came out. You might say it's my own fault for using film in a digital world, but you're wrong. » 12/31/10 1:00pm 12/31/10 1:00pm

Analogue Camera Sprocket Rocket Shoots Photos With Exposed 35mm…

It's got the best name in camera-land, and looks incredible too. The Lomography-brand camera takes 35mm film but exposes the photos with visible sprocket holes (see below for an example), and also features a reverse gear for moving between frames. » 10/27/10 7:20am 10/27/10 7:20am

Crazy Stop-Motion Video Made From Over 2,000 Lomo Film Photos and Super…

This is one of those videos that'll make you feel all warm inside. Over 20 Lomographers (toy camera-shooting people) from London got together to create a stop-motion video, combining their various films and shots for what you can see here: » 10/19/10 12:20pm 10/19/10 12:20pm

Retro Camera Android App Has Yet More Grainy Effects to Sample

Another Hipstamatic-like app for Android, with Retro Camera following in Fxcamera's footsteps by turning your snaps into ye olde worldly photos. It's got four film cameras to "shoot" with, that in turn produce four different lomo-esque effects. » 8/11/10 5:23am 8/11/10 5:23am

Lomography's Spinner Camera Shoots 360 Panoramic Photos on Film

Pull the trigger-cord, and away the panoramic photos snap, with the camera spinning on its axis. It's one of the coolest (and cheapest) ways to shoot 360-degree photos, and as it's from Lomography the saturated colors and effects are guaranteed. » 6/09/10 7:01am 6/09/10 7:01am

Film Cameras Made From Household Rubbish Take Pretty Crazy Photos

Built using household supplies like floppy disks and plastic food containers, Peekfreak's cameras are hilariously fun and brilliantly pared down, with no knobs or buttons to press. Wait until you see how bare bones the insides are: » 5/11/10 7:40pm 5/11/10 7:40pm

Pinhole Camera the Size Of A Thumbnail Actually Takes Photos

The creator of this tiny camera made two mistakes. One: it's styled like a Lomography Fisheye camera, but can't shoot fisheye photos. Two: they're not for sale yet. I demand ten. » 4/22/10 8:06am 4/22/10 8:06am