The Lomo’Instant camera delivers immediate prints with analogue results
Aren’t Lomography cameras just glorified toys for hipsters?Aren’t you the judgemental one? Long before it was the preserve of Hoxton denizens in skinny jeans, Lomography was an analogue photography movement with Russian roots. Yes, we’re aware how hipster that sounds already, so perhaps you’re right.
So what's special about this camera?If you’re a fan of film photography, you’ll appreciate all the controls this camera has to offer without the drag of having to develop your film. Shoot on auto or manual with the option of flash and shutters N and B for normal daytime shots and long exposures for night accordingly. The latter can even paint your photograph with crazy light streaks if you hold it open.
But what about the lenses?Aside from the wide-angle lens that comes built in, there are also fisheye lens and portrait lens attachments (35mm lens equivalent) for you to experiment with. Mix it up some more by popping colour filters over the lens; you can even create unlimited multiple exposures to create eye-popping composite prints.
Does it fashion your pictures out of Fairtrade coffee and moustache wax?Sorry to disappoint you, but it goes the slightly more conventional way of instant film; more specifically, easily available Fujifilm Instax Mini film.
I could give this a whirl.You could, if you're prepared to pitch in for the Kickstarter funding drive, that is. Prices start from US$70 (£42) for the plainer White and Black editions, while the SanRemo and Kickstarter versions start at US$100 (£60).
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