Lomography, Etc.

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  1. ustdoc

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    I have heard many people talking about lomography. It is quite a buzz around town. Are there any stores here in the country where I can try one of these cameras? Or any place where I can visit to know more about this lomography thing? Any lomography enthusiasts out there?:rolleyes:
     
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    Rockwell, sa Team Manila Boutique. Lomo Love!
     
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    My friend has one... COOL CAMERA!!! :)
     
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    Hmm i've read in Inquirer there's a store na "Oh! Shoot". It's somewhere in QC... There's a website too but i didn't memorize it. Sorry :(
     
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    Yup, I'd say everything you need you can find in the link Lakan posted. Lots of sellers at relatively cheaper prices than those you'll find elsewhere, not to mention a very fun and nice community :)
     
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    Can anyone post pictures and the kind of camera they used? This is very interesting.
     
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    Tama si Mitch! Everything you need to know about local Lomo is in that link,

    The camera that started it all and is considered as "THE" Lomo camera is the LOMO LC-A. It was originally made in Russia but now since they dont make it anymore. LSI ( Lomographic Society Inc.) is making them in China and calling it the LC-A+ . Mine is a LC-A+ RL- a China made body with original Russian lens, the best of both worlds if you ask me.

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    here is a sample shot from this camera.
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    There are also other cameras being used like the Diana, the Holga, etc.....
     
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    Sayang Team Manila pala ang nagbebenta ng lomos sa rockwell. All the while I thought they only sell those cool Team Manila shirts :D I've been looking for a supersampler for a few months now. It's out of stock here in KL. :(
     
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    Wow! This is great.

    Just a query, is lomography more of a hit or miss kinda shooting or did you manually adjust the camera (much like of dslrs) to achieve this kind of effect?
     
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    hey guys. i followed the link posted by Lakan and oh boy.. this lomography thing really is serious. they've got nice creative shots using their lomo cameras. i believe the cams they use are way cheaper than an average DSLR. I am just wondering... how do you get the creative shots? is the camera capable of delivering a unique specific creative output w/o adjustment (as in point and shoot)or it has to be adjusted like a dslr to get the desired pic?:rolleyes:
     
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    i just repeated macmackie's question. anyway, we're both curious.
     
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    I'm not a lomo user but from chats with those who owned one, most people I know say it's the surprise they get after developing the photos that they like about lomos. for me its a dumbed down camera that makes surprising results :D
     
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    i saw several bnew lomo cameras @ eBay.ph. they are like toys with different designs and colors. their price ranging from Php 5k up.
     
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    Actually it varies from camera to camera. there are some that are just point & shoot in the truest sense of the word, you point and then you shoot, no fiddling , no controls, nothing.

    There are others like the LC-A+ that requires you to set the focusing distance, so you need to learn to guesstimate distances.

    There are those which allows you to set a limited amount of aperture and shutterspeed depending on the situation.

    Of course you the shooter need to provide the "creative" part.

    The true lomo cams are usually cheap plastic toy cameras ( except the LC-A) and their lenses are less than perfect which makes for soft, distorted shots that sometimes gives off a dreamy look :) I do some post processing sometimes depending on the images but mostly I just slap in the signature and that's it or do minor level adjustments. I make sure that when the film is developed and scanned that they don't do any color correction or anything. :)

    Here is a sample from the Diana+ camera that I have
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    Danielg, is that vignetting part of the creative shot? it's too much vignetting! but very nice.
     
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    I heard a number of original Lomo (Russian Made) cameras litter the camera shops in Saigon, Vietnam? Has anyone confirm this. I might go camera hunting when I am there. :)
     
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    USTdoc, if you shoot towards a bright object or scene then there will be Vignettes for sure with a Lomo cam. Many lomo shooters love vignettes and because of the imperfect lenses found in many lomo cameras vignettes are standard.

    HEre is a shot from my Holga 120GN - I shot this in bulb mode ( 3 -4 secs I think) and still there are vignettes.
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    In fact there is a lomo cam called the Holga 135bc (blackcorners) this camera has a built-in mask in the lens the induces vignetting even when shooting in a shade :)
    Here is a shot from m long gone Holga 135bc. This was shot late afternoon if I am not mistaken or early morning.. and it wasn't very bright then.

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