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Yashica ST-7 Mini Tripod

YASHICA ST-7 MINI TRIPOD Well this is not an expensive piece of kit but it is starting to be one of the first things I pack before going out with my cameras be it a pinhole or normal film camera as it is light and fits in your pocket. It does exactly what it has to do...

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Puerto Rico – Statue in the Sun – Samsung NX

I've just got back from a trip that included Puerto Rico and Miami, I'll be posting more images soon but this one is called 'Statue in the Sun' as in the UK on the same day I took this it snowed buckets and shut everything down for days!INFO Puerto Rico, is an...

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Fuji Neo Classic Instax Camera – A Review

Fuji Neo Classic Instax Camera I've had this camera for a while and not really used it, but lately i've been putting it in my pocket and I have really got to like it. It's light and quite compact and it is really easy to use it also looks quite cool. It has a few...

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BT Tower in London Town

The BT Tower in London village it was taken with my Sigma DP2 Merrill I love the Sigma it is my fave digital at the moment. You can view more about the camera HERE. You can also see more of my images taken with the Sigma HERE What Wikipedia says about the...

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Fire Brigade Entry – Taken with a Sigma DP2 Merrill

Fire Brigade Entry a sign I found while walking to work in London village it was taken with my Sigma DP2 Merrill I love the Sigma it is my fave digital at the moment. You can view more about the camera HERE. You can also see more of my images taken with...

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London Kings Cross – Taken with a Sigma DP2 Merrill

This image of the new roof at London Kings Cross concourse was taken with my Sigma DP2 Merrill I love the Sigma it is my fave digital at the moment. You can view more about the camera HERE. You can also see more of my images taken with the Sigma HERE Here...

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Any Which Way! – Taken with a Sigma DP2 Merrill

An image taken with my Sigma DP2 Merrill just before the storm hit! I love the DP2 it is my fave digital at the moment. You can view more about the camera HERE. You can also see more of my images taken with the Sigma HERE Here is a little piece of text...

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The Storm – Nassau taken with an Horizon Panoramic

The Storm taken in Nassau with an Horizon panoramic camera. These Russian built 35mm cameras are fantastic cameras and are still being produced. The image was taken as a storm started to roll in and was taken at the point near the famous Atlantis Hotel. The panoramic...

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Nice, France using the Lomo LC-A 120

These two images were taken with the Lomo LC-A 120 using Fuji RVP100F. They were taken on April 22nd 2014 in Nice, France. The LC-A 120 is a fully automatic 6x6 120 camera that uses zone focusing. It is a fantastic pocket sized compact camera (if you have slighty...

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Decay – The Wild Swans and a Canon A-1

Decay - The Wild Swans This image was taken in 2014 using a Canon A1 and Lomo Redscale Film. I was at the original gig and you can find out more about the Wild Swans HERE. I really like the Canon A1 as it has some great lenses to go with it. As for Redscale film this...

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Lomo L-CA+ Style – The Invisible Man – Lomography

This image was taken with the Lomo L-CA+ and double exposed. The first image was of the brick wall the next was the image of my son Joel. Taking double exposures does take a little practice as you have to get the exposures just right to not over expose the whole image...

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Impossible I-1 Analogue Camera

I love the idea of the Impossible I-1 the new instant camera and I must admit I would like to own one! The Impossible project have reinvented instant film and now they have reinvented the instant camera. You can control the camera by a mobile app as well and it has a...

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Photography by Fiat Lux unreleased Bill Nelson demo

A great track for a site like this Photography by Fiat Lux, Photography was the second single released by the band and this is the unreleased Bill Nelson demo recording. You can read more about Fiat Lux HERE  You can view more of my Photographs HERE Photography...

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Film Stock seems to be like buses you wait for ages and then two come along at once 'Ferrania P30' is an 80 asa panchro film from Italy. Well I say new as this a reintroduction of the legendary P30 film produced by the italian company during the 1960s. It was brought...

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Lomography Color Negative Film F²/400

Lomography Color Negative Film F²/400 The guy's at Lomography have released a new 35mm film stock it is a color negative film. It is made from a jumbo roll of film they bought from an Italian filmmaker and then they stored the film in oak casks for seven years. The...

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Why call your website Light leaks

People often ask me about why I call the site Light Leaks well this is a good example, The shot is called NYC On Fire. The city is not actually on fire but light is getting in through the back of the camera as I bent the film back slightly while loading a film and the...

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Travelwide by Wanderlust 4×5 Camera

The above image was taken using the Wanderlust Travelwide, This is a great 4x5 camera as it is light and compact for a 4x5. It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign but it seems due to the problems the guy's encounted they seem to have called it a day! which is a shame...

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Redscale 'LIGHTS' Taken with a Lomography LCA+ Wide using Rollei Redbird you can view more of my photos HERE Red Scale Film : Wikipedia Says : edscale is a technique of shooting photographic film where the film is exposed from the wrong side, i.e. the emulsion is...

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Found 35mm and APS Films!

Here we have two images that I found on a couple of rolls of film I found in a draw. The bubble image was taken with a Minox 35 using Kodak 200 Colour Film. The Barber image was taken with Canon EOS IX using Fuji APS film. You can view more of my photos HERE APS Film...

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Hipstamatic Pinhole

The above images are taken with an iPhone 6 using the Hipstamatic app and the new pinhole pack! It's a great pack and it is available in the app store. You can visit their web page HERE The hipstamatic app is a great adittion to your iphone it has a wide ranges of...

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Mercury: The World’s First Universal Camera

Well the new Mercury Camera from Mercury Works looks like it might mean that half my camera collection will become redundant! It is a medium format camera that can change into a large format camera. It does not stop there you can also shoot with a wide range of film...

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Diana Dreamer Lomo Camera

This is an image taken on a Diana Dreamer camera with 120 Kodak film. It is cross-processed as it was an E6 film and it was put through C41 chemistry. You can see more of my photos HERE Here is what Wikipedia say's about the camera : The Diana camera is a...

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Spectra! – A really cool Polaroid camera

Here are some images using a Polaroid Spectra Onxy! The film is Impossible Black and White. It was rubbish weather this bank holiday so I decided you get my spectra copy stand out and my onxy camera and copy some old magazine images. Here are the results. MORE...

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New York 1996 – Olympus Trip 35

These were taken in 1996 in New York while I was on honeymoon! they were taken with an Olympus Trip using Kodak film. ( NEW YORK ) More Photos OLYMPUS TRIP 35 WIKIPEDIA The Trip 35 is a 35mm compact camera, manufactured by Olympus. It was introduced in 1967 and...

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Out to Sea – Lomo LC-A+

Out to Sea Taken with a Lomo LC-A+ at Minehead in Somerset MORE IMAGES LOMO LC-A+ (MICROSITE) The Lomo Kompakt Automat (or the LOMO LC-A, as it’s more commonly known) is a 35mm Russian compact camera that unwittingly kickstarted an entire worldwide photographic...

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Polaroid 350 + Fuji FP100C

Here are some images taken with a Polaroid 350 Instant camera dating from 1971 and using Fuji FP100C film. This film is no longer produced and his film expired in 2011 but has been in the fridge so its as good as new! You can see more images HEREPOLAROID 350 art of...

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Yashica Dental Camera – Winter Be Gone!

Yashica Dental Camera Yashica Dental Camera, Well the photo season is on its way, the days are getting loger.... well they are still 24 hours long but you know what I mean and the light is getting better ( more info ) Image taken with a Dental Camera and Kodak BW400CN...

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Instax Square SQ10 a Hybrid Camera

INSTAX SQUARE  SQ10 I love instant film and i've had the Fuji SQ10 awhile now I used the free film and a pack I was given and then forgot about it as i've got loads of cameras and it just got pushed to the back of the pile. But i've dug it out to take on my next trip...

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Christmas with the Sigma DP2 Merrill

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL Here are some pictures taken with the Sigma DP2 Merrill a fantastic little digital camera and one i keep stuffed in my pocket! Click on the image below to open the gallery The Sigma DP2 Merrill is an update to the DP2x with a new body and the...

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A1 some test shots with the Canon A-1

CANON A1 I was given a Canon A1 recently and after replacing the seals, stopping the Canon cough and giving it a good clean I took it out for a walk and i've got some good news... it seems to be in perfect working order. I also developed a film that was in the camera...

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Toronto – Five Frames with Ilford FP4

Here we have five frames taken with Ilford FP4 and an Olympus OM1 camera with a Olympus 135mm f3.5 lens. They were taken in Toronto at the beginning of July 2019.I  love usung black and white film and this combination seems to work really well. Click on the Gallery...

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Olympus OM1

OLYMPUS OM1  Well i've had an Olympus OM10 for awhile and hardly used it but I bought an OM1 a few months ago and it has gradually become my favourite camera! It's light and easy to use and some of the lenses are amazing. I have the standard 50mm f1.8,...

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Purple – Olympus OM1 – Kodak 200 film and some gels!

Purple : These images are taken with an Olympus OM1 using Kodak 200 film with two different film gels cut and placed in a cokin filter holder. The gels were numbered 061 and 079 and i'm not sure what colours they were as I didn't have the book they were...

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Wanderlust Travelwide Camera – Polaroid Images

WANDERLUST TRAVELWIDE CAMERAHere are a few Fujifilm FP-100C45 taken with a Wanderlust Travelwide 4x5 camera. This camera was funded through kickstarter that seems to have had one production run and then the company folded. You can see more info HERE. I love this...

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Impossible I-1 A few black and white images

The Impossible I-1 instant camera is now a lost camera as the impossible project is now part of Polaroid Originals. It is no longer made or supported. It has had its problems but I really like it as it looks really cool. Here are a few images taken with...

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Polaroid SLR680 – Third Man Records Duochorome Film

Took my Polaroid SLR680 out this morning with a impossible 'third man records' edition film installed. This film is a yellow duochrome edition and its cracking! I wish i'd have bought a few more packs! You can vist third man records HERE . Below are a few...

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Olympus OM-1 and Kodak 400 around Manchester

These images are taken in Manchester with a Olympus OM-1 and Kodak 400 film. It was overcast and I just went for a walk around the backstreets of the Northern Quarter OLYMPUS OM-1From WikipediaThe first model was presented...

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Well I’ve been thinking of this for a while and with the new year it's going to happen! What is the 'Lightleaks Challenge' I here you ask?Where do I begin at the start, I suppose...?I supply you with a camera and that camera will be the Cosina CX-2 the camera that...

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FED 3 Camera with TMAX 400 film

These images were taken with a FED 3, 35mm film camera these cameras were made in the Ukraine between 1961-1979. The FED 3 is a Ukrainian rangefinder camera inspired by classic Leicas. Over two million were produced between 1961-79....

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Olympus OM1 and Kodak CN400

Here are a few images taken with my Olympus OM1 using Kodak CN400 film. The OM1 is a fantastic camera and they are built to last, it was first made in 1972 and was an instant hit and has been updated over the years. FROM WIKIPEDIA The first...

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NIKON F4 – 35-105mm Nikkor F3.5 ~ 4.5

NIKON F4 The Nikon F4 is a heavy weight in more ways than one. It is heavy but its features make up for that. It can do just about everything. It was Nikon's first auto focus camera  and it can take the full range of manual and AF lenses. I love the...

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London Village – Olympus Mju 170VF

London Village - Two images taken with a Olympus Mju 170VF compact camera using Kodak CN400 black and white film. These were taken on a walkabout while I was in London doing a training course. OLYMPUS CAMERAS MORE 35MM PHOTOS MJU - From...

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River Crossing – Nikon F3

River Crossing - This image was taken with a Nikon F3 with a 50mm F1.8 lens. I used Ilford F4 (125asa) film. This is a picture of a river crossing on the river ryton just near the Worksop bypass.ILFORD FILMMORE 35MM IMAGESILFORD FILM Ilford Photo is a UK manufacturer...

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Set Sail – Nikon F3

Set Sail - This image was found on a roll of Kodak 200asa film I took on my holiday in March, i'd put it in the den and forgot about it. I used a Nikon F3 with a 50mm lens and a cokin filter - SET SAIL.   NIKON F3 (Wiki Post) The Nikon F3 was Nikon's...

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Angel Face – The Face Of An Angel

ANGELS I'm a big fan of graveyards as I've spent a lot of time in them doing family research. I love grave stones and in particularly angels. Not sure why I just do maybe they just seem to take the best photos? I've taken loads of images of this one with...

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Nice walk on a summer’s day!

Well a nice summer's day for a walk with my Sigma DP2 Merrill, the sun was out so a walk through the fields was in order. Here are a few images from my walk. SIGMA CAMERAS From the Sigma website With its compact...

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Blackbird Fly 35mm TLR Camera

The Blackbird Fly 35mm TLR Camera is a bit of a cult success story, it is one would say a plastic toy camera but it is much more than that it is a fantastic piece of kit. You can shoot in 3 formats (using provided masks): normal 35mm (24mm x 36mm), square format (24mm...

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The FED 3 is a Ukrainian Rangefinder camera which is based on a Leica. These cameras are built like tanks and were produced between 1961 and 1979 they are easy to pick up and have a good range of lenses. MORE PHOTOS FED 3 (Camerapedia Page) This  is a Ukrainian...

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Lomo L-CA+

The Lomo L-CA+ is a new version of the original L-CA, it has a multi exposure feature and an auto shutter speed control. It also has a few new accessories. It is a simple camera that anyone can use and produces fantastic images. It is one of those cameras you can keep...

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Holga 120 Camera not just a bit of plastic!

The Holga 120 camera comes in many different formats and as of November 2015 is no longer being produced! I have a couple of different models, one original and one altered by Randy at Holgamods!. These are fantastic light weight plastic cameras that do just about...

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Key Largo Sky

Key Largo Sky taken with a Canon IXUS and 15 year old APS film. It's nice to know that once you click the shutter on a film camera there is no going back! I'm quite please with this shot as I didn't even think the film would work.... as the case was cracked and it...

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Black & Yellow Film by Third Man Records Edition

The impossible project have release a limited edition black and yellow film for polaroid 600 cameras! Here is my first pack! (more photos). This Yellow and Black film strips out the normal colour range which makes it perfect for banna pics! 🙂 you can buy it HERE...

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Agfa Isola – A good 120 starter camera

Agfa Isola A good starter camera for the 120 film 6x6cm format these are cheap to buy and give good results using all film types. There are a few different models available due to slight modifications throughout the production run. Not a lot can go wrong with the agfa...

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Bronica ETRSI is a dream to use

Bronica ETRSI The Bronica ETRSI is a 4.5x6cm 120/220 roll film camera that is a dream to use but a little heavy to carry around for everyday use but if you do you will get stunning results. Built between 1976-1980 the build quality is fantastic all the lenses are...

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Action Sampler four images one photo

Lomography Action Sampler The action sampler a little plastic camera with four lenses – so you can get four images on one photo Four sets of 26mm single element sequentially operated lenses Fixed aperture Uses 35mm film I’ve used this camera a few times and I must...

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Canon A-1

Canon A-1 This is one of my most used 35mm cameras and no I'm not in the canon only camp as I also like the nikon F3. It was introduced in 1978 and was a big leap in technology at the time and it is still a fantastic camera to use and with the amount of...

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Dial 35 a wind up camera! from Bell & Howell

Dial 35 by Bell & Howell Right a bit of an oddball here a clockwork auto winding half frame 35mm camera that I really like made by canon and re-badged for Bell & Howell. It has a photo cell around the lens that works the lightmeter and it looks really cool and...

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black slim devil

Black Slim Devil This is a fantastic little fit in your pocket point and shoot camera! It has a fantastic superwide lens that gives stunning images for its size. It is a copy of the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim camera. It's pastic and consists of a 22mm...

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agfa clack

Agfa Clack Well you could say this camera has a really crap name 'Clack' but that is the only crap thing about it. It was made between 1954-1965 and it was a mass produced camera for the people and used 120 film in the 6x9 format. Aperture f/11 and f/12.5...

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Ronnie B – Polaroid 1200si

Ronnie B - Here is a photo of Ronnie Barker taken with a Polaroid 1200si using film with a dodgy pod! The film was old and I don't know how the film has been kept before I bought it. Ronald William George Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English...

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The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film

Well I've been sent this link from a few friends but it is something a select few have known for years . The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras, Take a look at the article HERE My Photos : GO! A bit from the article : Film photography was...

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Bluebell the Cat and Oscar

Here is an image of Blubell the cat taken with the sigma with a close-up lens attached. The image quality is fantastic and Blu seems to like her photo taken but Oscar, well he will get used to it. Here is another on my lomo home. It's great taking photos of Blu and...

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The Sigma DP2 Merrill

I really like the Sigma DP2 Merrill although alittle slow at processing images the images are stunning and i'm still getting to grips with it as it is better in manual than fully auto. Here is a link to a review on the Photography Blog website REVIEW I'll...

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Giacomo Puccini taken with a Canon A1

Giacomo Puccini taken with a Canon A1 while on holiday in Italy. The A1 is one of my most used cameras as it can handle everything you throw at it! TEXT FROM WIKIPEDIAPuccini was born Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini in...

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Titter Ye Not

Titter Ye Not - Taken with a Minolta Vectis S1 while in Blackpool, these are opposite the Tower on the prom. The Minolta Vectis S-series comprises two APS system models of film SLR cameras made by Minolta, the flagship model Vectis S-1 and the Vectis S-100. The...

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Red and Blue - Taken with a Canon A1 using Redbird film. Redbird film is reversed in the cartridge so the protection layer is at the back so the colour range is different. BUY Rollei's Creative Edition introduces the RedBird RedScale Film. This film is specially...

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Shell taken with a Nikon D3000 this is a digital camera which I use for work and I don't really use it much. The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on 30 July 2009. It replaces the D40 as Nikon's entry level DSLR. It...

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Nikon D3000 Digital Camera – Nice Hat!

NIKON D3000 Nice Hat taken with a Nikon D3000 in Belize. ( more info ) The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on 30 July 2009. It replaces the D40 as Nikon's entry level DSLR. It features a 3.0-inch 230,000-dot...

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The LC-A 120 a lomogragphy camera

LOMO LC-A 120 Well who say's film is dead! The good people at don't think so with the release of the LC-A 120 which is a pocket sized auto exposure 120 camera which looks fantastic, they have 500 available for pre-order which will ship in time for...

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Minolta Vectis S1 – Eye to Eye using Kodak APS film

MINOLTA VECTIS S1 APS CAMERA Taken with a Minolta Vectis S1 using Kodak APS film. ( more info ) The Minolta Vectis S-series comprises two APS system models of film SLR cameras made by Minolta, the flagship model Vectis S-1 and the Vectis S-100. The cameras feature a...

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Redscale Garage – A film from the Lomography guys!

Redscale film by Lomography Redscale Film, Here we have a photo taken with a Lomo LCA Wide+ using redscale film. Redscale film is just normal film reversed and reloaded onto the spool. ( more info ) Redscale is a technique of shooting photographic film where the film...

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