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Film Cameras

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Lomography scanner uses your smartphone to digitize analog slides and negatives

If you were into photography in the 80s or earlier, chances are that you now have a bunch of slides and negatives that have sat forgotten for many years. Should that be the case, or if you even still use analog film, then the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner might be for you. It allows you to convert 35mm negs and slides into digital images, using your smartphone. Read More
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Lomography Belair X 6-12 medium format bellows camera

It's easy to think that the future of photography is all about megapixels, RAW files and camera apps, but for some people the future will remain analog. Just ask the good folks at Lomography who continue to come up with intriguing film cameras, like the Spinner, the LOMO LC-Wide, and now the Belair X 6-12, a 6 x 12 film camera, which features collapsible bellows that give the camera a convenient and portable size when not in use. Read More

Gizmon iCA is an iPhone case for classic camera buffs

There’s no arguing that the Japanese love their cameras, particularly classic cameras. There’s no arguing that the Japanese love their iPhones (who doesn’t?). What could be cooler than combining the two and creating an iPhone case that looks like a classic Leica? That’s exactly what Japanese classic camera importer Adplus has done with its Gizmon iCA. Now its introducing an all-black “military” version - available for order worldwide in a few days. These covers don’t just look good either. Read More

Vintage Leica cameras head to auction

A collection of vintage Leica cameras are set to go to auction later this year at the WestLicht Photographica Auction. One of the standouts is a 1923 Leica 0-series camera. The 0-series model represented in the auction was one of just 25 of the cameras made by the company and has retained much of its original glory, although this particular camera as been fitted with a Galian finder rather than the folding version found on the original (typical for these cameras). The camera is in fully-working condition, and has the original paintwork and parts. The 0-series is expected to be the most expensive item at the auction, and sell for around US$807,755. Read More
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Gigantic 35-foot camera takes negatives larger than most people

We've seen some pretty small cameras in our day, but the “Eye of America” is certainly the largest. The 35-foot camera can barely fit in a tractor trailer, and can capture photos so detailed that it will put even some of the most the high-end of digital cameras to shame. The giant camera is being built by photographer Dennis Manarchy as part of his “Vanishing Cultures” project. For the project, Manarchy plans to travel to all 50 states with a view to creating a collection of photos and stories that “celebrates the full cycle of the American experience.” Read More
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Affordable kit lets you build your own twin lens reflex camera

Back in the days before digital cameras and printers, many do-it-yourselfers liked to develop and print their own photos. While those days of darkrooms, chemicals and papers haven't completely given over to CMOS sensors and printers just yet, nuts and bolts photographers still have to work a bit harder to get their hands dirty, so to speak. Now, camera gadget site Photojojo offers one way to stay "retro," by offering a very affordable build-it-yourself twin lens camera kit that shoots honest to gosh 35mm film. Best of all, even though it looks like a toy, its plastic lens actually captures fairly decent (read "lo-fi dreamy") photos. The small amount of vignetting and lens flare is thrown in for free! Read More
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LomoKino lets you shoot VERY old school 35mm movies

Video cameras now routinely offer features such as full 1080p high-def video, night vision mode, and stereo sound ... if you're one of the people who reads that and thinks "Big deal, that just means people will have nicer-looking home videos," perhaps you would appreciate a camera that's focused less on the latest tech, and more on the art of moving pictures. Well, Lomography's new LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker should fit the bill. Paying homage to the original Chaplin-era movie cameras, users hand-crank 35mm film through the box-like device, while a fixed-focus lens captures all the jittery, grainy action. Read More
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