Review – Fuji Natura Classica with Fuji Tungsten T64!

So… In the previous review you’ve seen how this small yet capable camera can do in low-light conditions. This review will show you how the camera handles daylight, loaded with some Tungsten film and x-pro-ed (cross-processed)!

I have that ONE precious roll of Fuji Tungsten T64 (ISO 64) which I got as part of the lot of films I bought off some guy. So I was a little reluctant to use it. Well, we want to save that special few rolls for one day where we finally feel like we’ve found the rightful purpose to shoot and expense it.

So, cut to the chase – I finally shot that roll on this outing (if you want to know when is the next outing, follow me here and here) with some of the local lomo-folks. I must say, the pairing of Fuji Natura Classica, a fast (due to the large aperture) compact with the slow (low ISO, ie light sensitivity) film was marvelous!

I was worried that the low ISO of the film might affect how the photos might turn out but the automatic reading of the DX code on the film cassette was a blessing to have! The camera’s small size and silent shutter allowed me to snap inconspicuously.

Even objects on the move are able to be captured clearly.

On white or very pale backgrounds, you would notice the vignetting quite easily.

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Review – Fuji Natura Classica: A Camera That Sees the World Like You Do

Fuji Natura Classica — it’s a handy little camera, fairly lightweight and easily stows away in a small bag or a big pocket. It’s really quiet, and stealthy, great for street photography! And its ability to shoot indoors and in lowlight is what attracted me at first.

The Fuji Natura Classica is a handy little point-and-shoot camera. It fits nicely into your hand and it’s really light too.

  • Dimensions: 109.5mm×62.0mm×36.0mm
  • Weight: 155g w/o battery
  • Uses one lithium CR2 battery
  • Super-EBC Fujinon 28-56mm f/2.8-5.4 zoom lens
  • Autofocus ranging from 0.4m to infinity
  • NP (natural photo) mode that measures the brightness range of the subject and
    adjusts exposure according to natural light
  • 5 exposure modes available:
    slow-shutter, red-eye reduction, self-timer, remote control, landscape

It can be easily stowed away in a small bag or a big pocket. Plus, it’s really quiet, and stealthy — great for street photography!

When switched on, the lens will protrude slightly, and the LCD on top will be activated. You will see the “NP” icon when you load fast films (ISO 800 and above). It means the Natural Photo mode is activated. I tried the camera first with a roll of Lomography Color Neg 800 ISO and later with a roll of Fujifilm Natura 1600, which was specially designed for the Fuji Natura Classica Camera.

Not to mention, it packs in a pop-up flash which can be activated via the little button at the side. So, even if you do not want/have fast films, you can use the built-in flash!

However, with it being a fairly automated camera, means that there is little we can do with the settings. And, it reads the DX code off the film, so it would not work with films without the DX code. Of course, you can actually meddle with the DX code to fool the camera into thinking it’s a fast film when it’s not. Furthermore, it does not accept any external flash or accessories.

Despite its shortcomings, I must say it’s a great camera and fairly easy to use (I jumped straight into using it w/o fussing over any instruction manual). Don’t be fooled into thinking that this camera is only made for indoors or low light, though it does work very well in those circumstances, take it out into the great outdoors and see it shine too!

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Film Review : Kodak Elitechrome EB100 (Expired)

Realized your roll of Kodak Elitechrome EB is expired?? No worries! It still delivers good shots!

The Kodak Elitechrome EB was the first slide film I chanced upon as a new analogue photographer (or Lomographer).

I’ve heard much about the cool colors and saturation of slide film and cross-processing over the ‘normal’ color negatives. But being new to film and Lomography, I was a little hesitant to try.

As fate have it, I found 2 expired rolls of the Kodak Elite Chrome EB on eBay, and I finally mustered enough courage to give it a run in my beloved Diana F+ (with 35mm back). I wasn’t too sure how the photos will turn out, since I’m new at this whole analogue photography thing, and I’ve never tried Slide film, let alone expired ones, before.

I was pleasantly surprised by how my shots turned out.

And, one of the shots even looked like it came out through the time machine!

Interested to see how it does in low-light conditions, bulb-mode and perhaps multi-exposures??

Maybe now it’s time for you to give this a shot? Tell me how it went!

Original article published on Lomography, click here to read.

Review: Wanna Slice your Photos up?!

Rule #8 : You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film. Yes, that’s right. With the Diana+ Splitzer, you can have more fun doing what you love!

This “little piece of plastic” is a piece of gem. The Diana+ Splitzer fits nicely in front of your Diana F+ ‘s lens and you can adjust the area which you want to “expose”. If you have a Diana and you’re thinking “what else can I do with my favourite camera?” The answer is here! Get a Splitzer and try it!

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A Fishy Encounter

The past week had been a blast! Spending time out and about with the La Sardina has been nothing short of an adventure…
A quick shout out to the wonderful folks at Lomography who made this possible for me!!! Thank you!!!

Now, let me take you through my Fishy Encounter!

For my first roll, I decided to try the Lomography Redscale XR, since it has an extended range which makes it easy when shooting with a camera of fixed aperture (and shutter) like the La Sardina

Read on to find out all about my adventure!

It was a wet and gloomy noon as it was drizzling, and since it was slightly dark, the film exhibits a more intense red hues.

So… I thought “Let’s try some double or multiple exposure!”

And so I did! (It made my trigger-happy finger very happy indeed!) With the La Sardina, it is really easy to do MX (code name for Multiple eXposure) as it has a little switch made just for that!

Finally when the rain has decided to spare me the misery, and the sun peeped from behind the clouds, I was getting a little more light and feeling happier…

This color saturation is just right to me, and it gives a sense of mystery with the slight vignetting at the sides.

Even with a brighter light, it didn’t stop me from doing more MX shots! 🙂

And now, this is one special photo, it turned out very different from the rest but it looks great! I love film! I love all the surprise it brings! LOMO ON!

Part 1 of my Fishy Encounter has ended… And I hurried over to the friendly photo lab (Triple D @ Burlington Sq) to drop off my roll…

It also means, Part 2 is just waiting to start!!

This time … the film of choice is Fuji Sensia 400!!!!!! It is a slide film, and I was very excited to x-pro (cross process) it and see what sparks would a combi like the La Sardina and Sensia 400 give!

Though it’s x-pro but the color shift is fairly natural, just with a more vivid and intense contrast which I really like!

Plus, the ultra wide lens of the La Sardina gives it a nice perspective. Specially when it’s up close!

I am still trying to get the hang of the focal distance of the La Sardina but it didn’t stop me from having fun!

And I really love the MX switch, it made it so easy to have extra fun doing multiple exposure!

I am definitely gonna bring it out again and again (before my 3-weeks runs out!)

*Psst… Remember I’ve 10 x 10piggies to give away to you?! (If you forgot, click here to refresh your memory!)

Here’s how…

1. Like this post (Follow this blog too!)

2. Like my Facebook page for this blog!

3. Leave a comment on this post to say WHY you want the piggies / you deserve them!

Also!!!! I’ll have a bundle of assorted films to give away to ONE lucky reader! Stay tuned for that!!! 😀

//edited on 18 June 2013, 2234hrs: To repair the broken links and missing images. 🙂

Review: Diana F+ 35mm Back – The Convertible!

Love your Diana F+ and the photos it produces? But also love the convenience of 35mm films? Now you can have the best of both worlds!

Yes! It’s possible to have the best of both worlds! With the Diana+ 35mm back, you can shoot with you trusty and beloved Diana F+ but with the easily available and affordable 35mm films!

The 35mm Back is easily interchangeable with your default Diana’s back (just don’t try this while you’re in the middle of a roll!).

And of course, it works exactly as your Diana F+ should, with the Splitzer, or if you like double and/or multiple exposures. (See some of the photos I took with my Diana F+ with the 35mm back!)

Wait! It gets better! You get 4 masks together with your purchase of the 35mm Back which can be interchanged to take different formats.

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Originally published on Lomography.com on 28 Dec 2010

La Sardina – The Fresh and Unique 35mm Fish Can Super-wide-angle Camera

OFFICIAL LOMOGRAPHY PRESS RELEASE

La Sardina
The Fresh and Unique 35mm Fish Can Super-wide-angle Camera 


Fishy Fantasy


Straight from the La Sardina fish market, Lomography brings you four stylish cameras that will take 
analogue lovers' hearts by storm. Meet El Capit·n, Fischer's Fritze, Sea Pride and Marathon, the first 
four colorful clones (with a 1000 more to come) of the brand-new La Sardina camera. La Sardina is a 
point and shoot camera, using 35mm film and equipped with a plastic wide-angle lens that enables 
pros and beginners to shoot beautiful Lomographs easily. No need for long explanations at your local 
lab, the processing is really easy due to the regular format of the shots. As different as these four 
models may be, they all have one thing in common - a crazy wide-angle plastic lens and the best lens 
ring of all time.


El Capit·n and Fisher's Fritze are also equipped with Fritz the Blitz, Lomography's newest and most 
powerful flash. Not only is this stunning flash the most powerful Lomographic flash ever, it also 
comes complete with 3 unique distance settings that allow you to set the power of the flash - giving 
you maximum creative control. This flash is also packaged with yellow, red and blue filters that will 
drench even the darkest pirate adventure in colorful light.

While its designs are flashy and stylish, the technical features of La Sardina are humbly reduced to 
the basics to enable even the greenest of greenhorns to make a first step into Lomography. Say hello 
to your new favourite camera!

Get it now! shop.lomography.com/cameras/la-sardina-cameras
Read more about the La Sardina Camera! microsites.lomography.com/la-sardina
See the galleries! microsites.lomography.com/la-sardina/galleries

Technical Details Film Type: Standard 135 roll film
Exposure area: 36 x 24mm
Lens focal length: 22 mm 
Aperture: 1:8 
Angle of view: 88 degrees 
Focusing range: 0.6m - infinity 
Shutter speed:  N (1/100), B (bulb)   
Multiple exposure: Independent MX switch 
Flash contact: Unique Fritz the Blitz flash contact
Flash Sync: first curtain X-type synchronization 
Flash Battery: 1xCR123A
Tripod socket thread: Standard 1/4" tripod socket 
Cable release: Universal cable release socket
Retail price: El C·pitan, Fischer's Fritze with Fritz the Blitz Flash: EUR 89 / USD 99
Sea Pride, Marathon: EUR 49 / USD 59WHAT THE HELL IS LOMOGRAPHY?   
http://www.lomography.com/about 
The Lomographic Society International is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental 
and creative snapshot photography. Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the 
concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life.  
Through our constantly expanding selection of innovative cameras & photographic accessories, we 
promote analogue photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the 
world. Through the efforts and skill of our Lomographic Society members, we seek to document the 
incredible planet around us in a never-ending stream of snapshots - literally a global "Lomographic" 
portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.
The Future is Analogue!

Spreading the Love (Word of LC-Wide)

LOMO LC-WIDE

LOMO LC-A LEGACY

It’s been 27 years since the Lomo LC-A entered our analogue life and took our hearts by storm with its shadowy framing, super saturated colours, sharp contrast and multiple exposures. To cherish this little camera in the past we even plated it with gold but never before expanded its lens. Now the day has come and we are welcoming the new offspring of the Lomo LC-A Legacy: The Lomo LC-Wide, that will challenge your Lomographic perception. It is a passionate celebration of the ultra-wide-angle: Still celebrating the classical features of the Lomo LC-A+, the Lomo LC-Wide adds a new dimension of format frenzy to its specially developed ultra-wide-angle 17 mm Minigon glass lens. Switch from half-frame, to square to full format and enjoy a new quality of wide-angle Lomography!

GO EXTREME

Go close, even closer than your perception of closeness tells you to and watch your favourite caterpillar being sucked into the vortex of this 17 mm glass genius. Go wild, even wilder than your mother ever allowed you to and dive into Ultra-Wide-Angle- Lomography! To up the ante a little bit we equipped the Lomo LC-Wide with three formats to choose from: full-, square- or half- format. If you don’t want to think too much while you are shooting, switch to half-frame-format and fit an amazing amount of 72 shots onto one roll of 36 shots film. Fans of retro will stick to the classic square format while panoramic shots are most effective on the full format.

ULTRA-WIDE-LOMOGRAPHY

No matter if you are hooked on breathtaking panoramic shots or if you are more the-closer-the-better-type, we designed the Lomo LC-Wide to satisfy lovers of all extremes. Its delicate 17 mm Minigon glass lens combines the classical features of the Lomo LC-A with an ultra-wide-angle that will open your eyes to an unknown extent. Follow your curiosity and let the Lomo LC-Wide take you into the wide! With all this options, the Lomo LC-Wide catapults you in a format frenzy that triggers unbeliev- able creativity and proves itself to be a trusty offspring of the Lomo LC-A Legacy.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Exposure area: 36 x 24mm, 24x 24mm (square format), 17 x 24mm (half frame format)

Film Type: Standard 135 roll film

Lens focal length: 17 mm

Maximum aperture: 1:4.5

Angle of view: 103 degrees, 89 degrees (square format) 81 degrees (half frame format)

Focusing range: 0.4m – infinity

Maximum shutter speed: 1/500

Minimum shutter speed: Unlimited

Auto exposure mode: Programmatic

Exposure range: Unlimited ~ EV18

Multiple exposure: Manual shutter cocking with independent MX switch

Film sensitivity supports (ASA/ISO): 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Flash: X-type synchronization hot-shoe

Tripod socket thread: Standard 1⁄4″ tripod socket

Cable release: Universal cable release socket

Overall dimensions: 108 x 68 x 44.5mm

Weight: 220g (film and battery not included)

WHAT THE HELL IS LOMOGRAPHY

The Lomographic Society International is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental and creative snapshot photography. Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life.

Through our constantly expanding selection of innovative cameras & photographic accessories, we promote analog photography as a creative approach to com- municate, absorb, and capture the world.

Through the efforts and skill of our Lomographic Society members, we seek to document the incredible planet around us in a never-ending stream of snapshots – literally a global “Lomographic” portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.
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Lomographic Society International

communications@lomography.com

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