View Full Version : LOMO Camera's

29th September 2009, 07:12 PM
Hey guys, A friend if mine was recently overseas, and she bought herself a pretty nifty little LOMO-Dianne camera for around $100 AUD, from what ive seen of her photography with the thing and the general all round quality of the thing, I seem to think they are a pretty good Bang For Buck Camera

Has anybody had any experience with them??

Under 100 AUD will get you a Fish eye lensed unit with a flash!!
I know this isnt anything like a DSLR but what does everyone think?



29th September 2009, 07:29 PM
fi, fish eyes are big bucks $$$$$$$$$

29th September 2009, 07:42 PM
lomo cameras are good for special effect photography and tbh thats about it.
dont get me wrong, they can be awesome fun if u know what your doing and are relatively care-free, but the lenses are mostly plastic (other than some glass models) and you can only push your photography so far with one.

in saying that but, i recommend getting one. you will learn to focus on the framing of your pictures. i know i did.
because in effect they are setup to be point and shoot cameras :)
and more importantly, you will be helping keep film alive.

30th September 2009, 12:00 PM
i have a Diana F :)

its sick

30th September 2009, 02:59 PM
anyone know where i can find some pics taken with one?

30th September 2009, 04:33 PM
if you google images 'lomography' you will be able to find your way into some cool albums.

1st October 2009, 12:38 AM
lomography.com - awesome- i have holga - mmmmm medium format!

1st October 2009, 01:18 PM
yeh dude, sweet little cameras
but youve got the cost of film :( and developing :( to factor in, but its worth it i think
i dont have one, i have my spotmatic, but a mate bought a Diana and its pretty rad

1st October 2009, 02:57 PM
unless you have a fully decked out darkroom available to you ;)
haha im lucky i guess

1st October 2009, 06:24 PM
unless you have a fully decked out darkroom available to you ;)
haha im lucky i guess

i hate you! haha

Mr Awsome
6th October 2009, 11:35 PM
those are some funny looking camras

7th October 2009, 02:17 AM
your a funny looking camEra

Chairs with flares
8th October 2009, 07:13 PM



You called?

They make some cool 35mm cameras with plastic lenses so you can get some cool effects and freaky stuff when the plastic does its plastic thang (distorting etc).

If they weren't Austrian, the JDM-fanboys would be all over their novelty/retro cameras for the kawaii factor.

I prefer 35mm to digital just for the fact that you can't preview and shoot again over and over until you get the perfect shot; so the photos look less staged and more spontaneous and immediate.

P.S. 'lomo' is swedish for tenderloin.
and cantonese for mother...

8th October 2009, 11:16 PM
Austrian? lol i thought they were Russian

not sure if correct, i first heard about lomo cameras because they were like russian spy cameras during WWII or something along those lines

10th October 2009, 02:01 PM
Im actually pretty sure theyre Chinese!!

10th October 2009, 03:32 PM
wikipedia knows all http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOMO lol

18th October 2009, 03:40 AM
the whole lomo movement is sick.

Just as a point though, don't expect much from the camera itself. They are designed to be cheap right from the get go and each camera has it's own personality, i.e. some leak shitloads of light, some leak none... The holga, the diana... they were all designed initially to be for photography students looking for a cheap way to get into medium-format photography, because apart from these items, medium format cameras are incredibly expensive if you want a good one.

Another thing is that 120mm film, which is "medium format" as opposed to your bog standard 35mm film you get from the chemist, will send you broke so quickly developing it. The thing is that nowhere apart from dedicated camera stores will be able to develop it for you unlike 35mm which everyone can do, and you're looking at around $50 - $60 per roll to develop.

You can adapt a Holga camera to run 35mm film and it's farily straightfoward (not too sure about the Diana, never had one) so that offsets the cost of developing.

As a format, it's much like polaroid; nothing can beat the aesthetic, but you pay dearly for it. But overall, a beautiful oversatuated medium format photo with light burns looks fantastic.





18th October 2009, 06:57 PM
But I'd go on ebay a pick up a old skool 70's to 80's 35mm. Which would be a better camera and my only cost you 50 bucks. You can find lenses ect for them pritty cheap as well.

18th October 2009, 07:48 PM
johno has the right idea.

metal body, glass lens beats holga for versatility.
by no means would it be an idea having a holga as your 'how to' camera :) lol

18th October 2009, 09:51 PM
mmm i actually love my spotmatic... so glad i bought it. i find it more enjoyable and rewarding shooting with it over my d90, although i still use the d90 for a lot of things cause film can be too expensive at times :(