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Lomography LOMO’INSTANT SQUARE

Lomography has added new photography products to their line up, the LOMO’INSTANT SQUARE and Instant Mini Camera Back to their line up.

For the film and analogue photography fans, let me share with you more information below:

The Lomo’Instant Square is the first fully analogue camera to work with the recently released Fujifilm Instax Square film. It’s a response to a consistent, popular demand from analogue lovers worldwide hungry to try out the iconic square format. With a compact, foldable design, the Lomo’Instant Square is a box full of creativity that fits right into your life.

​​​Just two weeks after the launch of the Lomo’Instant Square, we’re introducing the Instant Mini Camera Back to transform our brand new instant camera into a multi-format master. With double the features, it’s double the fun!

The Instant Mini Camera Back clips onto the Lomo’Instant Square to make this foldable box of creativity work with Fujifilm Instax Mini Film as well as Fujifilm Instax Square Film! That means you’ll get all the super sharpness, perfect exposure and funky features of the Lomo’Instant Square on two different film formats.

The Lomo’Instant Square Kickstarter Project (Ends on 29th September 2017)

KICKSTARTER PRICE:

KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICE
・Lomo’Instant Square Single Package – USD 149
・Lomo’Instant Square Black & White Combo Package – USD 179
・Lomo’Instant Square Kickstarter Exclusive Combo Package – USD 186
・Lomo’Instant Square Ganza Combo Package – USD 194
・Lomo’Instant Square Pigalle Combo Package – USD 194

The Lomo’Instant Square Instant Back Mini Add On – USD 15
Check out available add ons here:
https://microsites.lomography.com/lisq-addons/

Back us on Kickstarter Now:http://www.lomography.com/kickstarter
Estimated delivery date for 1st batch of backers: February 2018

The Lomo’Instant Square – Instant Mini Back Preview from Lomography on Vimeo.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

▪ Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Square Film

▪ Exposure Area: 62mm x 62mm

▪ Lens Focal Length: 95mm (45mm equivalent)

▪ Auto Exposure Type: Programmed Automatic

▪ Aperture: Automatic f/10, f/22

▪ Shutter Speed: Bulb Mode up to 30 sec, Auto Mode 8s to 1/250

▪Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values (Ambient Exposure)

▪ Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorized

▪ Multiple Exposures: Unlimited

▪ Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9 (m)

▪ Built-in Flash: Automatic Flash & Flash Off Mode

▪ Closest Focusing Distance: 0.8m

▪ Zone Focusing Setting: 0.8m / 1-2.5m / infinity (pre-set at 1-2.5m)

▪ Tripod mount: Yes

▪ Remote Control Transmission: Infrared (front & back sensors on camera)

▪ Self Timer: Electronically controlled countdown to 10 seconds

▪ Film Counter: LED indication, counting down

▪ Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (6V) – not included

▪ Remote Control Battery Supply: CR2025 (3V) – not included

▪ Filter Thread Diameter: 30.5mm

▪ Lens Attachments: Portrait Glass Lens (closest focusing distance 50cm) and Splitzer. Available in combo packages.

▪ Accessories: Lomo’Instant Square Instant Mini Back, Color Lens Filters & Color Temperature Filters. Available separately.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Lomography Online Services *

The Lomo’Instant Panama by Lomography

Lomography recently launched a new camera to their Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Panama. The latest Lomo’Instant is dedicated to the beautiful country of Panama, the sun, the sand and the sea!

  • Introducing a Special Summer Design: Inspired by a modern metropolis, incredible rainforests and beautiful coastlines, this fresh little instant is the perfect summer sidekick.
  • Create and Share Instantly: Experiment with unlimited multiple exposures, Color Gel flash filters, Bulb Mode for unlimited long exposures and so much more!
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day: Flowers are pretty and chocolates are sweet, but a Lomo’Instant lets you share the love all year ’round.

Analogue and Lomography fans, do check out this new Lomo’Instant Panama camera! Let your creative and colourful photography juices flow! For more information on the Lomo’Instant Panama, check out the details below!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film
  • Exposure Area: 42mm x 64mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125s / Bulb
  • Exposure Compensation: +2/-2 Exposure Values
  • Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
  • Multiple Exposures: Yes
  • Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m)
  • Automatic Flash Output: Yes
  • Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)
  • Tripod mount: Yes
  • Cable Release Mount: Yes
  • Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32

Pricing

  • Lomo’Instant Panama Single Package: SGD 148
  • Lomo’Instant Panama Lens Combo Package: SGD 188

Where to buy Lomo’Instant Panama

For more information, visit Lomo’Instant Panama Microsite: https://microsites.lomography.com/lomo-instant-camera/

* Information and pictures courtesy of Lomography Online Services *

Introducing LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION

Lomography recently introduced the new LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION to their Lomo’Instant family. For everybody who love film photography, having fun and taking photographs, let me share with you more information on the new LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION from the press release!

Lomo'Instant San Sebastian Edition

The latest LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION is inspired by the Basque City’s stunning beaches, wild waves and beautiful sunsets. As a traveler, we love our travel experiences, wanting to keep photos of our beautiful travel memories. The bold, colourful and most creative instant camera ever, the LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION is here to be part of your travel photography experiences!

THE MOST CREATIVE INSTANT CAMERA EVER

With its easy-to-use features for maximum creative freedom, the Lomo’Instant is the perfect instant companion for everyone – from novices to photography pros!

  • Built-in wide-angle lens with additional Fisheye, Close-Up and Portrait lens
  • Shoot with the flash on or off
  • Unlimited multiple exposures
  • Infinite long exposures for light painting and night-time shooting
  • Color flash gels in red, blue, purple, and yellow
  • Easy 2-step focusing
  • The perfect size to take wherever you go
  • Uses widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film

For more information on the Lomo’Instant cameras, check out their micro-website – http://microsites.lomography.com/lomo-instant-camera/

If you are keen to own the Lomo’Instant San Sebastian edition package, visit their online shop – http://shop.lomography.com/lomo-instant-san-sebastian

Camera Specifications

Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film

Exposure Area: 42mm x 64mm

Shutter Speed: 1/125s / Bulb

Apertures: f/8, f/11 f/16, f/22, f/32

Ejection Mechanism: Motorized

Multiple Exposures: Yes

Built-in Flash GN: 9(m)

Automatic Flash Output: Yes

Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)

Tripod mount: Yes

Cable Release Mount: Yes

*Information and picture courtesy of Lomography Southeast Asia*

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Photography Adventure

There was a time when an opportunity came into my hands, courtesy of Justin Lee from tech65, to play/test/review the FujiFilm X-Pro1. Needless to say, I accepted it with both hands and gleaming eyes along with a big smile on my face. Due to the time constraints of only having it for 3 days, I was more than happy to give it a go with the FujiFilm X-Pro1.

Let me share with you some key links of FujiFilm here –

FujiFilm Singapore website for FujiFilm X-Pro1

FujiFilm X-Pro1 catalogue/brochure

FujiFilm X-Pro1 user manual

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Specifications

During the 3 days I had with the FujiFilm X-Pro1, I brought it out, walked around with it and starting photographing my neighbourhood and a key feature was putting the ISO to the test at 6,400, 12,800 and 25,600 in the night. Here’s my thoughts on the FujiFilm X-Pro1 during my short 3 days stint with the camera –

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Filters to replicate film effects , very handy & useful for 1st timers or those who don’t mind photographing straight off from the camera – e.g Velvia , Sepia , B&W
  • High ISO 25,600 – plus point although it might be a bit too grainy for some photographers liking
  • ISO 12,800 – still useable and it will come in very useful in very dark conditions
  • ISO 6400 is nice (probably the “sweet spot” in my personal opinion) , no major grain
  • Right panel button & scroll button & dial allows easy & quick access to menu screen while eye is on viewfinder & change quite quickly (once you get the hang of it)
  • 2 view modes – EVF & LCD screen, camera auto switch when you move from LCD to viewfinder (need to switch on eye sensor)
  • Not a “loud” camera when taking photographs, good for discrete street photography
  • Beautiful colours in daylight conditions <combined with the Film Simulation Velvia/Vivid mode, in my personal opinion> with the 23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
  • Film Simulation mode is a huge PLUS point for me, it’s almost going back to the authentic true FujiFilm colour films such as the Velvia.
  • Useful and many handy information on the LCD Monitor and Electronic Viewfinder when taking photographs

Cons

  • Focusing
  1. Manual Focus ~ difficult to see if focus is sharp
  2. Auto Focusing ~ slow
  • ISO 25,600 – a bit grainy at times, works well in some situations, sometimes works against the photographer.
  • APS-C sensor, 1.6x crop, on the 35mm, it would be 56mm. Purists street photographers might prefer a 35mm point of view.
  • The grip on the camera is not really ergonomic in design, flat and squarish. It’s not easy to grip the camera well.
  • The battery life is a concern to me.
  • For a start, the panels, buttons and controls on the FujiFilm X-Pro1 might be a bit more tricky to handle and remember. You might need more time to get the hang of the buttons, panels and controls.

What are the FujiFilm X-Pro1 photographs quality ? Here’s where I shared my FujiFilm X-Pro1 photographs taken during my 3 day stint, do drop by and take a look at the photographs taken using the FujiFilm X-Pro1 –

Tech65 Gallery

My Flickr Collection

500px

Overall, in my personal opinion, it’s a worthy consideration for a digital era rangefinder that is ideal for street photography. I would not mind owning it if the opportunity arises because I am still building up my Canon DSLR lenses. The retail recommended price might be on the higher side and consumers might consider it a bit longer.

This review opportunity will not be possible without Justin Lee and  Tech65, I would like to thank them for this review opportunity and my sincere apologies for the late review write up!


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