Life in Lomotion
As HD-quality video has become a signature feature of most new DSLRs and digital compacts, the folks at Lomography have put their own interesting twist on the trend, launching their own video camera. MATT GOLOWCZYNSKI tests the new Lomokino to see whether its simple charms measure up to Lomo’s past offerings.
Film type : 35mm
Exposure area : 24mm x 8.5mm
Frames per. roll (36 exp.) : 144 frames
Frame rate : Approximately 3-5 frames per second
Taking Lens : 25mm
Aperture : f/5.6, f/8, f/11 (Continuous aperture)
Shutter speed : 1/100
Film Advancing : Manual
Focusing : (Normal) 1m~infinity, (Press button for) 0.6m close-up
The Lomokino is fun to use and inexpensive in itself, and its results have a quality which can’t be easily replicated by digital processing, at least not successfully. The cost of processing and scanning the films, however, is likely to discourage some from viewing it as something which can be used as readily as a similar Lomo camera.
Describing itself as ‘gloriously analogue’, the Lomokino is a new video camera which brings motion capture to the Lomo community. It adheres to the same ethos as other Lomo models, and as such, it’s very much up to the user’s imagination to make the most of the basic functionality on offer.
Watch Matt's test video of the Lomokino to see the results for yourself.
To read Matt's full review go to page 98-99 in the March issue of Photography Monthly.
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