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Behold the glory of Lomo!
on May 15, 2011
If you understand this cameras flaws, you will understand it's strengths. In gentle understanding hands she will jump to life and astound you with her unique perspectives. When getting aquainted with her, take her on a nice picnic date on a nice bright sunny day. Diana is a sunny day kind of girl, not found of overcast days. She's famous for her light leaks, which are stunning if you've never seen them. Totally unique, no other camera can take pics quite like her.
Advice; use quality film! If you use cheap film don't expect brilliance. I've used 4 rolls of Fuji Film color 400 and the results were less than stunning. Ask the developer to saturate the color, as the color will seem weak when processed on standard settings. The developer will know what you mean. I've shot 2 rolls with Lomography black and white 100 and I was shocked! Totally gorgeous contrasts and depth! When starting out I suggest shelling out and buying nice film, as it will give you a better understanding of what medium format can do.
The bad; made out of plastic. Light as a feather, but could easily break, so be gentle! And never force the film to advance as it could break the mechanism.
I recommend shelling out and buying the deluxe kit which comes with all the lenses and accessories. It's way cheaper than buying it all piecemeal. I have the fisheye lens which makes for some great shots in black and white!