I’ve had the Lubitel for about 6 years now and I think I’ve shot a total of 6 rolls through it. That’s a pretty poor average. I just never really got the hang of it. It is missing some small pieces in the back leading to some lightleaks. I tape it up pretty well before shooting with it but even then light still manages to sneak in. But the whole photographic process is so different with a TLR that it still is kinda fun when using it. The exposures come out pretty well even though I don’t have a lightmeter and just guess most of the exposures.
So I threw in some Lomo 100 film in the Lubitel and took it out into Seoul for some photos. Surprisingly the Lomo roll was the cheapest roll of film I was able to find on the website I normally buy my film from. I am pretty sure that is not the normal Lomo pricing strategy.
Huge Buddha statue looking out over Coex Mall.
This statue made this this great recorded chant. It gave me an ephemeral feeling.
As in most photos you can see the lightleak in the top right of the photo.
I always like the aesthetic from the square framing that a TLR produces. Using a small magnifying glass in the viewfinder makes focussing a lot easier.
The plastic Nishika visit to Hong Kong. It was hot, it was crowded but it is always worth a visit. We managed to stay in Mong Kok this time and it was nice and close to the markets. Like usual these were all taken with Fuji Superia 200.
This guy was pretty cool. He was setting up his ultralight tripod with a film camera in front of all the different soccer players to take a portrait of himself. I wonder what kinda film he uses. He kinda looks like a Kodak gold kinda guy.
For this particular photo I left the frames in. I just wanted a different look. I feel it kinda works even though it is a bit hectic. As you can see the frama a Nishika creates is not as narrow as the photos you see on this page. Cropping is at fault here.
The famous 5 star ferry from TST to Hong Kong island.
Old school advertisements for foot massages with wifi !
The double connected peace sign hand gesture. Must be the latest and coolest rage.
I brought my sprocket rocket along to Hong Kong packed with some Fuji Superia 200 film. Took it out for day time and night time pics. I normally count about 2 to 3 seconds when taking a long exposure at night. Negative film is pretty forgiving. Some of the photos were underexposed due to my flash not firing ( have since fixed that issue).
The famous view from Victoria’s peak. We didn’t take the tram but the bus instead which gives you a nice view of the other side of Hong Kong. It takes a bit longer but the line waiting for the tram was huge so maybe time wise there isn’t that much of a difference.
Guy in a spacesuit in Mong Kok. It must have been so hot in there.
Looking at Hong Kong from Tsim Tsa Tsui.
The view from TST during the nightly light show.
Underexposed shot. It’s darker between the tall building than I expected hence the underexposure.
This summer I took a trip to Japan. I visited Kyoto, Nara and went to the Tenjin Matsuri (major summer festival) in Osaka. One of the cameras I brought along was my sprocket rocket. The cheap small flash I use it with didn’t fire a couple of times so some images were very underexposed. I used a roll of Fuji Superia 200 (which always have the colourful lines between the sprockets) and a roll of expired Fuji NPH 400 professional film.
Here are the photos taken with the 2 different rolls of film. The first batch were taken in the ancient city of Kyoto.
I then took a train and went to Nara for a daytrip. I was crazy hot. Just my luck I was in Japan during a heatstroke. It got up to 38 in Kyoto.
My last stop in Japan was Osaka. Just in time for the Tenjin Matsuri.
I tried my lubitel again after a couple of years. My first roll I shot with it was unusable. That was due to using an expired roll of lucky black and white film. This time I put in a fresh roll of Lomo 100 color film. I taped up the Lubitel in order to reduce lightleaks and downloaded a lightmeter app and put it on my phone.
The end results wasn’t great. The light leaks are still there. I need more than just tape and maybe next time I will cover the lubitel in a roll of aluminium foil. Also the exposure slide is loose and moved down a couple of times leading to very exposed photos which don’t fix up well in post processing. I still have a roll of 120 film left but unsure if I wanna use the lubtiel again.
My lomo sprocket rocket takes a trip to NYC.
My first time to Brighton beach
The pier at Brighton beach
Times square at night
Bike trip around Central Park. It’s pretty big, took a while to get around it.
View of Chinatown from Williamsburg bridge.
Quick shot of St. Patricks day parade
The following are taken with my golden half and its plastic lens. I don’t remember the film which was either Hema film ( Dutch department store branded film) or Fuji Superia. Taken all over the place in Europe. Because the golden half is a half frame camera it is easy to take a lot of photos as you get 72 exposures of a normal roll of 36 frame film.