Lomo Lubitel 166+
The Lomographic Society International is thrilled to introduce the Lubitel 166+, a loving recreation of this Soviet-era classic. Based on a design that dates back over 60 years, it’s truly a mid-century masterpiece updated with stunning new features, including the ability to shoot BOTH medium format and 35mm film. Light enough to be your daily companion, powerful enough to yield mind-blowingly sharp & detailed images, and flexible enough to offer limitless creative possibilities, this handsome fella is simply the biggest news for die-hard analogue photographers in a LONG time.
Shooting with the Lubitel+ is different than anything you have shot before. The combination of its glass lenses, the flexible 120 or 35mm format, fully manual everything, fully automatic nothing, peering into a waist-level finder, slowing things down with focusing and dialing in the correct exposure settings, and a myriad of other analog factors make it a full-bodied experience that activates all of your senses and brings you into a special and very intimate place.
Lubitel+ pictures have their very own look and special analog character. They’re more “professional” than any 35mm camera, but less professional than a Hasselblad. Of course they are sharp, crispy, artistic, painted with light, and grand. But they’re also occasionally random, sometimes too vibrant, often vignetted at the edges, and totally flexible to your wishes and innovative tinkering. Rather than reflecting the objective reality in front of you, they reflect the subjective reality of the Lomographer behind the camera. They will make you look twice.
- Type: TLR
- Manufacturer: Lomography
- Full-frame ground glass viewfinder
- Film: 120 and 35mm
- Frame Size: 6x6, 6x4.5, 35mm, and endless panorama shooting formats
- Lens: Triplet-22 f/4.5 75mm lens
- Shutter: leaf, manually cocked
- Shutter speeds from 1/15 sec to 1/250 sec and Bulb for long exposures
- Apertures from f4.5 to f22
- Focus from 0.8m-infinity
- Hot shoe for external flash - syncs at any shutter speed
- Film transport: manual
- Frame counter: One on the side for 35mm Film, two windows at the back for controlling frame numbers of all three frame sizes
- Double exposure safety: no
- On-camera exposure guide