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Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Camera with identical UltraPan8 aspect ratio of 2.8:1.


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#1 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

This is incredible in my humble opinion. Officially released just a
few hours ago.

1. Cheap as in $79 US cheap.
2. Undeniable mass appeal.
3. Handcranked!
4. 36 exposure 35mm film cassettes.
5. Shoots identical UltraPan8 aspect ratio = 2.8:1, i.e. 14mm x 8.5mm
frame area is created by utilizing a 35mm 2 perf pulldown resulting in
144 "UP8" frames" per 36 exposure 35mm film cassette!

Official Lomokino site -> http://microsites.lo...y.com/lomokino/, i.e

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
Angle of view : 54 degrees
Aperture : f/5.6, f/8, f/11 (Continuous aperture)
Shutter speed : 1/100
Film Advancing : Manual
Film Counting : Volume display
Focusing : (Normal) 1m~infinity, (Press button for) 0.6m close-up
View finding : Inverse-Galileo foldable viewfinder
Flash sync : x-sync (hot-shoe)
Tripod mount : Standard 1/4" tripod screw

Check out the sample footage -> The
implications are wonderful!

Cheers!

Nicholas
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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:46 PM

This is incredible in my humble opinion. Officially released just a
few hours ago.

1. Cheap as in $79 US cheap.
2. Undeniable mass appeal.
3. Handcranked!
4. 36 exposure 35mm film cassettes.



I see they have a "viewer" but I wonder if they expect folks to watch the negatives? Could be a an opportunity for for folks with labs to offer scanning.

As far a profesional use, perhaps to cover off "dream Sequences" but may get stale faster than a fisheye lens.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:55 PM

Super cool idea. Would be fun to play around with. However, I'm betting that the lens is fixed. If it was interchangeable, that would be truly awesome. And even better if someone builds a motor and adds it to it!
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#4 Serge Gregory

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:22 PM

So what's the best way to digitize your 30 seconds of footage?
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:11 AM

So what's the best way to digitize your 30 seconds of footage?


Ive been pondering this myself too. For cheap but good quality, I guess one could use a scanner designed for stills use. Of course the unusual frame size could prove to be a bit of a headache. One could 'oversan' - scan two frames or so with each pass and then manually crop each frame? That would likely result in registration issues though I guess stabilisation software might correct this.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:52 AM

All you need to do is send in the roll and have your local photo processor process the roll like normal then scan the negatives like they would normally so you'd wind up with two frames per scan.

I would then create a Photoshop script to cut out each of the two frames and save as individually numbered jpegs. Then use After Effects (or possibly a recent version of Photoshop) to create a video from the JPEG sequence. Of course you'd then have to go in and manually line-up each of the 144 frames, but it wouldn't take that long.

Also you'd get what... a 4k scan? Not sure what resolution 35mm still photos are scanned at these days.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:29 AM

While I think it is too bad it is not exactly a 2-perf camera it is really cool none the less! I'm going to order one... I feel a subculture of modifications coming on....A PL mount and 100' mag?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 06:56 PM

A PL mount and 100' mag?

:unsure:

-Rob-

Needle registration, (because Pin registration is going too far)
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

Hmmm...I think next, Lomography should produce a three strip 'technicolor' camera B) - I'd buy one!
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#10 Will Montgomery

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Hmmm...I think next, Lomography should produce a three strip 'technicolor' camera B) - I'd buy one!

I'm with you... what would that be? Three black & white filmgoing at the same time with different filters hitting each one... I guess the splitter would be the problem. But processing would be easy in today's world, just process b&w, sync up and color in post.
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#11 John Sprung

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:12 PM

I see they have a "viewer" but I wonder if they expect folks to watch the negatives?


Perhaps they expect people will shoot reversal slide film?




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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:03 PM

Perhaps they expect people will shoot reversal slide film?




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I went to their store in New York, and one of the employees said that you can send the footage in and they will convert it to video for you.
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#13 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

Presenting my friend Dwayne Hill's 35mm 2 perf Lomokino film called "Lomokino Cat". Edited by yours truly. It's all in the leather...


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