Our Lomokino arrived this morning, all the way from Austria! Readers will remember that the lomokino is a hand cranked movie camera running ordinary stills 35mm film and shooting 2 perforations at a time.
What I wasn’t expecting was a packaging experience akin to opening an ipad box I (or any other Apple product). I love when goods are packaged just so – makes me feel special!
It runs at about 4-5 frames a second depending on how fast you can crank it, you might hit 6-8 if you’re lucky. It has a fixed lens and a button which pushes it from 1metre focal distance to 60cm.
We bought this camera for running lomo shots in a documentary we’re making (instead of using super8/16mm). But I can already see a use for it in Raven as an effects camera. I’ll post some footage / images when I’ve done a couple of tests.
Long live lomo.