LomoKino: The Lomo movie camera

Could the new LomoKino start a new wave of lomo-cinema?

I love the extra-wide aspect ratio, designed to make the most out of short strips of film, squeezing 144 frames onto a regular 36 exposure 35mm film.

LomoKino film

Of course, the camera doesn’t record any sound. Most of the films made so far seem to average about 20-30 seconds each, so your Godfather remake could get rather expensive!

The LomoKino camera is selling for £65, or you can buy it with the LomoKinoscope for £90. To me, the viewer looks like a pain in the ass – better to get the film scanned to a disc and convert it into a digital movie. The Lomography magazine site has tutorials – here is their iMovie guide.

Finally, some details:


  • Uses any kind of 35mm film
  • Fast focusing from 1m to infinity, close-up button for shots up to 0.6m
  • Aperture settings from f/5.6 to f/11, can be changed during shooting
  • Simple shooting – just rotate the advancing crank to shoot your movie
  • Volume display to show how much film you have left
  • Comes with a standard tripod thread
  • LomoKino viewfinder helps you compose your movie
  • Hot-shoe that can be used with Lomography flashes such as Fritz the Blitz and other strobes

Technical Specifications:

  • 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: 1/10
  • 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

(Found via coolhunting.com)