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.
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
- 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)