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Which camera?

Post by dswann on Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:06 pm

Firstly, hello to the new forums Very Happy

I am quite new to the Lomography scene, but I want to get involved and I think a camera would be a good start. So basically, I would like to know what camera you think I should get. I've been thinking about either the Holga 35mm or the Diana F+.

I will probably have to order online and I live in the UK so postage and packaging charges can be an issue. I would say my budget is about <£50.

Any suggestions/links/advice will be warmly welcomed. Thanks for reading Smile
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Re: Which camera?

Post by Bosvos on Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:15 am

I'm hoping this will be the start of this forum Very Happy

I don't have a 'normal' camera myself, but I did some research on the shops I know:

The Holga 35 AFX 35mm costs about 50 EUR (including shipping I think), this is the only 35mm Holga in that shop, so I don't know i there are more models...

But this is what I advise:

the Diana+ for 40 EUR (£37?) or the Diana+ with flash for 80 EUR

The site I'm giving is a bit ugly, but it's cheaper than the official Lomoshop. The Lomoshop is useful if you can't find what you want on the other shop, but Lomo charges 15 EUR shippingcosts to the UK.


If we get more members, I'll write down some tips and links about buying a camera Smile

You can also browse Ebay, but that's when you want something rare or something, the common cameras cost about the same as in the 2 shops above.
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Re: Which camera?

Post by dswann on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:19 am

Out of interest, what camera do you use Bosvos?

And also, do you think I will need a flash? I'm not a proper photographer but I will be taking pictures of anything.
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Re: Which camera?

Post by Bosvos on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:24 am

I use a colorsplash and Fisheye, but the Diana will probably be the next one.

if you shoot a lot at parties or at night, I advise a flash (or a colorsplash add-on for the diana (or was it for the LC ?)
I use the colorsplash at night, shooting at night without flash results in photos which are too blurry with the slow shutterspeed.

But for shooting during daylight... don't think you'll need the flash Wink
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Re: Which camera?

Post by dswann on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:58 pm

i ended up getting a diana mini if anyone was interested, thanks for all the advice Smile

it's a shame this forum isn't being used a lot!
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Re: Which camera?

Post by Bosvos on Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:35 am

it is a shame...

I bought a Lubitel II, Agfa Isolette II and a Franka Solida I
It seems were the 2 most active members here, quite sad really Sad
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Re: Which camera?

Post by jopiedevisboer on Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:49 pm

Give it some more time! Smile

Seems to me, lomo is still small in Holland. On Flickr there's not a real active LOMO-NL group, is there?

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