Have you dipped your toes into the world of lomography before? If the answer is in the negative, then you might want to check out the Lomo LC-Wide which was recently released. Lomography emphasizes on casual, snapshot photography that seizes on the spontaneous moment, throwing out all textbook rules on traditional photography techniques as you “shoot without thinking”. Well, the legendary line of analog cameras will now receive new company in the form of the Lomo LC-Wide, and the name itself infers that it is capable of shooting ultra-wide angle photos.
Relatively small in size, the camera will come with a 17mm lens and a trio of different shoot modes (full, square and half format), letting you capture extreme close-ups and extra-wide panoramic shots – all using a single device. The trademark of all Lomo shots – shadowy, saturated images, will be retained, but it does open up the playing field by greatly expanding range and flexibility.
Each Lomo LC-Wide purchase will be accompanied by extras such as film, an instruction book and a Lomography portrait book. Interestingly enough, when you pick up the Instant Back accessory, it will turn the LC-Wide into an instant camera when plugged in. Expect the LC-Wide to retail for $390, with the Instant Back peripheral going for $25.
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