This is information I got from the Lomo Shop. OVERVIEW * Size: 4.25" (10.5cm) x 2.5" (6cm) x 2.5" (6cm) * Weight: 0.5lb (0.23kg) * Format: all 35mm (color negative, slide, b&w) * Field of Vision: 170 degrees * Approximate … see full wiki
I first discovered this camera back in 2006 while I was looking at Urban Outfitter's electronic section on their website. I thought it looked pretty cool and since photography is one of my favorite past times, I decided to look into some more.
I went to the Lomography site and found that they were a "global community whose strong passion is creative and experimental analogue film photography." I went on to look up information about the Fisheye Camera and what I found was quite interesting. The Lomo site allows users to upload their own pictures to show to others and the examples I found for the Fisheye Camera were so cool! The camera uses any type of 35mm film and can be developed in any 35mm lab, supermarket, drug store, and etc. It's actually made of plastic, making it very easy to mistake it as a child's toy. What makes it unique is that it features a wideangle lens that gives the photographer a 170 degree field of vision, making the images circular (which was why I thought the pictures I saw on the site were so cool!). It also has a flash that you can use so you can take pictures at night too.
My friends were the ones who actually bought me the camera as part of my 18th birthday gift. I hadn't used a film camera since I was a kid though, so it took me a while to figure out how to put the film in. Typically, you can only take about 26-27 pictures on a single roll of film, so that's one of the downsides. However, when I got my developed film back, I was quite happy with what I got. The first time I used it was on my trip to Rosarito, Mexico, during spring break. It was sort of a test run I guess. The pictures turned out pretty decent. After a while, I found out that the pictures turn out better if you take them upclose. I also found out that by experimenting with different kinds of film (like black and white or negative film) will make the pictures even cooler.
The camera isn't that expensive (about $40-$60 depending on where you get it) and you can buy it at Urban Outfitters or directly from the Lomography store. It's a fun camera to use, perfect for capturing moments this summer (or any other time you want) and the results will give you an awesome and cool reminder of how much fun you had when you took the picture.