Making movies actually can be a pleasure, and you don't have to create your own personal deficit crisis--say hello to the LomoKino 35mm Film Camera from Lomography. The low-tech, high-fun LomoKino camera uses 35mm film to produce short films (using actual film, not video).
The LomoKino is a hand-crank-driven camera, so you control the frame rate, up to 3-5 frames per second. If you turn the crank very, very slowly, you’ll get a jagged, stop-motion effect; turn it fast and you’ll get a smoother, more fluid-looking movie. Each 36-frame roll of 35mm film gives you 144 movie frames (exposure area: 24mm x 8.5mm), with volume display to tell you how much film you have left. The focal length of the lens is 25mm--you don't have to focus the camera if your subject is more than 3.28' away. If it's closer than that, you can use the close-up button to focus as close as 2'.
There's a hot shoe on the LomoKino, so you can use flash (not included) for stop-action movies, and the standard 1/4" tripod mount screw means you can mount the LomoKino to a tripod (not included) for rock-solid images when you want them. The continuous aperture gives you flexibility to adjust your exposure precisely between f/5.6 and f/11. With LomoKino, making a unique, analog film is just as much fun as watching one.
- Use Any Kind of 35mm Film
- Load the LomoKino with any kind of 35mm film that takes your fancy--color negative, slide, black and white--the choice is yours.
- Fast Focusing
- Shooting a subject over 1m away? You don't have to do a thing to focus. Want to shoot closer than 3.28' (1m)? Just hold down the close-up button on the front of the camera and you can focus as close as 1.96' (0.6m).
- Easy Aperture Controls
- The LomoKino has continuous aperture settings from f/5.6 to f/11 - There is no step between each aperture, so you can effortlessly adjust the aperture setting at any time during shooting.
- Simple Shooting
- Shooting a movie with the LomoKino is easy - After you've loaded your film, just rotate the advancing crank to start making your movie - Rotate the crank slowly for a low frame rate or fast for a higher frame rate - With the LomoKino you can shoot up to 3-5 frames per second at full speed!
- Check Your Movie Progress
- Use the handy volume display on the LomoKino to see how much film you have left on the roll--when the red flag on top of the camera pops up, the show's over folks.
- Grab a Tripod
- Want to look like a true analogue Director when shooting your LomoKino movies? Attach the camera to a tripod and get ready for some steady Lomographic movie action.
- Look Through the Viewfinder (If You Want To)
- Use the LomoKino viewfinder to get an idea of what you are shooting - Or just ignore it and shoot from the hip.
- Light Up Your Movie
- Use the hot-shoe mount on the top of the LomoKino to attach your favorite Lomography flashes.