|The Lomography Fisheye 2 with Kodak 400 film|
Do you like toy cameras? Do you like fisheye effects? Do you like basic 35mm cameras? Then you will love the Lomography Fisheye 2. I picked this little beauty up about a year ago in a film camera lot purchase from eBay. I have no clue how much I paid for it, but likely no more than a few $$$.
I shot a roll of Kodak 400 Color film through it the other day during a hike with Stephanie. The uniqueness & fun loving nature of this camera is it's selling point. Really, this camera is just for fun. Why you ask? The images are significantly distorted because of the fisheye lens & the image is in the shape of a circle in the center of the photo.
- A few of the features of the camera are:
- Ability to easily do multiple exposures
- built in flash using a simple on / off switch
- Built in hotshoe
- A fisheye viewfinder accessory that fits into the hotshoe that replicates what the lens sees. Looks kind of crazy actually
- Fixed focal length lens at 10mm
- Everything is in focus
- 1/100 standard speed (there is also a bulb mode) at f/8
- Takes a contemporary AA battery (for the flash)
- Still available online for about $60 new
- Easy to load
|Duck Pond in bright overcast day|
The camera is simple. Just aim and shoot. If it's dark, turn on the flash. There are no settings or focus ring to mess with. I did find that the 400 ASA film with the speed & aperture worked the best with full sun. I also took several shots at dusk and low light. Didn't work. I needed 800 ASA film for this. Also, unless you crop photo significantly you will have the circular effect on the photo as shown.
|A photo of me by Stephanie at dusk - see what I mean, I need 800 ASA film|
Want to try something different and get some fun effects, give the Lomography Fisheye 2 a try. Probably good for parties with the flash.
|In the trees looking up at the sun|
|On the trail with hazy full sun|
|My back yard on a cloudy bright day|