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What Lomography camera is a good camera to start off with?

Buying your first Lomography camera is great fun but it can also be very overwhelming.  When trying to decide which camera to buy you need to consider:

  • Which kind of film do you want to use?

Different Lomography cameras shoot different kinds of films. Some cameras shoot 35mm film; some shoot 110, and some shoot 120 (also called medium format) film. 35mm film comes in canisters and produces rectangular photos; it's the kind of film you can pick up and develop in your local supermarket. You'll also notice that 35mm film has little perforations along the edge that are called sprocket-holes. In contrast, 120 films are larger and generally produce more detailed shots - 120 films don’t have sprocket-holes. 110 films are used with pocket cameras and can also be conveniently processed in most photo labs.

  • What kind of photos do you want to shoot?

You'll notice that each Lomography has something special about it. The Spinner 360° produces 360° panoramic photos. The LC-Wide takes ultra-wide photos and gives you the choice of 3 shooting formats. The Sprocket Rocket exposes the sprocket holes on each photo. The Supersampler shoots 4 snaps on each 35mm print. The Fisheye Baby allows you to capture fun, fisheye photos in a smaller, more portable format. Take a look at each camera's features and pick the effect that fits you! Take a look at some Ideas by Photo to see the kind of shots you can produce with each camera.

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