Lubitel 2 – Lomo
A3 Poster (420mm x297). Digitally printed onto fine 200gsm uncoated paper.
Sent Royal Mail signed, packed in a tube.
Lomo are renown for their quirky and sometimes terrible cameras, this is the first rather than the second. It has a great viewing screen which lets in lots of light where it should be coming in, rather than where it shouldn’t. All Lomo cameras are capabel of producing some lovely images and the cheaper variants produce some which are beautifully strange at times, the brand has a cult following and the cameras are still fairly easy to find at reasobnable prices.
Lubitel (cyrillic: Любитель) means “amateur” in Russian. The Lubitel 2 was made in great numbers by the Leningrad GOMZ (later LOMO) factory. More than two million were produced between 1954 and 1980. There are versions with a cyrillic name plate and export versions with latin script, they were also rebadged for various other markets as Kalimar TLR100, Amatör II and Global 676. It was also produced as a stereo version, the Спутник (Sputnik).