Lo-Fi cameras [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Despite the rise of digital photography, film-based photography is still thriving. Syameen Md Khalili says going Lo-Fi (low fidelity) is still an inexpensive option
Holga 135 35mm PC pinhole camera
1 Here's a model that comes without lens. For fans of pinhole effect, this Holga comes with pinhole mechanism that allows for extreme depth of field from near to far. Takes between seven and 14 days to ship to Malaysia, the model retails at US$40.49 at shop.holgadirect.com.
FUUVI Juice cameras
2 Priced at RM90 at shop.theclickshop.net and offers multiple juice box packaging, this fun camera offers simple point-and-shoot operation. Press the "straw" (shutter button) and its lens can capture at 1/100th of a second and pictures come out with vignetting effect.
DIY Recesky Twin Lens Reflex
3 Sold at www.lazada.com.my for RM48, this twin-lens camera is perfect for those who love analogue photography as well as assembling DIY kits. Once built, users can pop in a roll of 35mm film and shoot at a shutter speed of 1/125 sec and mount it on a tripod for group shots.
Lomo SuperSampler Rubberised
4 Touted as the queen of multi-lensed camera, the SuperSampler takes four sequential panoramic shots on a single 35mm frame. Available in several colour options at shop.theclickshop.net for RM199.
Superheadz Blackbird Fly
5 This twin-lens model incorporates a design that goes back into the 1920s. While most twin-lens model uses the larger 120mm film, this uses 35mm yet delivers pictures in rectangle, square and full frame with sprockets. It also comes with Bulb (B) mode to allow for long exposures. RM415 at shop.theclickshop.net.
Lomo LC-A+ 20th Anniversary Edition
6 This model pays tribute to the camera that started the Lomography movement. Encased in blue crocodile pattern leather, the model uses fixed aperture and zone focusing operation as well as works with cable release connection too. Available at shop.lomography.com for US$349.
7 Go back to the 70s! This iconic model influenced the design of many others that came after its release. Simple to use, this model offers 35mm f2.8 Hexanon lens, speeds from 1/30 to 1/650 and a self timer. Available for RM560 at shop.theclickshop.net.
Diana Mini & Flash Gold Edition
8 One for the ladies, this Diana Mini allows users to capture half-frame images and support multime and long exposure settings. Its large flash module and gold finishing with matching strap adds character to its design, making it a wonderful accessory. Available at shop.theclickshop.net for RM519.
Lomo Sprocket Rocket SUPERPOP!
9 Available at shop.lomography.com at US$89 (RM276) in colour options like green, blue, yellow and orange, this Lomo model lets you take super-wide panoramic photos using 35mm film and the result will include the film bars on each side. It also comes with a reverse gear so users can reuse the same frame for blending shots, and see what turns up in the end of development.
Aqua Pix 35mm Waterproof
10 Sold at www.lazada.com.my for RM25 and available in many colour options, this 35mm can go as deep as four metres underwater and works as well on dry land too (protective case is removable). It also features Thumb-Wheel Film Advance System and no battery is required.
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