I have been pining after the Lomography lomo’instant camera since I saw the original kickstarter campaign back in 2014. Now there are four designs (black, white, Sanmero and Boston) with a variety of lenses that are putting the Lomography effects we know and love into an instant camera. It is my belated 5th blog birthday and alongside a review of the Sanmero lomo’instant camera, I will also be giving one away, and the competition is open to everyone.
Brown, cream and lightweight, it is modern day vintage slightly weathered and cool instant camera. A built in wide angle lens as standard, the camera takes mini Fujifilm Instax film, which is quick and simple to load.
- Exposure Area: 42mm x 64mm
- Shutter Speed: 1/125s / Bulb
- Exposure compensations: +2/-2 Exposure Values
- Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
- Multiple Exposures: Yes
- Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m)
- Automatic Flash Output: Yes
- Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)
- Tripod mount: Yes
- Cable Release Mount: Yes
- Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32
Along the bottom of the lomo’ instant is a clear table to give you an indicator of the best settings for getting the most out your images. Shooting in auto (A) covers all scenarios, compensating for different lighting with the automatic flash. If you want to have more fun turn on the MX button and play with multiple exposures. You can create some beautiful layered images that other instant cameras can’t do. A splitzer may be a fun tool to get the most of this feature. N (best for daytime and night shots with a flash ) and Bulb (B) controls the length of exposure, bulb can be ideal for light painting, and atmospheric night photography with a tripod.I was impressed with the depth of colour and vignetting of the film on a bright day. I am excited to play around with more of the features
Want to win a Sanmero camera for yourself? There are two ways to enter either follow me on twitter and tweet “I just entered the @Adorngirl #giveaway to win a lomo’ instant camera http://goo.gl/56b6yO” or follow and RT my comp tweet. That’s it really. Like I said the competition is worldwide and will close next week Friday 15/05/2015. I will announce the winner, the same day.