New Lomokino camera a gamechanger for digital users


I just picked up from Lomography  that allows independent filmmakers and artists a chance to create beautiful analog films – using standard 35mm stock.

It’s a game changer for those of us deeply immersed in digital and coveting the aesthetic of film. Forget Super 8 and 16mm film: 35mm is where it’s at.

The Lomographic Film Society has been the home for plastic fantastic still cameras for years – I own one of their Fisheye models – and this first foray into motion picture cameras is a flashback to the days of silent cinema.

The beauty part is, with the Lomokino, you can shoot film reminiscent of early film pioneers and create unique cine-masterpieces on 35mm!

To become a true LomoMovie director, just simply wind the crank of the magic box to capture 144 shots on one roll of 35mm filmm which makes 36 to 48 seconds of LomoMovie. You can use any kind of 35mm film for different effects: Slide film, color negative, red scale or black-and-white.

After developing the film, digitize the footage and edit with your software of choice.

Capture Lomographic movies on any kind of 35mm film

The new Lomokino hand-cranked cameraHow great it must have been to witness the first pictures as they started to move or to see the Lumiere brothers amaze the crowds with their very first short films.

After over 150 years of movie making, million-dollar-special-effects, big scale film studios and endless Hollywood dramas, LomoKino give you the chance to return back to the roots of movie making and witness the very first steps of moving Lomography.

The Lomokino allows you to become a director yourself and capture Lomographic movies on 35mm film of any kind: no sound, no special effects, no postproduction – just simple Lomography in motion.

Technical details for the low-cost camera

Film type: all kind of 135 roll film
Lens: 25mm
Exposure area: 24mm x 8.5mm: 144 images/film
Continuous Aperture: f/5.6 – f/11
Shutter: 1/100
Hand cranked: approx. 3-4 fps, 36-48 sec. movie per roll
Film counting: volume display
Focusing: (normal) 1m~infinity,(press button for) 0.6m close up
Tripod mount: yes
Retail price: $79

Join the Lomography Society and contribute your work

The Lomographic Society International is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental and creative snapshot photography.

Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life.  With the Lomokino, filmmakers can join this active movement and contribute their own mini-masterpieces.

For more information about Lokokino, click here.

Julian Grant is an acclaimed indie cinema filmmaker and a Columbia College professor.  His latest film is award-winning “Fallen Away.”  Email news of your project to