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For all you budding movie makers here is a chance to down tools to the digital world and use a totally analogue film camera. Beware : The maker of this camera has been able to transfer the 35mm film footage onto video but as far as I am aware this won’t be possible with the basic kit shown here.

With this device (pictured above), amateur filmmakers can manually produce their own frill-free movies on any roll of 35mm film. All you have to do is load your film into the so-called “magic box,” turn the crank and let the LomoKino work its magic. The camera, which boasts a 25mm lens and max aperture of f/5.6, will capture 144 shots on a single roll of film, good for about 50 to 60 seconds of footage.

It also supports a wide array of effects, including slide film, color negative, redscale and black and white. Once that’s developed, you can run it through Lomography’s LomoKinoScope, direct it toward a light source, and watch your homemade Baby’s Lunch or Nanook of the North unfold before your eyes. You won’t find any sound, special effects, or fancy post-production tools here — just moving images, plain and cinematically pure. Lumiere enthusiasts can grab one now for $80, or opt for both the LomoKino and the LomoKinoScope, bundled togetherfor $100.



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “Super 35mm Movie Maker $85

  1. I was just looking at these at the Lomography store in Berlin, it was my first day and didn’t want to drop too many Euros, but I liked holding it and love the analogue angle.

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