View Full Version : The Irish Family - doing lomo before it was popular or profitable.

10-01-2011, 12:20 PM
I had dinner in the mother in laws house last week and I was handed what used to pass for the family camera. I was told it never worked right that half the time when the film when processed it came back blank with a note from the chemist saying that it appeared that no photos had been taken on the roll. There was a statement made that even when a picture was successful they always looked terrible.
I was handed the camera and was told I should try and take something with it for a laugh.

I loaded a roll of Agfa Vista 200, I then reloaded it because it did not spool correctly I managed it the third time. Without pressing the shutter once I had already used 4 shots. I can see why people got annoyed with these in the olden days. I can just imagine all the weddings, christenings and family outings that people do not have pictures of because of this camera.

The Halina 160 is a 35mm compact camera with a built-in flash
Single speed shutter of around 1/125s and the aperture is set using the ISO settings button 100/200, 400 and 1000. It is the most plastic camera I have every held and I own a holga. When you turn on the on-camera flash it sounds like the sound barrier being broken and you could use it to take x-rays. This camera screams Lomo and if it was still being manufactured it would be on sale in Urban Outfitters for 80.

I shot through the roll of film on a miserable grey day while out with a group of photowalkers and I am tickled by the results. I sent a link to them to my Mother in law and she does not believe it is from the same camera that was used to ruin many a happy family outings.

Were you or your family doing lomo before it was popular or profitable.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6164/6198591667_a2b3d8179b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198591667/)
Monumental (Halina 35mm) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198591667/) by okmqaz42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/okmqaz42/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6174/6198601557_fc2e9bc154_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198601557/)
Final Stop (Halina 35mm) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198601557/) by okmqaz42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/okmqaz42/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/6198593211_dafe6abd1b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198593211/)
Hospital (Halina 35mm) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198593211/) by okmqaz42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/okmqaz42/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6179/6198591125_1f0c94826e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198591125/)
Black and Amber (Halina 35mm) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6198591125/) by okmqaz42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/okmqaz42/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6022/6199110020_f0b2060c96_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6199110020/)
Formal (Halina 35mm) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/okmqaz42/6199110020/) by okmqaz42 (http://www.flickr.com/people/okmqaz42/), on Flickr

Mad Aussie
10-01-2011, 05:23 PM
A bit of fun I guess. Is that vignetting a filter? Or just how this camera sees the world?

10-02-2011, 03:15 AM
Just how the camera see the world, it is pretty basic and crapy