Week 4 – Farewell Lubitel

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“Check the frame counter Dad!”

This payday saw a few extra pounds (and I mean a few) in my bank account. I decided to celebrate by buying a Yashica 124, a camera I’ve always wanted but never quite got around to. To help fund it, I decided to sell a couple of other cameras and my Lubitel was one of them.

It’s a 1993 Universal model that has sat unloved on the shelf for a while. I took it down to dust off ready to sell and realised that there was a film in it. So I headed out to burn it up…

I was reminded what fun it is to shoot with a TLR, and how seeing the world through a ground glass at waist level really does make one think about framing. Unfortunately, what I didn’t think about was the setting the frame counter correctly.

The Lubi Universal has a window in the back of the camera and a disc that rotates to select either 12 shots at 6×6 or 16 at 6×4.5 (you need to change a plastic frame as you load the film too). At some point in the year that the film had been in the camera, I’d manged to rotate that disc and so shot most of the roll at the wrong setting, meaning that the pictures overlap.

I’ve cropped them where it got too distracting, but overall, the Lubitel gave some good results. Lomography want £400 or more for a lens that gives swirly bokeh – the Lubitel does it for a whole lot less.

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Record Collection Overlapped Double Exposure

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Emily a Year Earlier (on the way for a scan)

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Classic end of roll film wasting!

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I can’t remember what this was the skeleton of. I do remember it was in Oxford.

I’d had so much fun finishing the roll that I decided to treat it to another – this time, my favourite Fuji Neopan.

A mile or so away from home we have a preserved steam railway and a station full of characters happy to be photographed. It’s always felt a little too obvious to shoot, but for the first time in the eight years of living here, I did just that. I’d still not spotted that frame counter issue though, so this film had the same overlapping problem.

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Engine Driver

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Tea

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Enfield Bullet

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Rothley Station

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Neopantastic!

For a 25 quid camera, the Lubitel gives some great results and I’ll miss it, but I guess the Yashica will be even better.

Entertainingly, I spoke to the guy that has bought the Lubitel and I asked him why he wanted another and he said that he didn’t have a Universal model, and wanted one because it can shoot at 6×4.5!

Week 4: Lomo Lubitel 166U

Ilford HP5+ and Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100

Ilfotec HC for 6:15 and 5:00 respectively

Epson v500 and a bit of Lightroom cropping and dust removal

My 52 rolls so far:

Week 3: Reset

Week 2 continued: Scanning

Week 2: Delta 3200

Week 1: Agfa Billy Record

Week 0: Late Already

49 thoughts on “Week 4 – Farewell Lubitel

  1. I like all the pictures! Maybe because of the old lenses (uncoated) that give a yesteryear quality to the scenes. And what photo collection of England could be complete w/o a Royal Enfield Bullet in it 🙂 (I own a Lightning 535)?.

    I should’ve guessed the English connection from “Barnaby” in the username … I’m a Midsummer Murders fan 🙂

    Hope to see pictures from the Yashica soon!

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  2. These are very nice and especially the Neopan ones. The two cups shot is superb – timeless and human. That one shot makes up for any distracting overlaps and so on.

    Like

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  4. Looks like I’m off on the steam railway tomorrow…just deciding which camara to take…and oh wow – I think I’ve just spotted on I’ve bought and not used yet!

    PS. I love mug man.

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