Lubitel 2: Made in U.S.S.R (1954) - Collection of Portraits

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I bought a medium format camera after watching 'Finding Vivian Maier'. I choose the cheapest Twin Reflex camera I could find in my local antique store a Lubitel 2 built in the former USSR.

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(Leonard, a writer and Musician living in Berlin).

I was hoping the results would be half as good as they turned out to be. This is easily my favourite camera.

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(Francesco the Italian bar tender at my local Pub).

Fantastic colours, beautidul depth and range. These camera's are still the power horses of the industry.

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(James who works at Los Cardos a local Mexican food joint).

My Lubitel cost me about £89 ($100). Film is expensive if compared to the unlimited amount of digital photos we can snap but it's worth so much more.

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(My wife's great Aunt Lily).

Film captures a moment in time. An illusion burnt into canvas that can stand the test of time. Recieving a fresh batch of developed medium format film is a wonderful experience and digital photography will never out play the thrill and excitement that comes with shooting on film.

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(Ander a musician from Sweden).

I am a photographer living in Edinburgh, Scotland with my wife and two dogs we rescued in India. I post regularly from the vaults of my hard drive and have travelled the world extensively.

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Love film!! Cool fucking camera

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Me too! I love the viewfinder!

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you have any videos?

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Videos of the camera or just in general?
In the process of moving all my work from youtube to steemit as youtube has paid me about $20 in 8 years... :/

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That's funny! $20. Those fuckers. LOL. Youtube allowed me to travel the world but it never really paid me that much.

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I know right. Its a really dis heartening platform. Shut down my first channel for a false copyright claim... couldnt speak to anyone about it. Just had to start again.

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That sounds like Youtube. How are you liking this platform?

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Loving Steemit. Still trying to figure it out!

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I'd like to see a video of your camera in action.

@cottonlazarus, I've got one over 30 years ago, paid around $10 at the time 😊

Wonderful camera, and you know how to use it. Thanks for this article. Upvoted, resteemed & DPS.

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Cheers Phototrail! Wow I wasnt even alive when you got yours haha. Turning 30 this month.

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Great portaits, loved all the faces! Waiting for more! :)