Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ultra Wide & Slim

The “hipster” lomo photography crowd has an ongoing love affair with the discontinued Vivitar “point and shoot” ULTRA WIDE & SLIM camera. The all mechanical / all plastic camera uses 35mm film and has no electronics or need for a battery to function. With a fixed f11 aperture and a w-i-d-e 22mm lens, the camera delivers gorgeous lo-fi pictures. Current price tag on e-bay: $50. (if your lucky to find one). Demand is great enough that a company called SuperHeadz has manufactured a “knock-off” - available new for $30 here:

Vivitar ULTRA WIDE & SLIM Camera

I deny being a “hipster” even though I recently purchased an ULTRA SLIM & WIDE at an over inflated price. Love the camera! Currently shooting…hope to post pix soon.

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I shot the above image in tungsten lighting using my Canon FTb
/ 50mm ssc lens and Fujicolor Supera 200 color print film. Processing and scan by Clark Color Labs.

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