domingo, 7 de fevereiro de 2016

Lomography Konstruktor

Lomography Konstruktor F
Esta fotografia é do exemplar que possuo.


For a plastic camera, the Konstruktor has a very solid build. Unlike other camera kits I’ve seen, this one was designed with excellent attention to detail, particularly where moving parts like the lightbox and focal length adjustment on the lens are concerned. While most camera kits give you tips on estimating the film advance (e.g., “turn the dial one and a half times”), the Konstruktor has an actual frame counter which works rather accurately, assuming you remember to reset it when you load a new roll of film.
The vertical viewfinder will take some getting used to for photographers unfamiliar with them. For starters, everything is flipped horizontally 180 degrees. Right becomes left, left becomes right, and it’s going to take a brief adjustment period to get comfortable with it. Some photographers may also find it a bit restrictive in terms of shooting angles. While this type of viewfinder can be a bit frustrating at first, stick with it. You’ll be glad you did. While I’m on the subject of the viewfinder, I should also point out that the optional Magnifying Chimney Hood not only provides magnification, but also does a great job of shielding the viewfinder from the inevitable glare that makes getting a good look at the image difficult, particularly on a sunny day.
Since everything about this camera is manual, the mechanism for raising the mirror is no exception. Placed to the left side of the lens where you are probably used to finding the auto-focus switch on your DSLR, a small lever is used to lift the mirror into position after each shot. Don’t worry about forgetting– you won’t be able to see anything through the viewfinder if you don’t raise the mirror.
Don’t forget– 1/80 is a pretty slow shutter speed. I’m not going to say you can’t hand-hold this camera at 1/80, but you may want to take advantage of the standard tripod mounting hole on the bottom of the camera. I did laugh for a minute when I realized I had a $35 camera sitting on top of a $300 tripod, but you do what you gotta do.


35mm film
50mm prime lens
f/10 fixed aperture
Two shutter modes. N (1/80s, assuming proper assembly) or B (Bulb for long exposures)
Adjustable focal length (0.5m, 1m, 2m, Infinity)
Magnifying Chimney Hood Kit
Close-up and Macro Lens Kit (15cm focal distance on Close-up and 5cm on Macro)
Konstruktor brand plate and stickers to personalize the look of your camera



A minha é uma Konstruktor F.


Manual em inglês

Sites de referência
Lomography International
Lomography Portugal

Película usada

Lomography 800 Color Print Film 135


As seguintes fotografias foram efetuadas com a minha máquina

Lomography Konstruktor exemplo 1

Lomography Konstruktor exemplo 2

Lomography Konstruktor exemplo 3

Lomography Konstruktor exemplo 4

4 comentários:

  1. Quite fun to assemble. And some nice results too :)

    1. Sometimes I am afraid of the results but always I'm looking forward :))

    2. I just used one film with it, and there were no light leaks. I've looked at your article (and your blog). You had some nice results :)
      I see that you ave some nice cameras. Great!