Lomography Spinner 360 Review

The Spinner 360 is one of the newest creations of Lomography. Its uniqueness lies in being able to take 360 degree panoramas, which is normally possible only by joiningseveral shots via software. The box, in the best tradition of Lomography, is very stylish and includes, in addition to the camera, the manual, some print samples, a poster, a lens cap and a spare rubber.  Maybe a free film could be a better gift.

Repairing a Polaroid SX-70

The Polaroid SX-70 cameras are great but now are 30 years old and so it is obvious that start to deteriorate. With this post I can not explain how to repair any failure of the sx-70, but I will discuss one common defect, which I personally found on my two cameras. I put a new pack of film, close the door, the motor starts to spin making noise, no picture is ejected, and the motor does not stop until I extract the cartridge or until the battery runs out. The problem can also occur suddenly after shooting few pictures. However, looking around the internet I […]

Maurizio Galimberti emulation

Among the photographers who use Polaroid films the most famous is Maurizio Galimberti. His portraits are amazing and you can admire them on his website. Just to be clear: to shoot like Galimberti you need study, smartness, creativity and sensitivity, and a real artist should still try their own way. So there’s no surprise to see Maurizio Galimberti showing his technique. Galimberti actually works with many techniques, but probably the best known is that of the Polaroid “mosaic”. The camera used is a Polaroid of Image  type (also known as Spectra or Onyx). There are several models of varying complexity. For this experiment I used a Polaroid Image 2, which is probably the worst models of […]

Light shield for Impossible film

Everybody knows that the first stocks of Polaroid-compatible film produced by Impossible Project suffers from an annoying problem: when the camera eject them they are still too sensitive to light and therefore there’s the risk of ruining them. There are many methods to reduce the problem but I think the one published by consommable and then described in detail by Vinz (here’s the post translated into English) on the forum of the French site Polaroid Passion is the most practical and so I decided to try it with a very small variation.