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    Is Lomo the future of film? [and other Lomo marketing threads]

    This is an awesome site: http://absolut.com/lomo

    Warning: If you have a slow internet connection - get with the times and get high speed - you're never going to load this site ....

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    Urban Outfitters are going Lomo

    http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/

    Do product search for "Holga" or "Lomo".

    Like I've always said, the best way to keep film alive is make it a luxury item or a fashionable one.

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    Holy smokes did you see those price tags? Luxury is right.Heck I paid $125.00 for my LCA.

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    It's hip to be square

    http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/messenger-messenger

    Check out the Holga, next to the iPod and cell phone ... funny ... but good for film.

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    70 bucks for an Holga? I bought it for five new at Calumet!
    I like the fact that it comes with an one year warranty!
    I can see people already returning it because of light leaks and vignetting...
    That blue-yellow-red Holga sure is funny though!

    Maybe I can sell necklaces made out of 120 plastic rolls for a few hundred...

    I am not sure if lomo and film becoming trendy is gonna help us at all.
    In six months they will be looking for new fashions.
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    Ari,

    I'm surprised you're under estimating the power of marketing. I'm talking really good marketing.

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    From the Urban Outfitter's site:

    Includes photo book, 1 roll of 120 medium format film, 1 roll of opaque tape,

    Great, they include the tape and a single roll of film! That is the $70 right there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwyoung View Post
    From the Urban Outfitter's site:

    Includes photo book, 1 roll of 120 medium format film, 1 roll of opaque tape,

    Great, they include the tape and a single roll of film! That is the $70 right there!
    Don't forget it includes the one year warranty!
    I wonder if you can pay more to get an extended one...
    Is it a warranty that it HAS defects or that it DOESN'T?
    Damn, now I am curious.
    Can honestly, someone go over to a store that sells the camera and ask them to show the warranty then post the findings here?
    I HAVE to know!
    If I still lived in Boston, I would take the red line to Harvard Square and go ask myself!
    A warranty for an Holga... that's novel!
    Like Microsoft guarantying that Windows can't catch viruses or ever crash!
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    I looked into this some more. The Holga isn't a regular one, but the 'fancy one', with 4 coloured flash built in - so that's more expensive right off the bat - $35. The book is $25 retail. Everything adds up to $70. Same prices as on Freestyle. Seems like all the prices have 'equalized' over different vendors. Like colusion or something. I'd be interested what the heck a warranty is all about too. Mine certainly didn't come with one! LOL

    The good thing about Lomo is that there selling these things like hotcakes. Before I left my last job, I gave my entire team a Holga camera as appreciation for their committment. They are becoming excellent corporate gifts, replacing the standard 'pen' and 'cheap watch'. In fact, I had my Procurement attempt to negotiate adding our company's logo to the camera, but the deal couldn't come through in time.

    My brother's company - a large bank in Canada - bought several hundred as department gifts to their employees for Christmas.

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    Not quite sure how Lomo is helping the film movement. They just repackage/resell items made by other vendors. What they do is dupe people who dont know of the many other sources to buy these items for less money. I would rather my money go the companies who make and distribute the film/ cameras at decent prices. Lomo maybe bringing in people who never used film and thats great, but I question how many of these people will stay life long film users after "the fad" wears off. Just the way I see it

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