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    i have seen more crappy photos from people
    who use expensive cameras ( leica, hassy, ebony & al. )
    who think that because they use an expensive camera
    it automatically means they produce stellar photographs.

    crappy photos from "hipster" cameras?
    obviously folks that say this have never looked at much of the
    work produced by people who use "hipster" cameras ..
    most of the people using hipster-gear have imagination ...
    most of the other-people just try to copy someone else's style
    and try to be a mimic.

    besides if it wasn't for "the hipsters" that most of the people
    here and other places on the internet dislike so much
    there would be fewer people buying film &c.

    too bad there are so many haters ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    i have seen more crappy photos from people
    who use expensive cameras ( leica, hassy, ebony & al. )
    who think that because they use an expensive camera
    it automatically means they produce stellar photographs.

    crappy photos from "hipster" cameras?
    obviously folks that say this have never looked at much of the
    work produced by people who use "hipster" cameras ..
    most of the people using hipster-gear have imagination ...
    most of the other-people just try to copy someone else's style
    and try to be a mimic.

    besides if it wasn't for "the hipsters" that most of the people
    here and other places on the internet dislike so much
    there would be fewer people buying film &c.

    too bad there are so many haters ...
    Right on.These people are doing their bit to keep film alive-they've even relaunched 110 film,I find lomo stuff to be new and exciting,long may they rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgomena View Post
    It translates to cheap, shoddy, hip.

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    A bit harsh...have a look at www.lomoamerica.com ....they produce some very advanced kit, particularly specialist and surgical microscopes, should you have a few thousand $$$ to spare.

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    Let's not forget Michael Kenna uses one of those "hipster" cameras.

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    i have seen more crappy photos from people
    who use expensive cameras ( leica, hassy, ebony & al. )
    who think that because they use an expensive camera
    it automatically means they produce stellar photographs.

    crappy photos from "hipster" cameras?
    obviously folks that say this have never looked at much of the
    work produced by people who use "hipster" cameras ..
    most of the people using hipster-gear have imagination ...
    most of the other-people just try to copy someone else's style
    and try to be a mimic.

    besides if it wasn't for "the hipsters" that most of the people
    here and other places on the internet dislike so much
    there would be fewer people buying film &c.

    too bad there are so many haters ...
    No way i could have said it so well!

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    Lomo America still has a link to Lomo 35mm cameras. Not surprisingly by now the link ends at something else.

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    lomo is not a camera, it's a way of shooting and thinking -- the Leica made the "snapshot" possible -- just ask Bresson -- and the Lomo is taking that to a new level == don't think, don't aim, just shoot -- sure it's a game of averages but what isn't?

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    look at it this way, folks: You need people to buy film for film to survive, none of us is getting any younger, Lomo is attracting YOUNG PEOPLE to film photography.

    So don't be so quick to criticize .... HCB was considered an upstart in his day too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    most of the people using hipster-gear have imagination ...
    The word 'hipster' used to denote someone who wanted to be hip, but wasn't. Come to think of it, its meaning hasn't changed much.

    And imagine how much better hipster work would be if they just picked up an old Zeiss Nettar, Cannonet, Nikon P&S or any of the cameras that can be found at the Goodwill store for $5. But then they wouldn't be hipsters any more, they would have joined the truly hip.

    Neither Diana or Holga cameras come from LOMO. The 'Lomography' outfit doesn't have much of anything to do with LOMO, except to resell some LOMO products at highly inflated prices. Cameras made by LOMO usually produced acceptable images, the quality of the Soviet era materials used in the cameras' construction was another matter.

    I am no fan of the 'fellow traveller' justification: just because it uses film doesn't give it value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    crappy photos from "hipster" cameras?
    obviously folks that say this have never...
    Have never what? Looked at the ridiculous prices on the lomography website?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    i have seen more crappy photos from people
    who use expensive cameras ( leica, hassy, ebony & al. )
    who think that because they use an expensive camera
    it automatically means they produce stellar photographs.
    Please actually visit the lomography website. Look at this fixed aperture single shutterspeed POS for $200! Seriously. You need to spend $200 on a POS to be "creative?" I got a mint Canon Elan 7NE and 50mm 1.8 for less than that piece of crap. It's Lomography that is selling expensive cameras to dumb hipsters.

    I like lomography because it adds more film buyers into the mix. No one is denying in the hands of an expert consistently good quality creative work can be produced. But to claim that somehow using a $200 POS fixed aperture single shutter speed camera will make you take better pictures than a cheaper Elan 7NE setup is stretching things. Don't you think so? Only when it comes to "art" do people have these discussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble View Post
    You need to spend $200 on a POS to be "creative?" I got a mint Canon Elan 7NE and 50mm 1.8 for less than that piece of crap. It's Lomography that is selling expensive cameras to dumb hipsters.
    I agree, some of those cameras are ridiculously overpriced. I can see spending $50, but 200!?! I believe LOMO makes their own film, these "hipsters" may not be saving film.

    The other thing I don't understand is the fact that most of these cameras use 120, wouldn't 35mm be good enough when you're trying to get that LOMO look? That being said, I have seen some impressive work with these cameras. Why not just buy a bunch of disposable film cameras and wait for them to expire?

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