That was me, yup I used to be able to buy impossible integral film, 110, 35mm and 120 film, as well as Lomography and Holga cameras in 35mm and 120 format as well as a short "movie" camera that shot a few seconds of frames from a 35mm film canister, odd right? lol
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
About a year ago I noticed stock dwindling and even the one in New York (urban outfitters), at least one of the locations, in Manhattan, had low stock and the sales lady said they were cutting back.
I stopped in the CT one 2 months ago and NO film at all but a few on the clearance peg board hooks.
All replaced by various record players and albums and tape decks and CD's so they are into the music scene of the hipster crowd now.
The increase in pro film may be due to the decrease in available expired stock, yes there will always be "expired stock" but the last of the big chunks of older expired emulsions are sort of lessened and the remaining expired stock is from emulsions which are still being made.
Originally Posted by markaudacity
That's just a guess of course, but I've noticed a trend on eBay and there's less of the old stock out there.
I've a dedicated Lomo shop next to where I shoot on Sundays.
Open 11:00 till 19:00 local DST on Sunday, where I came from they padlocked playground swings on Sundays.
Pretty full range of cameras colours etc, film rack, mini lab (c41) and 'fine art' exhibit, not my style but not lomo either! eg FSU pano etc.
If they have free schedule on lab they will do a same day service- on Sunday.
(The local Sunday pharmacy also has 35mm film but no 120.)
They did not have a demo Russar yet!
Lomos are still in street use mainly trendies, though spotted an oldster with Lubitel I asked 'ebay?' 'no Lomo'!
Lomography had done many nice things in my opinion - I am waiting for couple of years and then I will buy some used nikon mount petzval, without them this would not be possible.
LC-A wide is also nice camera, not my thing, but for sure is nice, then reborn of russar, Belair camera... who knows, maybe they will even make good and cool looking instax wide camera.
EDIT: I see now Belair had instax wide back ... I want this :o :)
i couldn't agree with you more about lomography.
Originally Posted by darkosaric
they have done better "outreach" with photography
than a lot of camera / photography stores+companies ..
i don't mean showing up at trade shows but
they have made cameras, new lenses, FUN STUFF
and reintroduced photography to a whole sector of people because they are looking
for "fun" not ansel adams ... that regular camera companies may have tried but overlooked.
polaroid hit on this quite a bit with their wide instant cameras and their JOYCAM ...
the lomo stores seem to be packed with "stuff" and they give workshops
on the weekend. they had even asked me in their chicago store to
give a caffenol-demo on one weekend last year, which unfortunately
had to decline ( family obligations and air-fare/room-lodging ) ..
they are every bit on top of things as much as ilford and adox ( hopefully EK/KA )
( they used to or still advertise here on apug as well ).
and to think ( from what his chum/ pal/TA told me ) i used to serve him
coffee 20 years ago when he was designing the whole lomographic plan ...
the whole claiming "hipsters" are lomo's only target market
is like saying the only target market for LF cameras is old obsessive compulsive
white guys with beards which is as far away from the truth as it can be. there are
plenty of people who aren't old or white or men or have OCD who use LF ...
if you want to find out why they aren't selling in UA anymore, call lomo .
there is a phone number+email address on their website that goes to their office.
because i think has more to do with a distribution contract running out than "cool people" wanting to
buy records and 8-track tapes instead.
The M/F ratio of lomos in London is less than one ie more girlies...
ditto Rollis and Yashica TLRs!
RB67 only two both fellas
4x5 MPP only one girl
4x5 monorail only one (two fellas operating one pro model... fash shoot)
You all speak of certain metropoles. So far I have only come across 1 person with a Lomo camera (Diana F).
A neighbour of mine have a Lomo, a real one, other then that I have never seen any of the new Lomos in person, though a quick google search tells me we have a store selling Lomo cameras here in Ljubljana : http://www.lomography.com/magazine/l...ljana-slovenia
In Hamburg and in Warsaw I see relatively often people with plastic cameras. And yes - every second person is a girl. Recently I met a real Lomo fun: he has bunch of cameras (not only Lomo, also Plaubel Makina!), and has around 30.000 pictures on his Lomography profile! All taken with film.
I use Lomo film in 110 but only because that's all there is!
Which also says it there, they are keeping while formats alive...