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Lomography launches the all-new Lomo LC-Wide camera

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With so many variations on the same thing, it’s nice to see something new from Lomography. Although the new LC-Wide is actually a new take on the first-ever Lomo, the LC-A.

It’s a more versatile model than that cult classic, now with a specially-developed ultra-wide-angle 17 mm Minigon glass lens and the option to take snaps in full, square or half-format, the last of those offering 72 shots on a roll of 36-shot film if you want test out your skills. Yes film, like all the Lomo range. Of course, the ultra-wide-angle lens means you can also opt for some panoramic shots too for the bigger picture.

If you want the full technical breakdown, check out the website for that. Indeed, it’s only available to buy online and in limited numbers right now. £349 is the price.

Find out more at the Lomography website

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Lady Gaga re-invents the Polaroid camera with the Polaroid GL30

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Some of you might know that Lady Gaga is the Creative Director at Polaroid and as such, is in charge of producing products that will grab the world's attention. At the current CES gadget circus, she's just turned up to show off a printer, some bizarre camera glasses and this – the Polaroid GL30.

All the products are under the Grey Label (by Haus of Gaga) banner, but we're not sure when these are going into production, although 'later this year' has been floated as an approximate date for the GL30. It's a modern-day interpretation of the Polaroid camera, keeping a retro look (in this case looking like something out of a 60s sci-fi movie) and still printing out images on-demand, this time with the latest Zink printing system. Only this time, there's a flip-out screen and options to customise your images (filters, borders etc) before you print them out.

See another shot of the camera over the page. It's a head-turner no doubt, even if it's a lot bulkier than the camera on your mobile phone. As soon as we hear news on price and availability, you'll be the first to know. See the Polaroid site for the promo film of the launch too.

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Lomo LC-A+ White limited edition camera set

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We have featured the Lomo LC-A+, not least when it celebrated 25 years last year. Well, it’s 26 this year and the camera that started the whole Lomography thing off is back as the Lomo LC-A+ White.

It’s quite a package too. This Soviet-era 35mm camera still has that Russian Minitar 1 f/2.8 32mm lens, but this time comes with a white camera body with white leather detailing that’s ‘inspired by a Japanese garden’. There’s also a multiple exposure switch for easy, real-time double-exposure, expanded film ISO settings from 100 to 1600, a cable release thread for shake-free night-time and indoor shooting and a hot shoe for external flash.

Oh yes, there’s also a cool matching white case and the option to upgrade to allsorts of extras, some of which are pictured over the page. Only 1,000 worldwide, it’s priced at £379.

Find out more at the Lomography website

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