Fun with Analogue Cameras

Lubitel 166B TLR Camera Package

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Lubitel 166B TLR is the medium-format predecessor to the equally iconic LOMO LC-A compact camera, prized for its simplicity and ability to produce professional-looking images.

It was post-WWII when the respected LOMO factory of St. Petersburg started creating a twin-lens reflex camera called “Komosomolets” (meaning “Young Communist.”), which was especially marketed towards amateur photographers. It was a copy of the 1938 German Voightlander “Brilliant” camera, so the design wasn’t really fresh. Come 1949, the original Lubitel (literally meaning “Amateur”) was presented – an enhanced and improved concept of the “Young Communist” cam. With its better features and quality, the Lubitel sales shot to over a million units sold worldwide, and was followed by the equally successful Lubitel-2, raking in two million units from its 1955 launch, to its demise in 1980.

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens: Photographic lens--coated three-element anastigmatic T-22

Focal length: 75mm

Aperture: f/4.5 to f/22

Shutter: 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, Bulb

Distance scale: 1.4 to °° (infinity)

Self-timer operation time: 7-12seconds

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

Lubitel 166B, neck strap, carrying case, manual, cable release, 1 roll 120 film

PRICE: 8,500PHP