While the digital camera has taken over the everyday and mainstream photography needs of our society, our craving for art ensures that there will always be a place for film and the cameras that enlighten it. To make it look like a film camera, the Lomo ‘Instant Wide ‘Central Park’ Camera ($270) was designed with retro in mind, especially with its vintage brown faux leather shell.
Lomography is the premiere analog camera and film manufacturer dedicated to the continuation of the art of photography. The ‘Instant Wide has both an ultra wide angle lens and a closeup lens with viewfinder and attachments. The large format film this camera uses enables focal distances from as little as 0.1 meters closeup to a quick switch to infinity. It comes with four colored flash gel filters and a fully programmatic shutter with f/8 to f/2 aperture. It doesn’t come with the required Fujifilm Instax Wide film and four AA batteries, which you’ll have to purchase separately. With unlimited double exposure and light to dark compensation, this camera will let you explore the artistic side of your soul.