Good things come in small packages!
I couldn’t resist the temptation to get hold of the Fisheye Baby 110, Lomography’s First 100 format camera when I saw it online. I’m not an avid fan of lomography, but I knew I just got to have one of those. I like miniature stuffs, which pretty much explains the size! (Points to self)
Check out this video to have a sneak peak at how little and cute this camera is! There is no reason not to bring it out whenever you go!
The camera comes in 2 versions. The metal and basic. I got the basic. The difference? (I think) it’s because the metal one allows you to attach your external flash via a cable for shooting low light photography. The camera is extremely small in your hands and you really have to look into the viewfinder carefully! Of course, it also comes wih the normal N/B switch which allows you to switch from the normal shutter speed to blub!
So I headed to Lomography Singapore shop at South Bridge Road after work and boy was I lucky for the nice chaps there told me that their stocks just arrived! Then the not-so-smart me, trusted gothere.sg and stopped at Clarke Quay instead. So yep, there I was, trusting my life with Google maps to bring me to the land of analogue cameras. I practically walked all the way from Hong Lim Park CC, passed by all the shop houses, all the way up to Chinatown, near maxwell road. Feeling stupid and tired, I was greeted with such a colourful and cheerful shopfront at Lomography Singapore, which kind of just made me think that all the walk was worth it.
Talking about the shop, it was my first time there (obviously) and I really, really like the place! It not only gives you the tinge of vintage aura, but the displays of the library of analogue cameras shows how much those peeps are proud of it. Aside from the awesome blast of aircon chill, (…lovin it!) the explosion of random colours filling up the place was pretty cool! Loved the indie music playing in the background and video installations of pictures just complimented the overall look and feel.
It’s a pity they do not sell the coloured 110 films, but for now, the Orca 110 B&W film suits me perfectly. I hear Peek! are getting coloured films, so yep! I’m getting hold of mine soon too. I took the package bundle promotion whereby if I purchased 3 B&W films, I get another pack free and a complimentary 1 film development. Of Course I’ll get that. Kenneth ( I hope I got his name right…) was so kind to extend this promotion to me! I understood that it was for pre orders only though.
He was nice to show this newbie how to load the films and all. He really knows his stuffs on lomo cameras and has been using it for more than 7 years! Wow! I know my first lomo camera was the Blackbird Fly a few years back! (Blog post here) Again, it was the design that really got me sucked in. I’m quite a sucker for cute designs.
You know, I’m aiming for the La Sardina cameras next!
The Lomography Fisheye Baby 110: Basic version (S$68) and the Metal version (S$95). Stock is limited from the initial production batch. Grab yours today and be just like me, NO more excuses not to bring this cutie wherever you go!
Photo Credits: Lomography