Photographer Ryan Schude in a Series of portraits taken with the Lomo Lubitel 166+ medium format camera.
Lubitel refers to any of the several medium format twin-lens reflex cameras manufactured in Russia by LOMO. The design is based on the early 1930’s Voigtländer Brillant camera with various improvements.
They are often considered toy cameras due to cheap price, bakelite and later plastic construction and low build quality. However the Lubitels use 120 film, feature Cooke triplet, all-glass lenses and shutter speeds can be set from Bulb to 1/250 of a second. Apertures vary from f/4.5 to f/22.
There is something magical about these photos, great medium format portraits.
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It’s something about that plastic body. Something about peering down through that waist-level finder. Sizing up your subject with the top lens and capturing it through crispy glass lens with the bottom. Lubitel Universal 166+