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Lubitel (cyrillic: Любитель) means "amateur" in Russian. The '''Lubitel 2''' was made in great numbers by the Leningrad [[GOMZ]] (later [[LOMO]]) factory. More than two million were produced between 1954 and 1980. There are versions with a cyrillic name plate or with one in latin script as the one shown, and it was rebadged for various other markets as Kalimar TLR100, Amat&ouml;r&nbsp;II and Global&nbsp;676<ref>[http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-709374495 SovietCams page] shows each of these names</ref>. It was also produced as a stereo version and sold as the Спутник ([[Sputnik]]). The camera body is made of plastic, possibly [[bakelite]]. The waist level finder and focusing rings are made of metal. These cameras were delivered with a case and strap made of artificial leather. There is a stepless aperture scale under the taking lens with apertures from 4.5 to 22. Winding the film is done by a black knob on the right side of the camera. This does not cock the shutter.
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Lubitel (cyrillic: Любитель) means "amateur" in Russian. The '''Lubitel 2''' was made in great numbers by the Leningrad [[GOMZ]] (later [[LOMO]]) factory. More than two million were produced between 1954 and 1980. There are versions with a cyrillic name plate or with one in latin script as the one shown, and it was rebadged for various other markets as Kalimar TLR100, Amat&ouml;r&nbsp;II and Global&nbsp;676<ref>[http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?784016222 SovietCams page] shows each of these names</ref>. It was also produced as a stereo version and sold as the Спутник ([[Sputnik]]). The camera body is made of plastic, possibly [[bakelite]]. The waist level finder and focusing rings are made of metal. These cameras were delivered with a case and strap made of artificial leather. There is a stepless aperture scale under the taking lens with apertures from 4.5 to 22. Winding the film is done by a black knob on the right side of the camera. This does not cock the shutter.
  
 
== Brilliant finder ==
 
== Brilliant finder ==
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The most exceptional feature of the Lubitel that its focusable [[reflex finder]] has no simple matte screen but a big viewing lens which makes it looking like a [[brilliant finder]]. Inside the finder that lens has a small round plain matte screen spot for exact focusing. A collapsiple little loupe helps focusing exactly. This very clear finder helps you to compose your picture in dim light situations. The focusing is done on the small center spot. Four wedges help you orientate the picture. While very bright, this finder gives a "dancing" picture. This happens especially when the camera is hanging on your belly and you look down into the finder. This is rather strange, since this is the position you're supposed to look through it. When you look onto the glass from closer by, you often get a "tunnel" vision; the edges become darker (light falloff?). The finder hood can be folded partially so that front and back of the hood serve as sports finder.
 
The most exceptional feature of the Lubitel that its focusable [[reflex finder]] has no simple matte screen but a big viewing lens which makes it looking like a [[brilliant finder]]. Inside the finder that lens has a small round plain matte screen spot for exact focusing. A collapsiple little loupe helps focusing exactly. This very clear finder helps you to compose your picture in dim light situations. The focusing is done on the small center spot. Four wedges help you orientate the picture. While very bright, this finder gives a "dancing" picture. This happens especially when the camera is hanging on your belly and you look down into the finder. This is rather strange, since this is the position you're supposed to look through it. When you look onto the glass from closer by, you often get a "tunnel" vision; the edges become darker (light falloff?). The finder hood can be folded partially so that front and back of the hood serve as sports finder.
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The Lubitel has a [[LOMO]] T-22 75/4.5 taking lens. It is actually a little wider than the normal 80mm [[medium format]] standard lens. The shutter is cocked with a red-dotted lever. The aperture and the shutter button are all positioned around the taking lens.  
 
The Lubitel has a [[LOMO]] T-22 75/4.5 taking lens. It is actually a little wider than the normal 80mm [[medium format]] standard lens. The shutter is cocked with a red-dotted lever. The aperture and the shutter button are all positioned around the taking lens.  
 
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== Links ==
 
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*[http://www.cinci.de/brill.html Different models of the Voigtländer Brillant on cinci.de]
 
*[http://www.cinci.de/brill.html Different models of the Voigtländer Brillant on cinci.de]
* [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=51 Lubitel 2] <!--Commented out link, page no longer present/available, please remove if not returned by 12/2016 and [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/album_notices_K_O/lubitel_2/index.html french user manual] -->on [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand
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* [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=51 Lubitel 2] on [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand (in French)
 
* [http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/lubitel2/ Lubitel 2 on Alfred Klomp's site]
 
* [http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/lubitel2/ Lubitel 2 on Alfred Klomp's site]
 
<!--Commented out link, page no longer present/available, please remove if not returned by 12/2016 * [http://www.rus-camera.com/camera.php?page=lubitel&camera=lubitel2 at Rus-Camera.com] -->
 
<!--Commented out link, page no longer present/available, please remove if not returned by 12/2016 * [http://www.rus-camera.com/camera.php?page=lubitel&camera=lubitel2 at Rus-Camera.com] -->
* [http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-709374495 Lubitel 2 at sovietcams.com] includes pictures rebadged as Kalimar TLR100, Спутник (Sputnik), Amat&ouml;r-II, Global-676
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* [http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?784016222 Lubitel 2 at sovietcams.com] includes pictures rebadged as Kalimar TLR100, Спутник (Sputnik), Amat&ouml;r-II, Global-676
* [http://www.picturenoise.com/plasticmenu.html Picture Gallery using Lubitel]
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* [http://www.picturenoise.com/tagged/lubitel Picture Gallery using Lubitel] at [http://www.picturenoise.com/ picturenoise] by Maurício Sapata
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:17, 25 January 2019

Lubitel (cyrillic: Любитель) means "amateur" in Russian. The Lubitel 2 was made in great numbers by the Leningrad GOMZ (later LOMO) factory. More than two million were produced between 1954 and 1980. There are versions with a cyrillic name plate or with one in latin script as the one shown, and it was rebadged for various other markets as Kalimar TLR100, Amatör II and Global 676[1]. It was also produced as a stereo version and sold as the Спутник (Sputnik). The camera body is made of plastic, possibly bakelite. The waist level finder and focusing rings are made of metal. These cameras were delivered with a case and strap made of artificial leather. There is a stepless aperture scale under the taking lens with apertures from 4.5 to 22. Winding the film is done by a black knob on the right side of the camera. This does not cock the shutter.

Brilliant finder

The most exceptional feature of the Lubitel that its focusable reflex finder has no simple matte screen but a big viewing lens which makes it looking like a brilliant finder. Inside the finder that lens has a small round plain matte screen spot for exact focusing. A collapsiple little loupe helps focusing exactly. This very clear finder helps you to compose your picture in dim light situations. The focusing is done on the small center spot. Four wedges help you orientate the picture. While very bright, this finder gives a "dancing" picture. This happens especially when the camera is hanging on your belly and you look down into the finder. This is rather strange, since this is the position you're supposed to look through it. When you look onto the glass from closer by, you often get a "tunnel" vision; the edges become darker (light falloff?). The finder hood can be folded partially so that front and back of the hood serve as sports finder.

Taking lens

The Lubitel has a LOMO T-22 75/4.5 taking lens. It is actually a little wider than the normal 80mm medium format standard lens. The shutter is cocked with a red-dotted lever. The aperture and the shutter button are all positioned around the taking lens.

Framecounter

The Lubitel-2 has no framecounter. When you turn the knob in the direction of the little white arrow, frame numbers on the back of the 120 film become visible through the little red window.


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  1. SovietCams page shows each of these names

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