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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.
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== Brilliant finder ==
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[[Lubitel]] means "amateur" in Russian. It was made in great numbers by the Leningrad [[GOMZ]] or [[Lomo]] factory. Some sources claim that between 1957 and 1979 over two million were produced. There are versions with a cyrillic name plate or with one in latin script as the one shown.   It has some Russian "relatives" such as the [[Komsomolets]] and the [[Lubitel 166B]] It shows great similarity with the [[Voigtländer]] [[Brillant]], a line of cameras that started before the war. It is however not a direct copy; The accessory door opens by turning and the viewing lens focuses. Later Voigtländer Brillants also focused, but by then they used wider aperture lenses. The camera body is made from a 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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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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== Brillant finder ==
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== Taking lens ==
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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.
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The most exceptional feature of the lubitel is its brillant finder. Its finder is not a matte screen nor are there any focusing microprisms. It looks like a plain galss lens with a center-spot of soot in the middle. This very clear finder helps you 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 waist level finder. This is rather strange, isn't this the position you're supposed to look through it? When you look onto glass from closer by,  you often get a "tunnel" vision; the edges become darker (light falloff?). A loupe loows more critical focusing on the center spot. The Lubitel's loupe is a bit smallish for this purpose.
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== Framecounter ==
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<small>by {{image author|Dries van den Elzen}}</small> {{with permission}}</div>
  
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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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The Lubitel has a T-22 75/4.5 taking lens. This is actually a little wider than the normal 80mm [[medium format]] standard lens. The shutter is cocked with the red-dotted lever. Aperture and shutter button are all positioned around this taking lens.
 
  
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The Lubitel-2 has no framecounter. When you turn the know 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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<references />
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
[http://www.cinci.de/brill.html Different models of the Voigtländer Brillant on cinci.de]
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*[http://www.cinci.de/brill.html Different models of the Voigtländer Brillant on cinci.de]
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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)
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* [http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/lubitel2/ Lubitel 2 on Alfred Klomp's site]
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<!--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] -->
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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
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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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[[Category:1954]]

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.


Image gallery


Note

  1. SovietCams page shows each of these names

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