The last time I used my old Zenith Lomo I noticed the light seals were in a poor way. Found a supplier on an auction site that offered a laser cut kit, when it arrived I wasn’t too sure, the material was very similar to the leatherette that cameras are covered in, not the thin foam I was expecting. So after applying the new light seals I loaded up with a roll of Fuji Reala 100 that had expired in 2001, just in case the seals didn’t keep out the light. I headed to town and snapped away.
Passing The Time Of day
Reach For The Sky
No Comment !
Well I needn’t have worried, the new seals are fine. Apart from the expected colour shift I was really surprised how well the film behaved, good job as I have 18 more rolls of Reala 100 in the fridge.
The last 2 images from the Lomo (the film tore when rewinding and I lost a few frames)
That Dickensian Look
About 5 seconds after I took this shot a chap came out of the house and asked “can I help you ?” I said I really liked the house as it stood out from the crowd, “my son chose the colour scheme” he said defensively, great I said, well done. As I walked further on I noticed there was a Blue plaque on the side of the house to say Edward Thomas Loseby, clock maker once lived there. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Thomas_Loseby There’s a Loseby Lane in Leicester which I guess could be named after his ancestors.
Can’t resist flakey paint.
The Zenith Lomo lens can put some lovely curves into the image
I bought this Zenith Lomo about 15 years ago from a chemists shop for £8.00p. It was one of those lovely old fashioned shops, the owner being an active member of the local photographic community, and he always had a few cameras and lenses for sale in the window. Sadly he passed away sometime ago and the shop which is still a chemists has become like all the other aluminium windowed shops. I have only used the Lomo once or twice and liked it’s vignetting and the weird colours it produces sometimes.
Thought it was about time it had another outing. While loading the camera I noticed the light seals are disintegrating and really need replacing. After finishing the film it promptly tore in half during rewinding, so into the changing bag and after some cussing I managed to get most of the film back into the cassette.
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