LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker lets you channel your inner Charlie Chaplin for $80

Ever wish you could return to a simpler cinematic era -- one characterized not by 3D graphics and Spielberg, but by silent images and Eisenstein? Well, you can now spearhead the movement yourself, with Lomography's new LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker. With this device (pictured above), amateur filmmakers can manually produce their own frill-free movies on any roll of 35mm film. All you have to do is load your film into the so-called "magic box," turn the crank and let the LomoKino work its magic. The camera, which boasts a 25mm lens and max aperture of f/5.6, will capture 144 shots on a single roll of film, good for about 50 to 60 seconds of footage. It also supports a wide array of effects, including slide film, color negative, redscale and black and white. Once that's developed, you can run it through Lomography's LomoKinoScope, direct it toward a light source, and watch your homemade Baby's Lunch or Nanook of the North unfold before your eyes. You won't find any sound, special effects, or fancy post-production tools here -- just moving images, plain and cinematically pure. Lumiere enthusiasts can grab one now for $80, or opt for both the LomoKino and the LomoKinoScope, bundled together for $100. For more details, roll past the break for a sample video and the full PR, or get a closer look at the LomoKino in the gallery, below.

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The Lomographic Society Proudly Presents: The LomoKino - Super 35 Movie Maker

Lomography in Motion: Take the next step in Lomography with the first consumer movie camera that makes your Lomographs move on any kind of 35mm film
Unique Art: Become the director of your very own LomoMovies and produce unique and precious pieces of movie art by simply winding a crank
True Gadget: Irresistible design and unlimited creative possibilities will make gadget lovers' hearts pound faster
LomoMovies Online: Upload, watch and share your very own LomoMovies on

Lomography in Motion
How great must it have been to witness the first pictures as they started to move or to see the Lumiere brothers amazing the crowds of thousands with their very first short films? After 200+ years of movie making, million-dollar-special-effects (thanks Michael Bay), big scale film studios and endless Hollywood dramas, Lomography gives consumers the chance to return back to the roots of movie making and witness the very first steps with the Lomokino. The LomoKino allows you to become a director yourself and capture Lomographic movies on 35 mm film of any kind: no sound, no special effects, and no post production – just simple Lomography in motion.

Unique Art
To become a true LomoMovie director, simply load the film of your choice and wind the crank of the magic box to capture 144 shots on one roll of 35 mm film, or approximately 50 – 60 seconds of LomoMovie. You can use any kind of 35 mm film for different effects: Slide film, color negative, redscale or B/W. After developing the film, spool it into the specially developed LomoKinoScope, point it to a light source and watch your Lomographs moving over and over again. What sounds very simple produces a unique piece of art which can either stay in your hands only or can be given as a special present to somebody who really deserves it. Show your sweetheart how much you love her with a film, capture your sons first birthday or deliver a Charlie Chaplin like short that will take your grandmother back to a simpler time.

True Gadget
A wise man once said "form follows function" – naaaah – we like to say "form follows motion" and that's why we designed this camera as a true compact gadget. Its irresistible design takes you straight back into the time when people left the audience screaming because a locomotive was speeding towards them on a movie screen and the movies were still a true business without special effects. It comes in a package either alone or with the LomoKinoScope, one film canister and a marvelous book. Its creative possibilities are so diverse that not even we can tell the limits. It's up to you, gadget lovers, to take this baby in your hands and explore what movies used to be like the Lomographic way!

LomoMovies Online
Unlike the very first filmmakers we can call a powerful tool our own: the internet! Linking the simple technology of the LomoKino with our website, we enable you to upload, watch and share your own LomoMovies online. To give you a taste of the special LomoKino aesthetics and the sheer endless creative possibilities, we asked filmmakers from around the globe to create their own LomoMovies. Visit our website ( to get some inspiration and start shooting your first LomoMovie today!

Technical Details
Retail Price: $79 for the Lomokino, $99 for the Lomokino + lomokinoscope
Film type: all kind of 135 roll film
Lens: 25mm
Exposure area: 24mm x 8.5mm: 144 images/film
Continuous Aperture: f/5.6 - f/11
Shutter: 1/100
Hand cranked: approx. 3-4 fps, 36-48 sec. movie per roll
Film counting: volume display
Focusing: (normal) 1m~infinity,(press button for) 0.6m close up
Tripod mount: yes