LOMO Voskhod (1964)

This is the Voskhod (Восход), a 35mm scale focus camera built by Leningradskoye Optiko-Mekhanicheskoye Obyedinenie (LOMO for short) between the years 1964 and 1968.  The Voskhod was a well built and uniquely designed camera with an arrangement of controls that made it ideal for both landscape and portrait orientation.  It …

Introducing the Camerosity Podcast

Back in May, with the help of Johnny Sisson of the Classic Lenses Podcast, I recorded a two part proof of concept podcast which we jokingly called the Cocaine and Waffles Podcast. https://www.classiclensespodcast.com/e/cocaine-waffles-episode-1/ https://www.classiclensespodcast.com/e/classic-lenses-podcast-presents-cocaine-waffles/ I have been wanting to explore the idea of a new kind of podcast that worked …

Keppler’s Vault 99: The Japanese Camera Industry

Between the years 1947 and 1955, the total amount of exported camera goods from Japan to the rest of the world rose from a miniscule $9200 to $7,144,442.44, $4,683,332.02 of which went to just the United States.  In the decades that would follow, Japan would become the world’s biggest and …