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Lomo-Copter: Analog Aerial Photos with a Diana F+ Mounted to a Tricopter

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What do you get when you combine a Lomography Diana F+ camera with a remote controlled Tricopter? Answer: the Lomo-Copter!

It’s what the clever folks over at FliteTest recently built, giving them a unique way to capture lo-fi analog aerial photos.

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The Diana F+ ordinarily exposes 120 film, but it can be coupled with a back that turns it into an instant camera that exposes Fuji Instax Mini film.

What’s very neat about the Lomo-Copter is that it has a first-person-view camera attached to the Diana’s viewfinder.

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This means the photographer can use goggles to see exactly what the camera sees. Whenever a shot needs to be captured, he simply triggers a switch that presses down on the camera’s shutter. A separate control allows the copter to eject the instant photo while it’s still in mid-air.

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Here’s a behind-the-scenes video that walks through the whole project:

Here are some of the photographs that they captured using the Lomo-Copter:

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You can find a more detailed explanation of how the Lomo-Copter was built and additional photographs documenting the project over on FliteTest.


Image credits: Video and photographs by FliteTest and used with permission