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Is Lomography Preparing to Unveil a Movie Projector?



Lomography has low-fi imaging fans all aquiver thanks to a tease for an upcoming mystery product.

The Lomo news page merely shows a hand on a plastic crank, accompanied by an audio file that most listeners liken to the clicking sound of an old movie projector. (Sounds more like a playing card in a bicycle wheel to these ears, but a Lomography bicycle would just be too much to hope for.)

“This new sensation will allow you to enjoy a whole new way of shooting analogue photos,” the teaser proclaims before inviting readers to guess at the exact nature of the device in question.

Despite the “analogue photos” reference, sentiment is running towards some type of hand-cranked projector that would allow public viewing of LomoKino movies. The LomoKino camera produces 144-frame “movies” on standard 35mm film. Currently, the creations can only by viewed on a LomoKinoscope personal viewer.

“A pencil sharpener,” meanwhile, is running a strong second place. Whatever the thing is, Lomography will spill the beans and take your money starting Friday (see update), so stay tuned and we’ll be sure to bring you the official news once it drops.

In the meantime, head over to Lomo’s website to read the tease or click play above to listen to the sound for yourself.

Update: Lomography has revised the release date, the company is now going to reveal the new gizmo “next week.”

Thanks for sending in the tip, Brett!