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The Smartphone Film Scanner Offers You a New Way to Instantly Scan and Share 35mm Films Using Your Smartphone.
The Smartphone Film Scanner Offers You a New Way to Instantly Scan and Share 35mm Films Using Your Smartphone.
The Smartphone Film Scanner Offers You a New Way to Instantly Scan and Share 35mm Films Using Your Smartphone.
3,534 backers pledged $268,702 to help bring this project to life.

New Magazine Content + the Lomo’Instant Automat Kickstarter Campaign

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Just a quick shout out to all Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner users out there! How are you holding up with your negatives and scans? Well, we hope you are doing just fine and keep those photos coming! We love seeing new images from our lovely community members that’s why we took the liberty to come up with a gallery post of photos recently uploaded with the Smartphone Film Scanner. 

Image scanned with Lomography Smart Phone Scanner
Image scanned with Lomography Smart Phone Scanner

 

The Lomo’Instant Automat Kickstarter Campaign

Can you all believe it’s been 3 years since we launched the Kickstarter Campaign for the Smartphone Film Scanner? Time does fly when you’re having fun! It’s all thanks to you loyal backers! To keep the fun and excitement going, we’re so proud to announce that we’re launching a new Kickstarter Campaign for the all-new Lomo’Instant Automat! This new addition to the Lomo’Instant family will be your ultimate companion for those spur-of-the-moment shots. It’s the most advanced automatic instant camera system that lets you seize the moment for those unforgettable times in your life. This camera was specially designed to let you push the boundaries of your instant photography to its limits. Create, inspire and have fun – all these and more can be done with a click of the button. Help us bring this joy into the world. 

The Lomo'Instant Automat
The Lomo'Instant Automat

 

Some Cool New Magazine Features + The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens Kickstarter Campaign!

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Hey all you lovely backers—It’s been a while! Last year, we kept you updated with the progress on our LomoScanner 2.0 App, but since then, we haven’t had a chance to chat. We’ve missed you! How have you been? We hope you’re continuing to use that wonderful Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner to keep the analogue spirit alive. And to help inspire you for some serious scanning, here are a new feature from our Online Magazine!

Even 3 years after the launch, the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner is still a fan favorite in the Analogue Community! But that’s not all that we wanted to share with you. By now you’ve probably heard through the grapevine that we’re introducing a new member to the Lomography Art Lens Family—the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Because we have such passionate and supportive backers, we’ve decided to launch this lens through a new campaign—and we wanted to tell you all about it right here on Kickstarter. 

The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens
The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

The Daguerreotype Achromat Lens is inspired by the first photographic optic created in 1839 by Charles Chevalier and brings forth the return of a long-lost aesthetic: the soft-focused and painterly quality of 19th century France. Not only does the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens produce a distinctive dream-like character, but it also allows you to capture crystal sharp photographs. In addition to the regular Waterhouse Aperture Plates—with which you can capture anywhere from velvety soft focus at f/2.9 to striking sharpness from f/5.6 onwards—we’re also including 2 new unique Aperture Plate sets. With the Lumière and Aquarelle Aperture plates, you can immerse your imagery in a silky veil of light, reminiscent of Romanticist and Impressionist masters such as Claude Monet and Georges Seurat. This versatile 64mm handcrafted optic is compatible with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras, as well as a host of other digital and analogue cameras with the use of mount adapters. Help us bring back this unique 19th century aesthetic to 21st century photographs and films—back us on Kickstarter today!

Testing Testing: The New LomoScanner 2.0 App For Android

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We are very excited to announce that we have a beta version of the Lomoscanner 2.0 for Android! And we would like you, our loyal Kickstarter backers, to test it out before anyone else. Please note that we are still working to improve the app at this stage (in particular the panoramic feature) but we wanted to release a first version to you so we can collect feedback and improve it further! We have re-worked the app from scratch following feedback we received from the first app - working on fine tuning the features and creating a more ergonomic design.  

If you would like to test our the app please download it here: http://lmgr.ph/lomoscanner2android

You may need to change your phone's application security settings to access the application. You can do this either by allowing your device to access applications from unknown sources in your settings or by downloading the Apk Installer app from Google Play.

It would be great to have all your feedback by August 3rd - You can do this simply by completing this short form here. After this we will make suggested edits before putting the app live.  

Many thanks and happy testing!

The LomoScanner 2 iOS App Has Been Updated, Android App On The Way!

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A few weeks ago, we launched the LomoScanner 2 app, a new and improved iOS app for scanning negatives with your Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. The new app now has features for quickly scanning and stitching panoramic photos and animating movies shot with the LomoKino camera!

Thanks to your feedback, we were made aware of a few problems with the app, in particular crashing. We would like to let you know that the new version of the app is live! In this update we were able to track down some smaller bugs and fixed them. Additionally we've included Crashlytics, a crash reporting solution. So please update your app and keep on using it – if there's a crash we will receive a report and can look into the problem in detail. If you experience any other problems with the app or have any queries, please get in touch via the Kickstarter page and we will get back to you!

As we have worked out the major issues with the iOS version, we are now developing the Android version! It will take around four weeks for us to finalize this. Should anyone like to help test out the beta version, please leave a comment below and we will get in touch!

The LomoScanner 2 Android App in motion!
The LomoScanner 2 Android App in motion!

You can download the LomoScanner 2 App for iOS here.

Now check out this LomoKino film scanned with the LomoScanner 2 App on iOS!

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The New & Improved LomoScanner 2 Is Now Available On The App Store!

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Last year we launched our 35mm film scanning app, the LomoScanner. This was an exciting new challenge for us within the realm of app development - which presented a few hurdles as well as learning curves. We want to thank you for your ongoing support and advice, and above all, patience, throughout the project. With your help, we have now created the LomoScanner 2 – a flashier, speedier and improved version of the LomoScanner app which includes:

  • Streamlined design 
  • Manual controls for exposure, brightness, contrast and temperature added 
  • Improved panorama stitching photo feature 
  • LomoKino animation feature to scan your movies
  • Works with a wide range of films 
  • Share your creations instantly 
  • Adapted color filtering 
  • Faster! 
  • Optimized for iPhone 5 

The new app has been redesigned and developed from scratch and we are now working with a new app developer so any necessary changes are implemented extremely quickly.

For Android users, we are very committed to releasing the Android version of Lomoscanner 2, and will start work on this very soon. 

If you have any comments, questions or advice, please let us know – your feedback is really important to us for ongoing improvements. 

Once again, thanks for all your support and help so far! 

Download the LomoScanner 2 app (requires iOS 7) on the App Store