Lubitel 2 with Kodak Tri-X

Camera : Lubitel 2
Film : Kodak Tri-X 400
Developer: Ilford HC

Hanging at at Kew with my homies Gemma, Tanya and Eleanor and a few different cameras. The only medium format I packed was my super light 1956 Lubitel 2.

It’s the ultimate ‘European city break weekender camera’ because it’s small and doesn’t take up much room, you don’t have extra lenses to consider, it’s reliable, changing film is pretty easy and it’s light (for when you don’t want to lug around extra weight). Extra points for feeling cool as f*ck with an old Soviet camera.


Classic Annie impatience shows in these shots – I entered the Palm House and was far too excited to be in there taking photos that I didn’t really bother about waiting for the lens to stop misting up. 🙈

I hadn’t used this camera for a few months and my exposure estimations were a bit off, especially on the double exposures.

No. 2 Issues loading film onto metal developing reel (still really like that effect!)

No.6 Should have gone in darker for a double exposure