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Lost manual


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My diana 20mm fisheye cant separate from my canon slr mount, please help.


It was probably just screwed in too tightly. The only solution is to keep trying to unscrew the mount. Luckily the mounts aren't too expensive. You might have to bite the bullet and buy another mount.

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How do I get my lomography fisheye to advance?


Turn the thumb wheel located behind the shutter release button until it stops at the next frame.

Note that on your model the MX button (Multiple eXposure) to the left of the thumb wheel often gets stuck and prevents the film from advancing. The button should be firmly to the right when not in use. If the MX system is broken there's nothing you can do as the parts cannot be repaired or replaced. All LOMO and Holga models are extremely cheaply made plastic "toy"cameras and are not designed to last. Most have a maximum design lifespan of ten to twelve rolls of film, the FishEye model is designed to last just half that. It's only in Western countries that these models sell for ridiculously high prices, as an example my Lomo FishEye cost me 48 Hong Kong Dollars (that's just under GBP£4 or just over US$6). Back home in the UK they sell for ten times more.

The above explanation is not meant to be disparaging about your camera, but is just to illustrate that these cameras are really built from the start as disposable cameras which have the added bonus of being reusable a few times so cannot usually be repaired when broken.

Oct 09, 2010 | Lomo Fisheye 35mm Film Camera

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I can't wind on the film, yet i can wind it back? I haven't dropped it or anything...:/


If you can wind the film backwards but not forwards, that probably means you've reached the end of the roll. So, time to wind it backwards to rewind the film back into the canister!

May 01, 2010 | Lomo Fisheye 35mm Film Camera

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My lomo fish eye camera won't keep the film in or reel it back


I have had the same problem with unloading film, i had to take the whole camera in to the shop to have them open it in a darkroom and develop the film. Seems will have to do that from now on but at least got film back.

Feb 23, 2010 | Lomo Fisheye 35mm Film Camera

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When I get my prints developed from my Fisheye 2 camera, all the images are to one side. The fisheye image has a chunk missing from it and appears like a 3/4 circle, with about 1/4 of the print just...


Check the negatives: you should clearly see that the images are complete, although where they've been cut into strips it's possible that the cut may have gone through an image. If there are very few complete circular images, then you have a camera problem and problems are not at all rare on Lomo cameras which are in general of absolutely dreadful quality.

if you can eliminate the camera as the cause, then the fault is with the photographic processing service. The process is mostly automated, and the machine which makes the prints from the negatives expects to find nice regular rectangular images with neat straight unexposed lines between them. Your FishEye 2 produces circular images instead with wide hourglass-shaped unexposed partitions and so it's confused the machine.

If you've used an ultra-budget postal processing service then they might agree to reprint for you but will usually (and entirely fairly) point to a clause along the lines of "at these prices, this service is for regular 35mm prints only". In future always use local processing shops and tell them clearly what to expect as they can manually intervene and ensure that the prints come out correctly.

This should solve your problem, if so please rate my answer.

Feb 23, 2010 | Lomo Fisheye 35mm Film Camera

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The wind-on cog doesn't work


Check that you haven't accidentally left the camera set to multiple exposure mode. This is set using the button next to the film advance wheel (marked ME) and is only cancelled when the next photo is taken.

If that doesn't fix it, then your camera is broken and will either need a repair or exchange. Unfortunately it's a VERY common fault with this model (all LOMO's are very poorly made) and unless you can get a free repair under warranty or an exchange/refund then you'll have to carefully take it apart and try to fix it yourself. It's not exactly complicated inside, but it's also not designed to be repaired...

If you successfully repair it, then never use the multiple exposure button again: it's almost designed to fail :-(

Good luck.

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My fisheye pictures don't come out perfectly circular anymore... on the bottom right corner of all the pictures is a black part that looks like a shadow. what is wrong with it?


Sounds like you have a light leak. At the film plane of your camera the image from the lens is upside down and laterally reversed, so the light leak is at the top left of the film when it's in the camera. If you're shooting for prints look at the strips of negatives. If the edges of the film are affected as well as the picture area then the light leak is at the back. If it's just the picture area then the light leak is through the film gate. If you hold a strip of negatives in the camera with the emulsion towards the lens and the picture upside down and then line up the picture with the film gate this should point to the problem area. All this assumes that your finger wasn't in front of the lens... :-)

Nov 29, 2009 | Lomo Fisheye 35mm Film Camera

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The fixed flash does not work


Don't even attempt a repair or dismantle the flash unless you're familiar with electronic circuits. The electrolytic capacitor that stores the charge for the flash carries that charge for weeks even with no battery in the camera. The working voltage is 330 at a high current density - if you touch the wrong terminal it will give you a serious jolt, maybe a burn. I'm not familiar with the Lomo but it looks like a very simple camera - it shouldn't take a competent tech. very long to repair it if it comes apart easily enough.

Nov 28, 2009 | Lomo Fisheye 35mm Film Camera

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