Lomography Fisheye 2 Review


  • Size: 4.25″ (10.5cm) x 2.5″ (6cm) x 2.5″ (6cm)
  • Format: all 35mm (color negative, slide, b&w)
  • Field of Vision: 170 degrees
  • Approximate focal length: 10mm
  • Fixed aperture: f/8
  • Shutter speeds: 1/100, “B“
  • Flashes: Standard hotshoe & built-in flash (powered by one “AA“ battery)
  • Multiple Exposure switch for unlimited shots on 1 frame

I’m just going to start by saying that I love this camera. Am I a professional photographer? No. But you don’t have to be one to know that these cameras are the shit. With a number of accessories available to spice this thing up, the Fisheye is one of the most versatile cameras I have.

About The Camera

Being a basic 35mm camera, there aren’t any flashy features. There are however three amazing features that make the fisheye what it is. The ability to do multiple exposures with the click of a button makes this camera a fun experiment for the little minnows just swimming into the photography world. The Fisheye 2 comes with three settings:

N  – Normal Mode is just that, normal. It’s the standard fixed shutter speed and aperture. Perfect for your standard up close everyday shots.

B – Bulb Mode is the extended exposure setting. The shutter stays open as long as you hold the button down. Plain and simple. This makes for some pretty cool light painting shots at night!

L – Lock Mode keeps you from accidentally pushing down the button and wasting film.

MX – Multiple Exposure button that opens your shutter again to get some pretty cool multiple exposure shots on the same frame of film.

The camera is plastic, so it’s a little frail. I have had mine now for over two years and it has taken a couple spills, but it’s not invincible. It comes with a nice rubber lens cover that’s easily detachable as well to keep that sweet 170 degree lens scratch free.

The standard flash on the camera works fairly well, but due to its close proximity to the lens, you will find that some of your closer pictures will have a shadow in the bottom right corner. Because of this, I recommend getting the ring flash. It makes for a more even lighting effect, but can be a little too bright when used at close range. The ring flash conveniently connects to the slot on top and is powered by a AA battery inside the camera.

Below are some of the pictures I’ve personally taken with my Lomography Fisheye 2 and Fisheye submarine:

About The Fisheye Submarine

Light, compact, and reliable, my Fisheye Submarine has taken some beatings. It’s been down water falls, beaten in waves, dropped on concrete, and is still water tight. Lomography includes an extra rubber seal in case if yours gets worn out and some oil for the hinges. It’s rated for going up 20 meters (65 feet) deep!


Final Thoughts

Price 90%
Reliability 90%
Usability 100%
Features 50%
Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a simple 35mm point and shoot fisheye camera, you're not going to find a better deal than the Lomography Fisheye 2. With it's ease of use combined with the reliability of the camera and quality of the pictures, it's a win win win for any film camera lover.

Overall Score 82% Fishtastic
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