Lubitel 2

Lubitel 2.TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera. Uses rolls of 120 film.

My first medium format camera. This 6×6 cm twin lens reflex camera took 12 pictures on a roll of 120 film. I mainly used mine to shoot black and White film (mainly FP4) but also shot some rolls of colour negative and a few rolls of transparency film.

These cameras were made in Russia and were cheap, I have a receipt for one that came to £11.75. The lens had 3 elements and was sharp when stopped down, at wide apertures (well f3.5!) it was sharp in the centre and soft in the corners and edges.