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Lomography HydroChrome Camera Revealed: First 35mm Panoramic Camera with Liquid-Filled Lens

- 4 years ago

Go loopy with liquids, wild for the wet look and crazy with colours, with Lomography’s latest innovation in the form of the all-new HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera. The World’s first 35 mm Format Panoramic Camera with a Liquid-Filled Lens, which promises to deliver a never-ending opportunity to create vintage-tinged images with 35 mm film. 


This new camera from lo-fi kings, Lomography connects some of the brand’s most cherished elements into a single camera, including all-embracing panoramic scenes with exposed sprocket holes and the unpredictable results produced from the Sutton Liquid Lens. 

Photographers can also explore multiple, long and pinhole exposures; all with 35 mm film.

The Sutton Liquid Lens

This lens allows the user to insert liquid into a circular dial, which in turn creates unique filters and some really tasty liquified scenes. Using simple clear water, users can produce dreamy, antique results and if experimenting further with more unusual liquids, users can expect full-colour bursts, vintage aesthetics and outstanding textures across the frame. 

Lomography Liquid Guide

Lomography has also produced a ‘Liquid Guide‘ for plenty of tips and tricks to make the most out of this exceptional lens. You can download this HERE.

Key Features & Specs

  • Film type: Standard 35 mm film 
  • Exposure area: 104 mm × 35 mm 
  • Lens angle of view: 32 mm 
  • Aperture: f/11 with f/16, f/22, f/32 & f/168 pinhole aperture plates 
  • Focus: Fixed-focus lens 
  • Focus range: Focus-free, 1.5 m – infinity 
  • Shutter speed: N (1/100), B [Bulb] T-shutter: Individual T-shutter lever Viewfinder: Sports viewfinder 
  • Multiple exposure: Yes 
  • Tripod socket thread: Standard ¼ tripod socket 
  • Flash sync: PC-Sync socket & hot-shoe 
  • Cable release socket: Yes
  • Price: £75

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.