LOMO Lubitel 166 Universal

Released 1980

This is my first TLR. I saw it at a car boot sale and snapped it up for a bargain price. At the time of writing, this is my only medium format camera with the ability to focus, and with control over the aperture and shutter.

It’s much more rewarding to work with than a box camera, and good fun to sling it round your neck and use the waist-level finder.

See all photos taken with the Lubitel.

LOMO Lubitel 166 Universal

At a glance

Lens Fixed 75mm f/4.5
Film 120 (6×6)
Focus TLR with ground glass
Meter None


  1. […] Photo Challenge theme is square format photos, so I’ve been out and about with my LOMO Lubitel (“ЛОМО Любитель”) 166. It’s a cheap Soviet camera that takes square pictures […]

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