HydroChrome Sutton's Panoramic Belair Camera (Pic: Lomography)
The cameras are available for pre-order now (All pics: Lomography)

Lomography has launched a new camera, combining the dreamy qualities of the liquid-filled LomoMod No. 1 camera and the Belair medium format camera.

The HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera takes panoramic images on 35mm – including the sprockets. Lomography said the camera also allows people to take multiple and long exposures.

The cameras are available for pre-order now and cost £75 ($97/€82).

Lomgraphy said in a press release: “This inspiring innovation combines some of Lomography’s best-loved features into one camera – sweeping panoramic perspectives boasting beautiful exposed sprocket holes meet the thrilling and unpredictable effects of the Sutton Liquid Lens. Creative photographers can also experiment with multiple, long and pinhole exposures – all on 35mm film.

“The extraordinary Sutton Liquid Lens lets you inject liquid into a circular dial, creating distinctive filters and luscious liquified scenes. With just the simple addition of clear water, you can achieve dreamy, vintage effects while more unusual solutions will lead to full-color explosions, antique aesthetics and enchanting textures across the frame. Photographers can refer to our Liquid Guide for all the tips and tricks they will need to make the most out of this extraordinary lens.

“Makers can match the HydroChrome with the infamous DigitaLIZA 35 mm Scanning Mask for ultimate creative control – easily scanning unique panoramic formats, including exposed sprocket holes and having final say on crops.”

Lomography has provided some example images from the camera, which you can see below:

The liquid lens in the camera in an update of a design commonly used in early Victorian cameras.

The camera has a series of interchangeable aperture plates – from the standard f/11 to a pinhole f/64 – and shutter speeds of either 1/100 or ‘B’.

To mark the release of the new camera, Lomography has also released a “liquid guide” which shows how different coloured liquids will affect certain films. The cameras are expected to be available in November.

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