Some years ago I became very interested in TLR cameras, and my first one was a $40 Lubitel 166 Universal which I bought from a Former Soviet Union online camera store. I decided for that one mainly because I enjoyed a lot using the one a friend of mine bought at a flea market some weeks before during a trip to Moscow.
I must admit that the little thing can deliver some impressive results. Sometimes that camera is placed in the toy camera category, side to the Holga, Diana, and the such. In fact I think the lens is still too good to be considered a toy, center sharpness can be impressive, and while the in-off focus progression is far from being smooth, depending on the image that can be passable, and even create a very pleasant effect in certain conditions.
The shots illustrating this entry are from the beautiful city of Cordoba, during a visit I made there a couple (or three or four or five, I can’t really remember) years ago. At least for one time, I thought such an incredible city deserved color film !