Fisheye Cameras

We do a great range of Lomo here in store and online at Fat Buddha, so much so that it can get a little confusing to know what camera does what and which would be best for you! Continuing from the Diana introduction we did the other day, let us introduce you to everything from the wonderful world of the Fisheye!

Because of the cool affects they produce, fisheye lenses have become increasingly popular over the last few years. To buy one for your camera can be so expensive though – a good one for your Canon or Nikon SLR you’re looking to pay around £200+ for the lens alone! This is where Lomography have done really, really well – they’ve produced a series of compact 35mm cameras with a set fisheye lens which are really affordable. Okay, the lenses are FIXED, so it’s not like you can change them, but for the price you wouldn’t really want to! These cameras are great fun, and work great for close-up portrait shots!


  • Introduced in 2005, the Fisheye 1 is a very simple point and shoot camera. In terms of use, it’s no harder than any of those disposable ones you get from boots – incredibly straight forward, but still produce great Fisheye effect photographs with a 170 degree field of view
  • Takes standard 35mm film and has a built in flash so you can shoot both day and night
  • Has set advance lever – which means you CAN’T do multiple or overlapping exposures.


The Fisheye no. 2 is essentially an improved and more technical version of the Fisheye 1, introduced only a year later. Has all the great features of the Fisheye 1 - such as being compact, taking bog standard 35mm film and having that huge 170 degrees field of view, but with loads more too –
  • On the top of the camera there are letters L N and B which are to set the cameras exposure setting, these are as follows;
      • “B”, same as on the Diana stands for “Bulb” and allows you to have the shutter open for as long as you want – great for long exposures and light-detailed photos (photos below).
      • “N”, which stands for “Normal” fires one standard automatic shot when the shutter is released at the speed of 1/100th of a second.
      • “L” stands for “lock” and does exactly that - stops the shutter from firing accidentally.
  • Fisheye no. 2 has a multiple exposure switch “MX” at the back of the camera which, when you press it after taking a photo allows you to overlap more photos on-top 
  • Unlike the Fisheye no. 1, no. 2 has a hotshoe connection allowing you to add your own flash onto the camera. Yes, it has a flash built in but this accessory is great if you want to add a colour splash, ringflash or even just a higher quality hot-shoe flash to your fisheye. 
  • When using the “N” setting, both the internal and hotshoe flash will fire when you hit the shutter button (first curtain). If you select “B,” then the hotshoe flash will fire when you first depress the button (first curtain), and the internal flash will fire when you let go of the button (second curtain). 
  • The Fisheye no.2 is far more robust than its predecessor as its metal plated.
Check out our full range of fisheye and Lomography cameras at our website, and remember our full range is available at our lovely new store on St. Vincent Street in Glasgow! 


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