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Photojojo’s Ultimate Hipstamatic Guide
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We’ve been addicted to Hipstamatic lately, this iPhone app that lets you take retro-look photos with your future phone. You can change up virtual lenses, flashes, and even films.

Thing is, since each lens, film, and flash produces a different look, it can get overwhelming. You know, like, what does the Jimmy lens look like if you use Pistil film and the Dreampop flash?

6 lenses + 7 flash options + 8 films = 336 different combinations. YIKES!

So we took 336 photos with every possible combination of the Hipstamatic arsenal. (Because we love you.) And we’ve even broken it down into an easy guide to tell you which combos go together. (Ditto.)

Photojojo’s Ultimate Hipstamatic Guide
Here’s where we break it down by lens, film, and flash

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p.p.s. Thanks to reader Kara for heppin’ us to Hipstamatic!

Lens: John S

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Color Cast: Blue-green, especially in shadow areas
  • Tone: Dark
  • Contrast: High
  • Focus: Sharpest
  • Use with: Standard flash, BlacKeys films
  • Full details: John S Lens

Lens: Jimmy

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Color Cast: Light yellow
  • Tone: Light
  • Contrast: Medium
  • Focus: Blurriest
  • Use with: Laser Lemon Gel flash, Berry Pop flash, Float Film
  • Full details: Jimmy Lens

Lens: Kaimal Mark II

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Color Cast: Faded reddish-orange
  • Tone: Light
  • Contrast: Low
  • Focus: Sharpish
  • Use with: Laser Lemon Gel flash, Berry Pop flash, Alfred Infrared film
  • Full details: Kaimal Mark II Lens

Lens: Helga Viking

  • Package: Williamsburg Hipstapak
  • Color Cast: Slightly blue-violet in shadow areas
  • Tone: Medium-light
  • Contrast: Low
  • Focus: Blurry
  • Use with: Cadet Blue Gel flash, Float film
  • Full details: Helga Viking Lens

Lens: Lucifer VI

  • Package: the Portland Hipstapak
  • Color Cast: Red
  • Tone: Medium
  • Contrast: High
  • Focus: Blurry
  • Use with: Dreampop flash, BlacKeys films
  • Full details: Lucifer VI Lens

Lens: Roboto Glitter

  • Package: Shibuya Hipstapak
  • Color Cast: Blue shadows, greenish highlights
  • Tone: Light
  • Contrast: Low
  • Focus: Sharpest
  • Use with: Berry Pop flash, Float film, Alfred Infrared film
  • Full details: Roboto Glitter Lens

Film: Blanko

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Special effects: NONE — border only
  • Border: Minimal, white
  • Use with: Everything
  • Full details: Blanko Film

Film: Ina’s 1969

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Special effects: NONE — border only
  • Border: Polaroid-look, textured, off-white, rounded corners
  • Use with: Everything
  • Full details: Ina’s 1969 Film

Film: Kodot Verichrome

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Special effects: NONE — border only
  • Border: Rough edges, artsy-lookin’
  • Use with: Everything
  • Full details: Kodot Verichrome Film

Film: BlacKeys B+W

  • Package: the Portland Hipstapak
  • Special effects: Monochrome black-and-white
  • Border: Rough black frame within white border with date stamp (from 30 years ago)
  • Use with: John S lens, RedEye Gel flash, Laser Lemon Gel flash
  • Full details: BlacKeys B+W Film

Film: BlacKeys Super Grain

  • Package: Camden Hipstapak
  • Special effects: High-contrast, gritty black-and-white
  • Border: Minimal black border with rounded corners
  • Use with: John S lens, RedEye Gel flash, Laser Lemon Gel flash
  • Full details: BlacKeys Super Grain Film

Film: Alfred Infrared

  • Package: Camden Hipstapak
  • Special effects: “Infrared” look: red tint, blue shadows, greenish highlights
  • Border: White frame with two dots on left edge
  • Use with: John S lens (to tone down), Kaimal and Lucifer lenses (to enhance)
  • Full details: Alfred Infrared Film

Film: Pistil

  • Package: Williamsburg Hipstapak
  • Special effects: NONE — border only
  • Border: Black border with numbers/letters, like a contact sheet
  • Use with: Everything
  • Full details: Pistil Film

Film: Float

  • Package: Shibuya Hipstapak
  • Special effects: TTV effect, like looking through a dirty brownish window
  • Border: Rough, speckly black border with rounded edges
  • Use with: Roboto Glitter lens (to tone down), Lucifer lens (to enhance)
  • Full details: Float Film

Flash: None

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Special effects: NONE
  • Color Cast: NONE
  • Use with: Anything (it’s what you get if you don’t swipe the flash “switch”)
  • Full details: No Flash

Flash: Standard

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Special effects: Lightens picture, bumps up contrast significantly
  • Color Cast: NONE
  • Use with: Anything
  • Full details: Standard Flash

Flash: Dreampop

  • Package: Standard Equipment
  • Special effects: Adds random yellow-orange light-leak flare
  • Color Cast: Slightly warm
  • Use with: Anything
  • Full details: Dreampop Flash

Flash: Cadet Blue Gel

  • Package: Williamsburg Hipstapak
  • Special effects: Lightens picture and adds a little contrast
  • Color Cast: Blue
  • Use with: Helga and Roboto lenses (to enhance), Lucifer and Kaimal lenses (to tone down)
  • Full details: Cadet Blue Gel Flash

Flash: RedEye Gel

  • Package: Williamsburg Hipstapak
  • Special effects: Lightens picture and adds a little contrast
  • Color Cast: Red
  • Use with: BlacKeys films (to add contrast and darken shadows), Lucifer and Kaimal lenses (to enhance)
  • Full details: RedEye Gel Flash

Flash: Laser Lemon Gel

  • Package: Williamsburg Hipstapak
  • Special effects: Lightens picture and adds a little contrast
  • Color Cast: Yellow
  • Use with: BlacKeys films (to add contrast and bring out shadow detail), Jimmy lens (to enhance), Helga and Roboto lenses (to tone down)
  • Full details: Laser Lemon Gel Flash

Flash: Berry Pop

  • Package: Shibuya Hipstapak
  • Special effects: Lightens picture and adds a little contrast
  • Color Cast: Magenta with bluish center
  • Use with: Jimmy lens (for neat rainbow effect), Roboto Glitter lens (for full-on blue raspberry candy-colored insanity)
  • Full details: Berry Pop Flash

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