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Long exposure with the LC-A+

Trying some long exposures with the LC-A+.

Since I have my Diana, I did many long exposures, and I am really loving them!

Now I tried it with the LC-A+. I just put my finger over the light meter and exposed them for one or two minutes, but I am not really satisfied by the results… maybe the LC-A+ is the wrong choice for long exposures.

Does anybody know which aperture and time settings are inside the camera?

written by shoujoai

5 comments

  1. realmustache

    realmustache

    i would recommend bracketing

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  2. scorpie

    scorpie

    i'm not sure, but here is my guess: since you cover the light-meter with your finger, the camera assumes it's pitch-dark, so it'll be f/2.8 and a looooong exposure time - from the photos it looks too long, as a brightly lit road isn't really all *that* dark. so you probably shouldn't cover the lightmeter, but then exposure times will be shorter and you probably won't have the same effect with the car lights... the problem is, that with the LC-A+ you can't chose the aperture yourself. but then again with the LC-A, if you chose the aperture, the exposure-time is set at 1/60 sec. seems like a dilemma - the only solution i can think of is, set camera on "A", don't cover the lightmeter and either use very slow film (which limits you at 100asa with the LC-A+) or chose a road (and night) that is very dark... but maybe i'm wrong and someone has a better idea?

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  3. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Thanks for your comments! With bracketing you mean to try different length of exposure?
    Yeah, it would be helpful to choose the aperture. Or maybe not to do long exposures like that with the LC-A+, as I have enough other cameras where it's possible without any problems ^_^ (Diana, Diana Mini, Canon EOS, Colorsplash, Fisheye...).

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  4. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Ps. I do not remember exactly, but maybe it was raining a bit on that day - that could be a reason for the "light cloud"

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  5. vgzalez

    vgzalez

    I love the results. I have to try with mine one. I read that it's a little bit hard tricking the LC-A+ exposure mechanism, but it can be done. Please, go on trying!!

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