The Day I Fell in Love with My LC-Wide

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I’m going to tell you how I fell in love with one of the stars cameras of Lomography, the LC-W camera. Since the first time I saw it and held it in my hands, I knew it was going to be my favorite camera.

I had been saving Piggies for long, because I wanted to have a great discount on an LC-A camera. Until then, all my lomographs weren’t good for me, because in many cases, my photos were just blurry and dark. I think that some Lomography cameras are “hard” to use and you need time and practice to learn how to use them correctly.

I had seen that the LC-A and LC-W gave people great results, of course, because they have light meters. So, in a way, it’s a camera for dummies, but the results are spectacular. I started to save piggies for it, and when I finally had it on my hands (the package came from Vienna!), I was surprised! The package was so heavy! I think the first thing I said when I opened the box was WOW!!! Inside was another box made of black wood, with Russian style on it.

I always say that as a graphic design student I love and I appreciate all Lomography products. However, the LC-W is something spectacular, every inch of it is well-thought of, although the camera is made following the design of the original LC-A. In some way, I think it’s a cool camera for Lomographers because they appreciate the facet that it represents the beginning of this whole movement; it’s a symbol.

Well, every inch of LC-W package and its content are carefully thought of. There are 2 books that I love, they’re great! The paper which was used to wrap the camera is has a nice design too. The two little cans with films inside…everything has been thought of by Lomography!

Here you can see some photos I took during the unboxing:

But if I was initially happy with it, I have to admit that after using it I confirmed that I love it. As of the moment, I’ve only used a Lomography X Tungsten 64 35mmn film, but the results are great. They’re amazing and I think it gives me what I was looking for in this world, in the Lomography world. Sharp photos, double exposures, cool focus…and it’s so easy to use! I love it!

Credits: carlosbull

It’s also so compact, you can carry it in your pocket or bag. It’s not made of plastic, so you don’t have that feeling that you need to protect it with your life. The wide angle, I find it really funny, it must be used even when it’s going to deform people’s faces! That’s the fun of it, and that you can capture street scenes entirely! I think it’s another concept of the camera, because you can play but in a more serious way. I recommend this camera to all Lomographers out there. I think it’s the best in the list of major Lomography products!

The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of colour with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.

written by carlosbull on 2011-12-27 in #reviews #wide #lc-a #tungsten #russian #film #analogue #camera #lomography #gran-angular #double-exposure #lc-w #piggies

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Lomo LC-Wide

Lomo LC-Wide

Capture your life in wide angle with the world's widest 35mm compact camera with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

9 Comments

  1. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    Hello. Just a question but did you manage to fit your cable release onto your Lc-Wide? Because mine could not fit. :(

  2. carlosbull
    carlosbull ·

    @domo-guy mine doesn't fit either!! it's like the cable release it's thiner than the hole! :(

  3. gionnired
    gionnired ·

    @domo-guy @carlosbull neither mine!! :( But the cable fits in my Diana Mini.. So it's the LC-Wide the problem...

  4. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    i so want one -___-

  5. louwest
    louwest ·

    @domo-guy @carlosbull @ gionnired I've just bought one and my cable release doesn't fit either. Did u resolve this in anyway? Thanks.

  6. carlosbull
    carlosbull ·

    @louwest I couldn't solve this problem. I don't mind because I bought it with all my piggie points, but If you've bought it in a shop, or you live near one, I'd recommend you to go and explain them the problem

  7. louwest
    louwest ·

    @carlosbull cheers, annoyingly was at Manchester store yesterday but hadn't realised was an actual prob - thought was just me being an idiot!

  8. carlosbull
    carlosbull ·

    @louwest I think there's no solution for this problem, just they should give you a new cable! (I think)

  9. louwest
    louwest ·

    Mmm, wonder what the chances of that are?! Thanks for advice.

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