Lomo LC-A+: Your Day and Night Camera

I was attracted by the photos taken by LC-A+ on lomographyasia.com and bought myself an LC-A+. It has now become my best companion.

Lomo LC-A+ is no stranger to us, it has ISO100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600 settings. ISO 800 and 1600 are new improvements over the original LC-A. Coupled with large a F2.8 aperture, it is suitable for night shots!

To a newbie, the 4 setting zone focusing system can be quite abstract, but one will get used to it after a while (even if the focusing is off, one can get unexpected results!

  • 0.8M – almost the same distance as a lady’s arms length, if you are taking self portrait using a mirror, you just need to maintain (half an arms length) 0.4M distance and you can get focused shots
  • 1.5M – about 5-7 steps away
  • 3M – anything that is more than 1.5M but less than infinity will be about right
  • Infinity – distance setting for taking landscape shots

The Lomo LC-A+ has a well thought out design with 2 red lights inside the viewfinder. When lighted up, the left bulb signifies power is on, and the right bulb signifies low lighting condition with corresponding low shutter speed. Hold the cam steady to prevent hand shake! There is a film window on the film back so that one tell which film is loaded, quite convenient for careless folks like me!

Besides that, the Lomo LC-A+ is most famous for its vignetting. The dark corners make the subject pop out and enhances the feel of the photo; it also has an MX switch that enables easy multiple exposures after each shot.

The LC-A+’s light meter is located next to the ISO switch, and is quite accurate most of the time, if you are shooting in a backlighting condition, you can cover it with your fingers or use some blu-tack to do the job!

Besides it’s small size, one thing that makes it my everyday carry camera is because it brings me surprises regardless if I am using color negatives, slides or black and white films (don’t think that LC-A+ is only suitable for x-pro films)!

In summary: The Lomo LC-A+ is a light weight, convenient, day & night camera that can use any film with surprising results. It is indeed my best shooting companion besides my Olympus XA!

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by elliechung7 on 2012-04-16 in #reviews #hk #color-slides #hong-kong #plus #color-negatives #user-review #classic #35mm-films #lc-a #films #lomo-lc-a #analogue-cameras #lca #cross-processing #asia
translated by coolsigg

More Interesting Articles

  • Fuji instax Wide: The Impressive Instant Film

    written by ichdaschaos on 2014-11-03 in #reviews
    Fuji instax Wide: The Impressive Instant Film

    I've always wanted to have an instant camera, but what put me off were the expensive price of the film and the transience of the photos. But then I wasn't able to fight it any longer and bought myself an Instax Wide 210 set. Now, here is a review of the Fuji Instax Wide film.

    1
  • Lomo’Instant on a Sunny Day

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-06 in #gear #tipster
    Lomo’Instant on a Sunny Day

    I recently had the opportunity to take the world’s most creative instant camera — the Lomo'Instant — for a stroll on an unusually warm and sunny November day. My goal was to acquaint myself with the endlessly cool features and infinite possibilities the camera possesses while creating some beautiful photographs in the meantime. Read on to see the results!

  • "Tour de France" with the LC-Wide

    written by lomographyfrance on 2015-05-07 in #world #lifestyle #locations
     "Tour de France" with the LC-Wide

    The Lomo LC-Wide has a special place in the hearts of Lomographers and analog photography lovers. With its compact size, it's the best companion on trips or even as part of one's daily routine, and its wide 17mm wide angle lens tickles one's creativity. Recently, the LC-Wide explored France, yielding a photo diary of beautiful French cities and landscapes.

    1
  • Shop News

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    At 25% off you can take dreamy 35mm images with this little black beauty. Beam coloured light into your shots with its accompanying Diana Flash Back accessory and be the analogue king of the night.

  • Reviving An Old Polaroid 1000 Camera

    written by Wessel de Haas on 2015-02-13 in #gear #reviews
    Reviving An Old Polaroid 1000 Camera

    Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!

  • My Favorite Lomo LC-A Photos of All Time

    written by roxyvonschlotterstein on 2015-06-13 in #gear #reviews
    My Favorite Lomo LC-A Photos of All Time

    To celebrate Lomo LC-A’s birthday, I will show you my 10 favorite photos taken with it and its brothers. Let’s raise a glass to the LC-A!

    6
  • Analog By Nature

    written by Cameron Jean-laing on 2015-04-17 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Analog By Nature

    It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.

    1
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • My Best LC-A and LC-A+ Photos Ever

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-15 in #gear #reviews
    My Best LC-A and LC-A+ Photos Ever

    Happy Birthday, Lomo LC-A! This little camera and I are almost inseparable. As a tribute, I'll show you my ten favorite photos taken with this little jewel. Take a look!

    9
  • Two Days and One Night in Vibrant Sapa

    written by choidaehan on 2015-05-13 in #world #lifestyle #locations
    Two Days and One Night in Vibrant Sapa

    For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.

    1
  • A Salute to the Masters: R.I.P. (A Tribute to George Krause)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-20 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: R.I.P. (A Tribute to George Krause)

    This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!

    2
  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • A Salute to the Masters: The Mediterranean Sea (A Tribute to Édouard Boubat)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-16 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The Mediterranean Sea (A Tribute to Édouard Boubat)

    This article is a tribute to an important street photographer, Edouard Boubat. His pictures are characterized by great poetic touch, strong social sensitivity, and utmost respect for people and places. Inspired by a book which contains Boubat's photos taken in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, I pay homage by showcasing some of my photos taken within the same geographic area.

    1
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-06 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!

    10
  • Lomography Fisheye No.2: Seven Years of Wonder

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-15 in #reviews
    Lomography Fisheye No.2: Seven Years of Wonder

    Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.

    3