Another Way to Fake Your LC-A+'s Light Meter!


I'm sure you know how to force a long exposure using your favorite LC-A+ camera. By simply by covering the light meter with an electric tape or your finger will fake your LC-A+'s light metering system. Simple right? But in this quickie tipster, I'll teach you the simplest way to do it!

If you run out of electric tape or if you don’t trust your fingers to do the job, then do this:

Instead of setting the ASA label (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600) to the ASA window, block the light meter using these ASA or ISO values. See 2nd picture.

The logic behind is the same as the previous tipsters and here’s the reason why. The mechanical structure of LC-A+’s ASA setting is like this:

Sorry about my awful drawing. I used MS Paint to at least keep the analogue spirit!

With proper adjustment, you can definitely block any source of light to get through the light meter by using the ASA setting itself.

The most effective way is to block the light meter using the ASA 100 label since it is in between two small holes.

Now, go ahead and try it yourself with any of the LC-A family!

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 superkulisap on 2012-05-28 in #gear #tipster #quickie-tipster #light #bulb #exposure #lc-a #camera #tipster #lomography #meter


  1. el_gomex
    el_gomex ·

    great tip...!

  2. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·


  3. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    I've always wondered what happens if I did this, and now, I have the answer!

  4. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·


  5. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    same with @plasticpopsicle ! now i got the answer! thaannkkss

  6. kingferrer
    kingferrer ·

    awesome tip

  7. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Nice. Some people actually do accidentally and overexpose their shots.

  8. jojothemonkeyy
    jojothemonkeyy ·

    That's so smart!

  9. supraphonic
    supraphonic ·

    Great Tip...Thanks! Been struggling with this issue because I prefer not using a flash and this will help!

  10. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    Thank you guys!

  11. erk
    erk ·

    "I used MS Paint to at least keep the analogue spirit!" Haha, great!

  12. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    great tipster, quickie one!

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