I Need SPEED On My LC-A+


WHERE IS THE SPEED? Probably some of us are satisfied with the LC-A+ (hell yeah, its another form of satisfaction) but I get quite irritated with over exposed or under exposed result swhen taking pictures with this honorable player. When you use flash, it always burns your subject's skin tone or any still life objects. This is quite problematic for having appropriate exposure. But after some trial and error, I think we can trick the shutter speed of the LC-A+ (hohoho)!

I will go with a comparison between my shots using the Lomo LC-A+ with studio lighting, strobe lights, and lomo flash.

These shots were taken using Fuji Pro Plus 100, expired in 2008:

This shot is a bit over exposed.
This shot is a good exposure.

These shots were taken using Lucky SHD 100, fresh:

This shot is over exposed.

These shots were taken using Kodak Supra 400, expired 2005:

This shot is underexposed.
This shot is a good exposure.

How do we trick the speed on Lomo LC-A+, especially for the flash and strobe lovers?

The trick is to play with the ASA/ISO lever of the LC-A+. Apparently, every ASA/ISO is connected with certain shutter speeds and the LC-A+’s aperture: the higher the ASA/ISO, the faster the speed, and the lower it is, slower the speed gets. Finally, to do bulb, you just need to cover the light sensor (litlle round glass above ASA/ISO lever gear).

Oh yeah, one more thing: if you are using slide film, just remember the contrast and saturation level will increase, especially when you put fill in flash. Hope my sharing could be helpfull

As usual, just have fun, you never know what you get!


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 reiga on 2012-07-24 in #gear #tipster #lomography #camera #lights #exposure #tips #speed #lc-a #tipster


  1. gendis
    gendis ·

    seng ngisor dewe cocok kie

  2. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    Aha, clever!

  3. reiga
    reiga ·

    @gendis : yo pas kok sing ngisor dewe, atau cocok nggon opo? wkwkw
    @twinklecat : you are also

  4. foro
    foro ·

    I've actually never sot anything but perfect shots from the LC-A

  5. reiga
    reiga ·

    @foro : congrats then

  6. gendis
    gendis ·

    sing ngisor lingery acara sopo ?

  7. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    lovely models

  8. reiga
    reiga ·

    @gendis : nama eonya FRAME, kalau modelnya Ang Cia, udah pensiun sekarang jadi make up artist
    @superkulisap : thank you

  9. nith
    nith ·

    Hey I've been very helpful!
    On the slide also raises the iso? For example, if the film is 100iso, upload to 200iso?

  10. reiga
    reiga ·

    Hello @nith, yes, if you use slide film, and use flash or strobe light raise the asa/ iso become 200 or 400, you neepay attention to the distance between your camera and the subject or object also, more closer more speed.

  11. kotek911
    kotek911 ·

    just like XA :))

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