The Big Eye of my Lomo LC-Wide

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Wherever I go, I always carry with me a film camera. This time I was in Milan to withdraw some scans at the Lomography Gallery Store, when I have had an opportunity to test this very versatile and awesome camera. Take a look!

After I arrived from Como to Milan by train, I made a short walk through the courtyard of the Castello Sforzesco, directed to the Lomography Gallery Store. This day I decided to travel with a “light” weight, so I carried with me my Lomo LC-Wide loaded with a Kodak Tri-X 400 film. Just out of the castle, I found it a great occasion to try for the first time this gem: a public demonstration of a Hinduist group.

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The 17mm super wide-angle lens, sharp and well contrasty, allows to obtain a pleasant grayscale (not flat) even using a medium speed film.The distortion at the edges of straight lines is really very contained. Be careful when you use this camera for portraits: the wide angle distorts the facial features exaggerating the perspective between foreground and background. Also the faces of the people near the edges of the photogram undergoes a significant distortion (typical of all lenses with a very short focal length).

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The field of view through the viewfinder is slightly smaller than the image taken by the lens, so in some photos I made some crops in post-production.

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Nice vignetting, as with a Lomo LC-A!

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Get close to the subject, and you will get pictures with a great dynamic perspective!

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Even if you are inside a crowd, a wide angle always guarantees you to capture your subject, and its large depth of field minimizes the risk of out of focus photos.

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Keeping the target perpendicular to the ground, or if you tilt it, you can play obtaining parallel or converging lines

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Pay attention to the areas with both light and shadow on the ground, often unpleasant, and be careful not to include your shadow in the picture!

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A great companion of my trusty Lomo LC-A!

written by sirio174 on 2012-10-29 in #reviews

One Comment

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great streets shots! Will try with my LC-Wide! great review! :D

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