Lomo LC-A : Sure Choice

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God afternoon! My name is zark and I own too many cameras! Here is my review of one of our favorites, the LC-A!

I buy too many, get gifted too many. They are all around my place. They are all different, with and without flash, with and without rangefinder, with and without exposure-meter. Some for indoor and some for outdoor use, old, new, big, small, made of plastic or metal, black or chrome.

And every time I leave the house I try to figure out which camera to take with me. The new one to try it out? A small and light one for not carrying to much? An old eye- catching one to stand out the crowd? Lomo or something more serious? What which film is in what camera right now?

Agonizing questions! So the easiest and most elegant way to figure this out is to come back on the camera it all started with. If I´m in doubt, I´ll take my trusted LOMO LC-A. There´s always the right film in it, it´s suitable indoors and outdoors, daylight and nighttime. It fits into my smallest pocket. I´m never under or overdressed with my LC-A.

My LC-A was build 1985 and suffered quite a bit. I had some surgery to do, it needed some maintenance. But do not fear! LC-As are easy to repair, if you fail, just send them to LSI for piggies, or buy a L-CA+ from LSI to get warranty. My LC-A is six years younger than me. Since we have become so familiar I would like to know what my LC-A has done the rest of her camera life. I saw a documentary about the fall of the Berlin wall in TV recently, when I spotted a man taking Photos with an LC-A in the crowd. Maybe that was my one, who knows?

I know my LC-A to every last detail. I can recognize it by sound and feel. There´s a small scratch-mark on the lens, don´t know what it´s doing to my pictures. My LC-A feels like a body extension rather than a foreign body. Taking Photos with the LC-A makes me happy calms me down und let´s time flow. When I´m down, I take a photo. When everything is getting too much, I take a photo. When I have to wait for the bus, I take a photo. I take a photo too when I´m happy and I feel good, either on my everyday s walk to the university or to work or on a party or holidays. My LC-A is with me all the time.

Even though the LC-A has to share the place with a lot of other cameras:
I´ll never leave the house without it!

written by zark on 2010-04-06 in #reviews #35mm #1985 #orginal #russian #automatic #lc-a #lomo #zark

19 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent shots, and great addiction feeling in the text ! : )

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I have more than a hundred cameras but no other has so much personality and ability to adapt to almost all situations such as LCA. It should be invented if it had not already!

    Great gallery and lovely review!

  3. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Yeah, I can totally understand that your LCA has become part of you, you can't live without it::)) hahaha, long live the LCA....

  4. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    I like your photos::)) They are beautiful

  5. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Awesome gallery!!! Indeed LC-A, sure choice :D

  6. rexhibitionist
    rexhibitionist ·

    That was a beautiful gallery. You are a fantastic storyteller with your images.

  7. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    each shot a pure diamond

  8. disdis
    disdis ·

    Great gallery! Nice review and of course... the best camera!

  9. dogma
    dogma ·

    Great review! love the gallery!

  10. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    You're right. It's hard to go wrong taking your LC-A. Nice shots.

  11. coca
    coca ·

    great gallery!!! LC-A is the best

  12. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Zark, you never let down with your galleries. Wonderful selection. I normally wouldn't make it through this many photos in a post, but before I knew it I was already going through them all over again.

  13. paramir
    paramir ·

    this is not a camera review, it is a love song... your gallery is magnificent!

  14. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Lc-a rules like zark...fantastic gallery

  15. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    some truely amazing shots!!
    this is a great camera and i cant wait to pick mine up again!

  16. pulex
    pulex ·

    you just made me want a lca so badly, i planned to buy one in summer but damn...i need it right now!!

  17. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    Nice article. Awesome photos! Great great job!

  18. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Wow, doubts out, i'll surely buy myself a LC-A for my brithday!

  19. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    lovely article zark. one can never leave home without the LCA. it's one of my fav cameras too! I esp love ur swan shot and the tunnel shot. Awesome! :)

  20. zark
    zark ·

    I would like to thank you all for your nice words! I really appreciate your congratulations!

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