Bulb Mode with the Lomo LC-A+ !!!

19

I have discovered a way that will allow your LC-A+ ( probably work the same on the LC-A ) to do a B setting !! Lets get [Light] painting !!! I don't know if this had been done before. But not that i heard of so hey, i gave it a go!

So, I have been wondering for a while that there must be a way to make my Lomo LC-A+ do a B setting. I thought this because I once held my finger over the little light meter by accident and the shutter stayed opened for longer than it should. I got home today and thought I’m going to figure this out.

I found out after about 10-15 minutes fiddling around that if you put your ISO (or ASA) setting to the lowest and put your finger over the part where the light meter is, you can keep the shutter open for as long as you want ! (considering that you covered the it well enough)

HOWEVER this isn’t enough for me ! So i try putting the ISO (or ASA) setting to a different setting… I’ve put the ISO (or ASA) setting so that the 1600 is in the middle of the little magnifying thing where the light usually gets taken into the meter. This allowed me to hold the shutter open for as long as i want without having to cover up the light meter manually. Therefore allowing me to do light painting !

Now i haven’t had enough time to go and get the film develop yet but try it out, see what you get…..

Lomography – the possibility is endless!

written by huge666 on 2010-03-25 in #gear #tipster #lc-a #quickie-tipster #lc-a #b-setting #light-painting #tips

19 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    very good tip. you can also use *black tape* in front of the lightmeter

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    oh... and "DON'T FORGET TO SET B BACK TO N" ;)

  3. rater
    rater ·

    Ha, let's bulb baby!

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    hey, I've just try it and this is working also with the LC-A, simply put the asa halfway 400 and 25!

  5. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    Damn, this just makes me want an LC-A even more!

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    just tried it, it worked like a charm!

  7. copefan
    copefan ·

    cool can't wait to give it a go.......

  8. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Very good tipster :D Gotta try it out!
    lol @mephisto19

    Has my personal motto of "The possibilities are endless" now become a Lomography motto???! :o :D

  9. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent tipster and gallery !

  10. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    oh, that´s brilliant!

  11. huge666
    huge666 ·

    Thank you all =D

    @cyan-shine no it hasn't i just like to say it too =P

  12. darbo
    darbo ·

    I was just going to try if i could make my LC-A do the bulb mode and went to check the internet if somebody did this already, and tata there it was... Thanx huge666!!!

  13. big_penguin
    big_penguin ·

    I have tried the lowest ISO/cover the light meter window with your finger trick myself but it is kind of hard to block it entirely. Gaffer's tape over the window was my next idea, but yours may be the best since it appears it uses the internal aperture wheel itself to block the light sensor. For a long “B” type exposure, I am sure that the minimal jiggling of the camera while you move the ISO knob to a normal setting (to let light in and stop the exposure) would have a negligible effect on the finished exposure. I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  14. huge666
    huge666 ·

    @darbo you're most welcome =D

    @big_penguin =D

  15. poetpunk
    poetpunk ·

    I tried, it won't stay open. I tried all methods. I will keep trying.

  16. blinghaha
    blinghaha ·

    Absolute legend!!! Can't wait to try this out thanks :)

  17. thepolaroid
    thepolaroid ·

    this is aaaawesome! thank you!

  18. heshanj
    heshanj ·

    im using an old russian logo model, with GOST settings. i tried it once, setting between the highest and lowest GOST setting, and it worked.. bulb as long as i want.. now today i tried it again, the shutter opens only about 2 seconds before closing again :(

  19. heshanj
    heshanj ·

    ah, i was trying it out in a setting that is extremely bright. lol. stupid of me. when i went to a slightly darker room (which is also still too bright for bulb mode), it works fine :D thanks for the great tip

More Interesting Articles

  • 12 Months, 12 Projects: March Of Caffenol

    written by Maaike van Stratum on 2015-04-12 in #world #lifestyle
    12 Months, 12 Projects: March Of Caffenol

    My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.

    1
  • 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!

  • Object of My Affection: Subbuteo

    written by sirio174 on 2015-03-30 in #world #lifestyle
    Object of My Affection: Subbuteo

    In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.

  • Shop News

    Feed your LC-A 120 the finest emulsions and save!

    Feed your LC-A 120 the finest emulsions and save!

    Shoot more with LC-A 120 without breaking your budget! The Phoblographer Editor’s Choice Award Winner now comes in a Bundle with 120 format film at 15% off!

  • Light Painting Bash with the Lomo'Instant

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-03-02 in #gear #lifestyle
    Light Painting Bash with the Lomo'Instant

    Have you ventured into light painting before? It's so fun and there are so many ways for you to explore it, we promise you'll never get bored. The folks here at HQ had a blast playing around with the Lomo'Instant and the result was a bunch of adorable, colorful photos!

    1
  • Print On Fabric Using The Power of Light: Lumi Products Now Available From Lomography

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-06 in #news
    Print On Fabric Using The Power of Light: Lumi Products Now Available From Lomography

    We are proud to announce that the Lomography shop now stocks Lumi products, which allow you to print your favorite analogue photos and all manner of other fantastic things on fabric using the power of light! In this article, we want to tell you a bit more about Lumi and the way this special printing process works.

    7
  • Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-09 in #reviews
    Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."

    4
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-01-21 in #gear #tipster
    Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!

    2
  • From Russia with Love: Motorama Shoots with the La Sardina Splendour

    written by zonderbar on 2014-08-04 in #people #lomoamigos
    From Russia with Love: Motorama Shoots with the La Sardina Splendour

    I don't know many bands from Russia but one that I've been admiring for years is Motorama from Rostov-on-Don. With catchy tunes and adorable videos, they took my heart by storm and that of fans from all over the world. Because of their Russian origin, Motorama is of course familiar with Lomo products. Reason enough to let them become our latest LomoAmigos! Enjoy the interview with singer Vlad and check out their B&W photos, taken with a La Sardina Splendour.

  • Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #people #news #lifestyle
    Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.

    8
  • Shop News

    LomoKino & LomoKinoscope Package

    LomoKino & LomoKinoscope Package

    Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!

  • Camera Collections: b2377's Priceless Analog Possessions

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-04-25 in #gear #lifestyle
    Camera Collections: b2377's Priceless Analog Possessions

    From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.

    5
  • Devildi is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-04-25 in #world #news
    Devildi is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to devildi for winning Home of the Day!

    1
  • Photo of the Day by pinkbutterfly

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-04-25 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by pinkbutterfly

    Pay attention to where the light falls and use it to cast dramatic shadows and silhouettes.

    1