LC-A+ / LC-A+ RL With Wide Angle Lens


First look, the super-wide lens has a giant chunk of glass as the lens! If you are wondering if this big piece of fun is way too heavy to be attached to the LC-A+ (yeah, it's like crafted outta a chunk of metal built to last) the answer is 'no' It is not being attached using magnetic rings like some of the older lens attachments for the old LC-A cameras.

The design of the LC-A+ seems to be well planned for such attachments and all you need to do is slip the Wide Angle Lens the front of the camera though two slots on the sides, then locking it in place by a lever below it. Tada! That’s it! You have just transformed your LC-A+ into a different but whole lotta fun monster!

Another question that you might ask … ‘will it affect all the magical results of the little Minitar 1 lens?’. Again, the answer is a ‘no’. It is a 4-element coated lens that inherits all you’ve ever wanted from the Minitar 1 lens you love. Confident enough now? Pop open the rubber lens cap that hugs onto the front of the super-wide lens and you’re ready to go!

Ooops! Are you wondering how the standard viewfinder is gonna let you compose a scene now that it’s 20mm wide? In the package, you’ll also find a wide angle viewfinder which you can easily slip into the hotshoe for a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide view. Personally, I decided not to use the viewfinder attachment to reduce the bulk, and also I hardly depend much on the viewfinder when I’m using my LC-A+. Either way, you have the option of WYSIWYG now. :)

Back to using the camera with the super-wide lens. With the lens attached, your focusing distance scale has changed too. On the side of the lens, you can find a new set of numbers that says 0.35m, 0.7m, 1.5m and > 1.5m. If you are already used to the standard one, you might need to pay a bit more attention when changing the focusing distance scale now. Here comes something I love most about the lens … the capability to focus as close as 0.35 meters!!! Cool! Now I can really go real close to the action for some dramatic ‘in your face’ shots!

There is a built-in lens hood in front of the lens and not only it helps reduce flare, but it serves as a cute decorative piece too. Why do I say that? Look carefully and you’ll find a cute icon of a little bird one it! One tip … you’ll notice a little loop on the lens cap. Find a thread or anything cool … then tie the cap to the rear part of the super-wide lens. This way, you’ll never lose that cap that protects the shiny beautiful piece of glass in front.

In short, this is something every LC-A+ or LC-A+ RL owner needs to have in his bag. Why settle for less when you can capture a super wide view of a beautiful landscape? Why leave out some of your friends from the group photo taken in a small room? Why not get a closer and bigger view of that cute kitten on the street?

written by ndroo on 2009-12-17 in #reviews #lc-a-rl #super-wide #20mm #lc-a #wide


  1. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Really wiiiddddeeee~~ Congrats Unker ndroo~ :D

  2. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    one of the reasons why im still thinking about getting an LC-A+ RL...

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Such cool shots ! N°4 rules !

  4. comezone
    comezone ·

    I will be getting this on december 26! Im so excited about it. Can´t wait to start shooting with LC-A WAL!

  5. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    what film is this??

  6. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Hey this review has been submitted quite a while ago and I totally forgotten about it! Haha.

    @day3hugger : This is a roll of Lomo 100 slides

More Interesting Articles

  • Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-02-17 in #gear #tipster
    Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.

  • Getting Festive with the Petzval Lens

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-12-12 in #world #locations
    Getting Festive with the Petzval Lens

    If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!

  • Lomopedia: Konica Wai Wai

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-13 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Konica Wai Wai

    Wide-angle shooters will surely like this one. Made to be a disposable camera, the modification-ready Konica Wai Wai has made many film photography enthusiasts swoon with its distinctive wide-angle shooting and remarkable effects. Read on to find out more about this peculiar-looking camera in this installment of Lomopedia.

  • Shop News

    LC-Wide Elite Kit

    LC-Wide Elite Kit

    The LC-Wide Elite Kit gathers all the accessories you would ever need for your Lomo LC-Wide.

  • Escape the Fate Rumble: The Perfect Picture

    written by e_ercolini on 2014-07-05 in #competitions
    Escape the Fate Rumble: The Perfect Picture

    Do you get a kick out of blasting head-banging heavy metal music out of your headphones as you capture the moment with your Lomo-Camera? If you do, then this rumble by Lomography and post-hardcore band Escape the Fate is for you!

  • Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-22 in #gear #news
    Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.

  • Wide Angle Photography Tips: Photographing Architecture with the Lomo LC-Wide

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-06 in #gear #tipster
    Wide Angle Photography Tips: Photographing Architecture with the Lomo LC-Wide

    In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fantastic Lomo LC-A, and while waiting for the new Russar+ lens, I'll dedicate this article to an awesome super wide-angle camera: my Lomo LC-Wide that I like to use in architecture photography. Here you can read some simple tips I used to take a series of photos in the modern city of Latina in the center of Italy.

  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • The Horizon Perfekt: A Camera for Perfect Panoramas

    written by wesco on 2014-06-23 in #reviews
    The Horizon Perfekt: A Camera for Perfect Panoramas

    For a lover of panoramic photos, the Horizon Perfekt is one of the most sought after cameras in the market. Through the revolving glass lens, it makes pictures that are sharp right into the corners at an extra wide panorama format. The distortion that can occur gives its pictures a special appearance.

  • Introducing The Brand New LC-A 120 - The Most Compact & Magical Fully Automatic 120 Film Camera Ever!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-09-08 in #news
    Introducing The Brand New LC-A 120 - The Most Compact & Magical Fully Automatic 120 Film Camera Ever!

    Get ready to think fast and shoot faster! Today, we are thrilled share with you news of the brand new LC-A 120 Camera. Load it with any 120 film roll and experience the thrill of medium format photography. You’re sure to soak up all the action in every square shot with its fantastic 38mm f/4.5 wide-angle lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm film camera). It's available for Pre-Order: Extremely limited first batch stock of only 500 cameras!

  • LC-Wide : Three Frames, One Film!

    written by alexintheskywithdiamonds on 2014-11-11 in #gear #tipster
    LC-Wide : Three Frames, One Film!

    If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!

  • 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!

  • December 16th Advent Offer: Save 20% on Accessories Today! (Online Code: ADVENTACCESSORIES)

    written by jacobs on 2014-12-16 in #news
    December 16th Advent Offer: Save 20% on Accessories Today! (Online Code: ADVENTACCESSORIES)

    Today is the day to make sure your Lomo LC-A & LC-Wide are happy snappers! With our Advent deal of the day, you can save a smashing 20% on accessories for the camera that started the Lomography movement, in addition to our vast selection of other accessories. Move into a new realm of analogue photography with a flashy lens or a colorful flash!

  • Orangebird and her Weapons of Choice: Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-06-26 in #lifestyle
    Orangebird and her Weapons of Choice: Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens

    There's no doubt that the Lomo LC-A+ is a favorite among newbies and longtime lomographers alike. However, Asumi Mizuno, aka orangebird, prefers to pair this reinvention of the legendary LC-A with the Lomo LC-A+ Wide Angle-Lens. Find out why in this edition of Weapon of Choice!

  • Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-02-04 in #world #competitions
    Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge

    Do you love being creative? How about instant photography? If the answer is yes, no or maybe, then we've got a jam happening with your name written all over it! Being the most creative instant camera around, it's difficult to imagine the Lomo'Instant becoming any more awesome. But what would happen if you and your pals put on your thinking caps for a Lomo'Instant accessory brainstorming session of the ages — limitless creative potential! Show us your skills by joining the Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge!