LC-A Big Book Chapter 8: The Whole Truth About Prof. Radionov

Speaking to the Lomographers, the jolly professor told them he had invented the Minitar 1 lens. At the same time, he spread the word among his Russian colleagues that he had discovered Lomography and had recommended the LOMO LC-A to the Viennese as an instrument to practice Lomography. In the widest sense of the truth, Radionov, the cunning scoundrel, had just programmed the computer software, which ran on the Minsk-32 Computers of LOMO PLC.

The Lomographer’s good friend Professor Radionov lomographed by the Lomographers. May he rest in peace.

So back to Professor Radionov of the LITMO Institute who in reality had nothing to do with the production or invention of the Minitar 1 lens! However, in many (including official Lomographic) publications the name Radionov features frequently in connection with the Minitar 1 lens. How did that come about? In the early nineties, which we will return to in more detail later; the first Lomographers came to St Petersburg to initiate further production of the, now discontinued, LOMO LC-A. They contacted a Russian diplomat known to them who was at that time working in Vienna, Austria, for the United Nations. He was friends with the said Professor and introduced the Lomographers to him.

Some of the computers used for lens calculations in the 1980’s

Speaking to the Lomographers, the jolly professor told them he had invented the Minitar 1 lens. At the same time, he spread the word among his Russian colleagues that he had discovered Lomography and had recommended the LOMO LC-A to the Viennese as an instrument to practice Lomography. In the widest sense of the truth, Radionov, the cunning scoundrel, had just programmed the computer software, which ran on the Minsk-32 Computers of LOIVIO PLC. This program was for optical calculations and also used for the Minitar 1. Nevertheless the good professor became a good friend of the Lomographers and spent many good humoured evenings with them on the restaurant ship Maria in St Petersburg.

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written by fookshit on 2011-01-09 in #library

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