LC-A Big Book Chapter 81: The LOMO LC-A+ Today

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The LOMO LC-A + however is a nearly exact copy of the original LOMO LC-A (which itself is a copy of a copy of a copy as you know) and nowadays stands at the top of a very long history of analogue 35mm compact cameras.

Going through all these bits and pieces of compact camera history, you can see that it is not an easy task to define the roots of one of these machines. The Lomo Kompakt Automat was an exact copy of the Cosina CX-2, which was clearly inspired by the Minox 35EL, which was in turn created as a competitor to the Rollei 35. This camera aimed to put the features of old-fashioned compact cameras such as the Leica into even smaller casing, whereas the Leica was invented to present a more functional alternative to popular cameras such as the Kodak Brownie and so on and so on. At the time that the LOMO LC-A was conceived and introduced in Russia, more advanced 35mm autofocus cameras were flooding the market and being warmly welcomed all over the world. The 905 saw the first models of digital-based cameras, which quickly evolved and are now a part of our everyday lives. The digital age that we witness today made photography popular and accessible like never before as now cameras can be found in every mobile phone and computer.

The LOMO LC-A + however is a nearly exact copy of the original LOMO LC-A (which itself is a copy of a copy of a copy as you know) and nowadays stands at the top of a very long history of analogue 35mm compact cameras. We Lomographers love and praise all kinds of film and are simply addicted to all the different variations, types, quirks, random effects and the undeniable atmosphere and high quality that good old (and sometimes even expired) film offers us. A camera that suits our needs must therefore make use of film, be compact, easy-to-handle, fast-reacting and needs to serve us in all our possible and impossible operations to capture the world and life around it in all its random and unpredictable beauty. Having discovered the LOMO LC-A and having recently further developed it -with the help of the worldwide Lomographlc community – to the LOMO LC-A , we consider this camera as the perfect tool for this lifelong mission. Being probably the only analogue compact camera that was newly developed in the 21st century with the help of 25 years old plans from St Petersburg and that still uses lovely 35mm film, this little fellow carries all our convictions and love of analogue culture, films and easy-to-handle snap-shot photography. You are therefore heartily invited to join our lomographic passion and to carry the amazing history of faithful, authentic, innovative and more than ever up-to-date compact analogue photography into the 21st century!

Have the full glory of the book here

written by ungrumpy on 2011-04-04 in #library #lc-a #lomography #lc-a-big-book #excerpt

2 Comments

  1. onthedot
    onthedot ·

    I think this is a very striking camera. It reminds me of the look of a Minox camera.

  2. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    Does it smell like the original?

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