The Minitar 1 Lens is at the very heart of both the LOMO LC-A and the LOMO LC-A+ camera. It remains unchanged since 1984 and is made to the exact specifications of the Russian State of Optics(GOI) and the experts at LOMO PLC.
about. She explains the optics of the LOMO LC-A’s Minitar 1 with the use of Lev Sakin’s original drawings
The Minitar 1 Lens is at the very heart of both the LOMO LC-A and the LOMO LC-A+ camera. It remains unchanged since 1984 and is made to the exact specifications of the Russian State of Optics(GOI) and the experts at LOMOPLC. The lens is widely known for its slightly oversaturated powerful colours and the vignette it produces around the corners of a photograph. The Minitar 1 is hand-crafted in the original LOMOPLC Optical Factory in St Petersburg, Russia. The glass is multicoated to minimize internal reflections and maximize colour and contrast. Its 32mm wide angle view captures a healthy chunk of everything in front of your and its f/2.8 maximum aperture lets all that natural, ambient light come streaming through. Since 2007, the Minitar 1 has also been produced in China. Hence, two different models of the LOMO LC-A+ are available; one with the Russian-produced and one with the Chinese-produced lens.
Lomography's Optics Head Cat Ong shot moving lights, shadows and distant views to test the optic capacities of the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens 2.8/32M. Though drawn to precise zone focusing and aperture values, he tried to be more intuitive while walking around town with the Minitar-1 Art Lens. He took incredibly detailed photos under the Hong Kong sun and through the haze of Vienna.
The best thing about working for Lomography is having first access to new products. Imagine everyone's excitement when the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens 2.8/32M was delivered to the headquarters in Vienna, where members of the Lomography team took turns testing this tiny yet powerful optic on various cameras. Meanwhile, Tom Bates from Marketing teased out the idyllic and colorful possibilities of shooting with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 lens on a trip to the UK countryside.
Boasting of exactly the same optics as the legendary LC-A camera, the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 2.8/32 M Art Lens brings for the first time the signature lomographic style not only to analog, but also to the digital platform.
The Lomography Hong Kong Team spent a cozy evening at the opening party for an antique shop and captured moments from the event with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens. The Minitar-1 Lens brought life to every image, from quick behind-the-scenes snaps and portraits, to artsy and creative shots of the antiques.
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
Ron Lau from Lomography's Camera and Lens Development team recently tested the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens. With Leica M2 and Voigtlander R2A cameras, he used the lens to capture scenes from his daily grind and beautiful seascapes from a recent trip. He shares the photos and talks of the Minitar and its capabilities in this brief yet informative interview.
The all new LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens captures people caught in the glories of daily life. From staged portraits or quick snaps on the street - the Minitar holds on to the faces of friends and foes alike.