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.
Reuben Wu fascinates, both with his splendid photographs and the music he churns out for electronic band Ladytron, or when he's doing a solo gig as a DJ. He's also one heck of a nice guy, who, despite being ultra-talented, has been gracious enough to grant another interview and share more of his amazing photos,which were taken with the Lomo LC-A+ with Russian lens.
Have you ever seen those old optical toys they used in the 19th century to make out-of-this-world animated illustrations for kids and kids at heart? We haven't seen them in the flesh but it’s a good thing that Richard Balzer collects them and turns them into amazing GIFs for all the world to see.
Berliner rapper Prinz Pi made it to the top of the charts with his latest album “Kompass ohne Norden” and went on the most successful tour of his career so far, where he performed in front of over 37,000 fans. With an LC-A+ at his disposal, Prinz Pi's manager, Wassif, captured the concerts for us on film- both on and backstage.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.
Extend the Borders of Instant Photography with the World’s Most Creative Instant Camera System Packed With Fun Features and say hello to the Lomo'Instant Camera! The Lomo'Instant is the perfectly sized Instant Camera to take wherever you go! It’s the most creative way to shoot fantastic photos which you can share anywhere and with everyone in an instant.