Lomo LC-Wide Performance Test

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Well, at first I had some hard time deciding on which camera to go after using my LC-A. Most of us cannot afford the Lomo LC-Wide that is why they choose not to get one. Fortunately, I decided to go for the Lomo LC-Wide (with the help of my piggies).

I did enjoy it and will be enjoying with it more. It is divinely awesome as it is a newer yet a complete version of LC-A and LC-A+. The Lomo LC-Wide has new functions which possess a forceful attraction to attract all crazy lomographers out who thirst for wild experiments.

I decided to take my time taking the same pictures with these 3 cameras (LC-A, LC-A+ RL Wide Angle Lens and LC-Wide) at the same distance and at the same time of the day. I loaded three of them with the same type which was Agfa Pro Pack 200. I wanted to compare how wide can the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens and the Lomo LC-Wide go while making the LC-A as the constant.

Then I start shooting! (The order is LC-A, LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens, and LC-Wide). Here are some of the results:

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

Set 7

Thoroughly, I made my LC-A as the constant when taking all the pictures. I purposely took some pictures which may be in limited sight to compare the wideness of the Lomo LC-Wide and the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens. In terms of the quality of the pictures, I found that the Minigon lens from Lomo LC-Wide is awesomely sharp.

The LC-Wide made the colors to be rich and sharp at the same time too. Not to be forgotten, it is a freaking 17mm wide angle lens. On the other hand, the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens enables you to take wide angle but in different form of distortions. It differs a bit on the focusing zone which you can make close-up images as close as 0.35m compared to LC-Wide which can be done only as close as 0.4m. Personally, at first I kinda like LCA+ Wide Angle Lens because of the circular-like distortions that I can get in most of the pictures but when comparing the color saturation and the sharpness, I think the LC-Wide is a winner.

written by syafiqmddaud on 2011-06-27 in #reviews #lc-a #distortions #quality #lc-a-rl #lc-a #review #sharpness #requested #lc-wide #user-review #lomography #wide-angle-lens #comparison

Mentioned Product

Lomo LC-Wide

Lomo LC-Wide

Capture your life in wide angle with the world's widest 35mm compact camera with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

31 Comments

  1. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    superb! nice review and pics!

  2. naqi
    naqi ·

    minigon seems to be the upgraded version of minitar. more contrast, sharper and vivid color. great review!

  3. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    The difference is really clear! By the way - nice Leica M6 - is it a classic or TTL version?

  4. t0m7
    t0m7 ·

    I don't think the contrasts and colors differ actually that much. Imo that comes from scanning, film, processing, whatever.
    But great comparison, i wanted to do the same thing (LCA, W.A.L., LCW) inkluding the Horizon and maybe the Vivitar UWS.
    Nice to see the differnce in distortion between the WAL and LCW!

  5. hanifmaidin
    hanifmaidin ·

    it leica M6 classic, good review syafiq :)

  6. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow! this is what I call a good usefull article.

  7. naxoman77
    naxoman77 ·

    WOOW! Spectacular I was waiting for this since the LC-W came up!

  8. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Great review - definitely prefer the LC-W to the LC-A+ wide angle, really great optics to reduce the barrelling effect at a wide lens!

  9. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great review! And indeed, the 17mm Minigon lens looks so sharp and contrasted!!

  10. lannshaukani
    lannshaukani ·

    nice review!

  11. syafiqmddaud
    syafiqmddaud ·

    terima kasih!

  12. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Very good review, convinced me all the more to save up for an LC-Wide!

  13. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    very good review syafiq. i'm impressed. keep it up!

  14. guitarleo
    guitarleo ·

    Nice compare! I see the differences, distortion, but I like distortion sometime

  15. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    a lot less vigneting and depth of field...

  16. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    an awesome comparison... It draws me more and more towards LC-W :P

  17. darlim
    darlim ·

    great review. Good job! it really shows the diff very well:)

  18. schemerel
    schemerel ·

    less vignetting ? more vignetting !

  19. haziqhashim
    haziqhashim ·

    And LC-W win :)

  20. syafiqmddaud
    syafiqmddaud ·

    thanks all :)

  21. johnnyanalog
    johnnyanalog ·

    Nice technical review. Thanks for sharing, I was wondering how they would all stack up! The lc-(w) is a keeper for sure...

  22. kamalfaiz91
    kamalfaiz91 ·

    differ btwn wide lens n LCW is the perspective view. i think lah.

  23. singleelderly
    singleelderly ·

    excellent review!

  24. -walsh-
    -walsh- ·

    LC-W is a lot sharper! great review!

  25. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    want want want <3

  26. jonathansajoux
    jonathansajoux ·

    And how about the lens aperture? I know LCa has until 2.8 and LC- wide only 4.5 how is it work in a dark situation?

  27. sophia_lo
    sophia_lo ·

    prefer LC-W! =D

  28. timmyyoong
    timmyyoong ·

    Good Review~~ Gam Xia >w<

  29. nanyeah
    nanyeah ·

    This helped a lot making my choises :D

  30. schlogoat
    schlogoat ·

    Really interesting! Makes me change my mind about which I most want.

  31. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    nice review...would love to get the lc wide

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