Lomo LC-Wide Performance Test

31

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 #distortions #lc-a-rl #lc-a #requested #lc-a #lomography #quality #sharpness #user-review #wide-angle-lens #comparison #review #lc-wide

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

More Interesting Articles

  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-03-14 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

    2
  • My Best LC-A Photos Ever by alienmeatsack

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-06-25 in #gear #reviews
    My Best LC-A Photos Ever by alienmeatsack

    I love my Lomo LC-A series cameras. They are so easy to use and take such amazing photos. I don’t ever go shooting without at least one of them in my bag. Here are some of my favorite shots.

    13
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • First Impressions of the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens: Andrea Cislaghi

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-05-02 in #gear #news
    First Impressions of the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens: Andrea Cislaghi

    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.

    5
  • Stunning Views on Lomo LC-Wide (Rumble Competition)

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-02-07 in #gear #news #competitions
    Stunning Views on Lomo LC-Wide (Rumble Competition)

    Give your best Lomo LC-Wide captures the spotlight they deserve. Enter our new Rumble competition to win piggies and a spot in the Lomography Shop photo showcase.

  • Travel Stories: Italian Road Trip by lunt82

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-09-15 in #world #locations
    Travel Stories: Italian Road Trip by lunt82

    Last September, my boyfriend and I decided to take our first trip together. When we were thinking about where we'd like to go for our first adventure, Italy was the first thing that came to mind.

    4
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Lomo'Instant Wide - A Camera To Fall In Love With

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2016-01-05 in #gear #reviews
    Lomo'Instant Wide - A Camera To Fall In Love With

    I was really excited when I got to test the Lomo'Instant Wide recently. Nine packs of film and and one week later I can say: "This camera works really well and I am looking forward to my own Portobello Road Edition!"

    10
  • Review on the LOMO LC-A 120: A Real Lomography Camera? Yes!

    written by brettlaw on 2015-04-22 in #gear #reviews #videos
    Review on the LOMO LC-A 120: A Real Lomography Camera? Yes!

    When I held the Lomo LC-A 120 in my hands for the first time, I immediately noticed its good feel and beautiful design. The LC-A 120 obviously, is truly, related to the queen of all Lomo cameras, the LC-A.

    2
  • Photo Stories: Children of the Desert by eleonorepairet

    written by eleonorepairet on 2015-05-28 in #world #lifestyle #locations
    Photo Stories: Children of the Desert by eleonorepairet

    My family and I were in Udaipur (India) for a wedding ceremony and decided to travel around the area. We went to Jaisalmer, one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen (located on the border with Pakistan) and decided to stop by the remote Thar Desert, which is where these pictures were taken.

    3
  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography X FOTO HITS Medium Format Rumble

    written by Lomography on 2015-11-26 in #world #news #competitions
    Lomography X FOTO HITS Medium Format Rumble

    With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!

    2
  • Magical Moments With the Lomo LC-Wide

    written by azinteimoori on 2016-01-13 in #world #news
    Magical Moments With the Lomo LC-Wide

    There are no smoke and mirrors here! The Lomo LC-Wide is capable of producing enchanting photographs on its own! So we decided to have a look through the Lomography Online Community to find some spectacular snaps. Here are some photographs taken with the LC-Wide that captured a little something magical.

  • Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-04-06 in #gear #reviews
    Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.