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LC-A Big Book Chapter 26: The Technical Changes to the Lomo LC-A

One of the outcomes of the new calculations was that the LOMO LC-A had become a few grams lighter as the extra parts which were intended to attach accessories to the camera were removed. So for example, on a LOMO LC-A produced before 1997 you would find two small contacts on the bottom right side of the camera, which were designed to act as an electronic interface for a possible motor drive attachment.

One of the outcomes of the new calculations was that the LOMO LC-A had become a few grams lighter as the extra parts which were intended to attach accessories to the camera were removed. So for example, on a LOMO LC-A produced before 1997 you would find two small contacts on the bottom right side of the camera, which were designed to act as an electronic interface for a possible motor drive attachment. In the eighties motor drives were a customary camera accessory and were fitted to the bottom of the camera – they wound the film on automatically, which enabled you to quickly shoot a series of photos without manually having to wind the film on.

Resuming production also meant that the visible range setting by the view finder was also removed. On earlier produced LOMO LC-A’s you could look through the view finder and by means of a small measuring stick you could see what distance you had set (0.8m, 1.5m, 3m or infinite). However, as Lomographers rarely need to look through the view finder, this lovely function, which had been developed by the optics calculator Irina Sowz, was omitted from newer models of the LOMO LC-A.

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