There's no doubt that the Lomo LC-A+ is a favorite among newbies and longtime lomographers alike. However, Asumi Mizuno, aka orangebird, prefers to pair this reinvention of the legendary LC-A with the Lomo LC-A+ Wide Angle-Lens. Find out why in this edition of Weapon of Choice!
Tell us more about yourself.
I love Lomo LC-A+ so I carry it everywhere. Traveling is my hobby therefore I like taking photos of places, people, and food.
Why is the Lomo LC-A+ and the Lomo LC-A Wide-Angle Lens your Weapons of Choice?
The LC-A+ does not have a self-timer which makes it hard for me to take group pictures together with my friends and family during our trips. It is easy if there’s a passerby willing to take our picture. However, I like taking our group pictures myself rather than asking someone to do it because I’m a Lomographer. So to be able to do it, it is necessary to attach the Wide-Angle Lens to LC-A+!
Any memorable experiences you’ve had while using your Weapons of Choice?
I have been using the LC-A+ since 2000 and I love the colors it produces. However, it was difficult to photograph oneself. This problem was solved when the Wide-Angle Lens clip-on became available for the LC-A+. It was very nice for me.
Would you recommend the Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens to other Lomographers? If yes, whom do you have in mind?
Of course! I want to recommend the Lomo LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens to all Lomographers who love the LC-A+!
When using these, what are you favorite subjects to photograph and why?
When I attach the Wide-Angle Lens, I set the focus distance to 0.8 m, about the length of my arm, which is a perfect distance if you want to photograph yourself. The LC-A+ with the Wide-Angle Lens can photograph an animal or a person from afar. I don’t use the viewfinder but I go close to my subject so I can photograph it properly.
Asumi shares five of her favorite Lomographs taken using her Weapons of Choice, the Lomo LC-A+ and the Lomo LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens: