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Lomo LC-A - Loveliest Camera Alive

The classic lomo camera and the reason why we all are here! The Lomo Compact Automat is my all day camera. It has a reason why this camera started a new way of photography. One of the reasons is Minitar- lens, a 32mm russian lens that produces a vignette (the corners are getting darker, so you have a focus on the middle of the picture) and that lets colours explode. The original LCA has a automatic exposure (app 2.8) with five different asa- settings (25 to 400) so you can shoot with her in ANY light- conditions. If you want, you can add a hotshoe- flash (like colorsplash flash with its four changeable colour- filters). The original LCA has different apperatures (A = automatic (2,8), 2,8 – 16) with fix exposure times (good if you want to use a flash for portraits, so use 16- setting and you can get close without overexposing the face).

One of the reasons is Minitar- lens, a 32mm russian lens that produces a vignette (the corners are getting darker, so you have a focus on the middle of the picture) and that lets colours explode. The original LCA has a automatic exposure (app 2.8) with five different asa- settings (25 to 400) so you can shoot with her in ANY light- conditions. If you want, you can add a hotshoe- flash (like colorsplash flash with its four changeable colour- filters). The original LCA has different apperatures (A = automatic (2,8), 2,8 – 16) with fix exposure times (good if you want to use a flash for portraits, so use 16- setting and you can get close without overexposing the face).

But what is it that she deserves to be taken around with me every day?

She is small. She fits in every pocket.

She is robust. Good old metal housing.

She is fast. (if you are)

She lays good in my hands, so she became part of me and people don’t realise I am shooting.

She works in any light conditions.

I really love my LCA.

What I like (and mostly do) is using slide film and cross process them, to have higher contrasts and get the colours more rich.

written by mephisto19

2 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Yeah, LCA is simply love...!

    almost 5 years ago · report as spam
  2. anwar_furstenburg

    anwar_furstenburg

    I have a Diana and Smena, and they're great, but everyone seems to have this. I think I have no choice but to get this in the future. Great article, thanks.

    about 4 years ago · report as spam