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LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens - A Wide View of the World

While on vacation I bought the Wide-Angle lens for my LC-A+ and it has never left my camera bag since then.

I walked into the NYC Gallery Store and nearly died. This place was pretty much a dream come true for me with the ability to touch and play with all the wonderful pieces of analog photography technology. Being from Hawaii, I don’t have much interaction with these products unless through 2D pics on the Internet.

Anyways, I walked out of there with a beautiful piece of glass and metal…the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens. And let me tell you, it IS worth the big buckeroos.

As if the Lomo LC-A+ didn’t have a wide enough view, this lens pushes the limits with its 120˚ angle of viewing possibility. Lines stream to the horizon, disappearing at pinpoints. The skyscrapers of NYC are wide at the bottom, skinny at the top. Avenues of towers are swallowed whole, producing an amazing near-real representation of the landscape.

With the lens on, it brings the LC-A+ to a much healthier weight and something you would want to tote around. It also gives the LC-A+ a much more complete look with its bulbous nose and black lens cap.

Good thing the lens cap leash is also a “Focus Measuring Tape” that helps you out in personal bubble focal length (35 cm) or the first notch on the distance focus lever.

There is also a lever on the bottom that secures the lens to the LC-A+ in case an earthquake were to shake it off. Another good use of this lens to look at negatives through a light box as it nearly resembles a magnifying glass.

My next experiment/modification is to my Ringflash mount in order to Accommodate the size of the lens through the opening.

written by obungen

10 comments

  1. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    An accessory that is well worth the investment. I'm not sure I've shot a roll without it since I first got it with the exception of taking it off to put my LCA+ in its Krab housing. A close focus of one foot...don't mind if I do.

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  2. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Oh and not to mention the viewfinder attachment can fit over cell phone cameras or your Vivitar UWS lens for a fun wide angle view.

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  3. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Oh and not to mention the viewfinder attachment can fit over cell phone cameras or your Vivitar UWS lens for a fun wide angle view.

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  4. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    beautiful gallery

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  5. stouf

    stouf

    Stunning shots ! You use it perfectly !

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  6. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    i agree, this accessory is the best, and gives the LC-A+ the complete look!

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  7. vicuna

    vicuna

    A great accessory for sure!! And LC-A looks so cool with it... ;))

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  8. comezone

    comezone

    wow, this is great! soon I will have mine! I hope for December 12.

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  9. thegroundabove

    thegroundabove

    Yes, it really adds alot to the LC-A+, but I must provide a warning to those who use the wrist-strap: Do not use the LC-A+ wrist-strap to hold the camera while the wide-angle lens is attached. I did, and the extra weight broke the connection on the strap sending everything crashing to the pavement below. It was a tragic time.

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  10. obungen

    obungen

    thanks for all of the excellent comments! love you guys

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