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LOMO LC-A: A Richman's Wife

Now I can officially call myself a lomographer since I have an LC-A, an original one. Before that I can only afford a Vivitar UWS, a poor man’s LC-A. So maybe I can also consider myself as a richman now. Or a husband too?

Now I can officially call myself a lomographer since I have an LC-A, an original one. Before that I can only afford a Vivitar UWS, a poor man’s LC-A. So maybe I can also consider myself as a richman now. Or a husband too? Some people consider her as their wife. I bought my LC-A from an internet website with a reasonable price. It was made in 1993. The condition is perfect. No cyrilic symbol and no Lomo Guy on the lens cover. The box is made from black plastic with a transparent cover. It comes with two version of manual books, English and Russian. Oh and a wrist strap too.

It’s a compact camera as people said. Very convenient in my hand and to take everywhere. It’s bulky but not too heavy. The legendary Minitar lens has a focal length of 32mm with focusing done by moving a lever on the side to focus at either 3 feet, 4.5 feet, 10 feet or infinity. The lens is sharp too. The lever on the other side controls exposure with an “A” setting for auto exposure and apertures between f/2.8 and f/16 which use a shutter speed of 1/60s. The camera accepts film with speeds of 25 to 400 ISO. The Lomo LC-A was designed to take photographs in very very low light conditions without the need for a flash. Focusing of the Lomo LC-A is achieved by looking through the viewfinder and selecting a focal distance using images that represent distance. But I still suck at it. I still get out of focus results.

I’ve tried it with slide film and negative film. The slide result is fantastic as expected from this cult camera. The vignette is cool. But the vignette never appears in my color negative photos. So, overall this camera truly is a nice camera to use. It’s a legacy of a fallen empire. Now, I never leave home without it!

written by irufan7

5 comments

  1. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    nice shots!

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  2. mr-korn

    mr-korn

    congrats on you LC-A. I'm saving up piggies so I could effort one.
    nice photos by the way.

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  3. socchia

    socchia

    your photos are lovely, the colors are amazing especially the night shots. what film/exposure settings did you use for those?

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  4. irufan7

    irufan7

    thanks, for the night shots i used agfa ct precisa and kodak elitechrome and for the exp setting i used A mode.

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  5. irufan7

    irufan7

    and i still suck at night shooting with this camera. i still can't make it steady :)

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