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Lomo LC-Wide Performance Test

Well, at first I had some hard time deciding on which camera to go after using my LC-A. Most of us cannot afford the Lomo LC-Wide that is why they choose not to get one. Fortunately, I decided to go for the Lomo LC-Wide (with the help of my piggies).

I did enjoy it and will be enjoying with it more. It is divinely awesome as it is a newer yet a complete version of LC-A and LC-A+. The Lomo LC-Wide has new functions which possess a forceful attraction to attract all crazy lomographers out who thirst for wild experiments.

I decided to take my time taking the same pictures with these 3 cameras (LC-A, LC-A+ RL Wide Angle Lens and LC-Wide) at the same distance and at the same time of the day. I loaded three of them with the same type which was Agfa Pro Pack 200. I wanted to compare how wide can the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens and the Lomo LC-Wide go while making the LC-A as the constant.

Then I start shooting! (The order is LC-A, LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens, and LC-Wide). Here are some of the results:

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

Set 7

Thoroughly, I made my LC-A as the constant when taking all the pictures. I purposely took some pictures which may be in limited sight to compare the wideness of the Lomo LC-Wide and the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens. In terms of the quality of the pictures, I found that the Minigon lens from Lomo LC-Wide is awesomely sharp.

The LC-Wide made the colors to be rich and sharp at the same time too. Not to be forgotten, it is a freaking 17mm wide angle lens. On the other hand, the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens enables you to take wide angle but in different form of distortions. It differs a bit on the focusing zone which you can make close-up images as close as 0.35m compared to LC-Wide which can be done only as close as 0.4m. Personally, at first I kinda like LCA+ Wide Angle Lens because of the circular-like distortions that I can get in most of the pictures but when comparing the color saturation and the sharpness, I think the LC-Wide is a winner.

written by syafiqmddaud

31 comments

  1. ripsta

    ripsta

    superb! nice review and pics!

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  2. naqi

    naqi

    minigon seems to be the upgraded version of minitar. more contrast, sharper and vivid color. great review!

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  3. eyecon

    eyecon

    The difference is really clear! By the way - nice Leica M6 - is it a classic or TTL version?

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  4. t0m7

    t0m7

    I don't think the contrasts and colors differ actually that much. Imo that comes from scanning, film, processing, whatever.
    But great comparison, i wanted to do the same thing (LCA, W.A.L., LCW) inkluding the Horizon and maybe the Vivitar UWS.
    Nice to see the differnce in distortion between the WAL and LCW!

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  5. hanifmaidin

    hanifmaidin

    it leica M6 classic, good review syafiq :)

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  6. superlighter

    superlighter

    wow! this is what I call a good usefull article.

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  7. naxoman77

    naxoman77

    WOOW! Spectacular I was waiting for this since the LC-W came up!

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  8. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    Great review - definitely prefer the LC-W to the LC-A+ wide angle, really great optics to reduce the barrelling effect at a wide lens!

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  9. vicuna

    vicuna

    great review! And indeed, the 17mm Minigon lens looks so sharp and contrasted!!

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  10. lannshaukani

    lannshaukani

    nice review!

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  11. syafiqmddaud

    syafiqmddaud

    terima kasih!
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  12. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    Very good review, convinced me all the more to save up for an LC-Wide!

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  13. johann_affendy

    johann_affendy

    very good review syafiq. i'm impressed. keep it up!

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  14. guitarleo

    guitarleo

    Nice compare! I see the differences, distortion, but I like distortion sometime

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  15. robotmonkey1996

    robotmonkey1996

    a lot less vigneting and depth of field...

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  16. analogmonolog

    analogmonolog

    an awesome comparison... It draws me more and more towards LC-W :P

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  17. darlim

    darlim

    great review. Good job! it really shows the diff very well:)

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  18. schemerel

    schemerel

    less vignetting ? more vignetting !

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  19. haziqhashim

    haziqhashim

    And LC-W win :)

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  20. syafiqmddaud

    syafiqmddaud

    thanks all :)
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  21. johnnyanalog

    Nice technical review. Thanks for sharing, I was wondering how they would all stack up! The lc-(w) is a keeper for sure...

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  22. kamalfaiz91

    kamalfaiz91

    differ btwn wide lens n LCW is the perspective view. i think lah.

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  23. singleelderly

    singleelderly

    excellent review!

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  24. -walsh-

    -walsh-

    LC-W is a lot sharper! great review!

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  25. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    want want want <3

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  26. jonathansajoux

    jonathansajoux

    And how about the lens aperture? I know LCa has until 2.8 and LC- wide only 4.5 how is it work in a dark situation?

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  27. sophia_lo

    sophia_lo

    prefer LC-W! =D

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  28. timmyyoong

    timmyyoong

    Good Review~~ Gam Xia >w<

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  29. nanyeah

    nanyeah

    This helped a lot making my choises :D

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  30. schlogoat

    schlogoat

    Really interesting! Makes me change my mind about which I most want.

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  31. af-capture

    af-capture

    nice review...would love to get the lc wide

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