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Anybody having second thoughts on getting this beast of a camera should definitely reconsider. If you like ultra-wide lenses, then this golden boy is beyond any doubt the camera for you!

Like most of you, I was eagerly counting down to the last second when LSI announced the LC-Wide last May. And what a beauty this camera was. Boasting a new 17mm Minigon lens with an amazing 103 degrees angle of view, but still retaining its classic looks. As we Filipinos would say, “GWAPO!”, meaning handsome. It was a very easy decision to get this camera on the merits of its lens alone.

Some people have been saying that $400 is too expensive for this. Personally, I say nay! Let me remind you all that this is a 17mm lens on a full-frame compact camera (generally, ultra-wide lenses are very, very expensive). Plus, we get 3 great shooting modes and endless panorama.

What I like:
- Ultra-Wide 17mm (I cannot stress this enough!)
- Gorgeous vignettes, stunning vivid colors (compared to the LC-A+, this camera is definitely sharper and the colors are much more intense.)
- Easy switching from full frame to half frame in the middle of a roll of film.
- Endless panorama

- Short minimum focusing distance (0.4m). GET REALLY CLOSE. When in doubt, go closer!
- Easy focusing with only 2 focusing ranges (0.4m-0.8m and 0.8-infinity) which means there’s a 50-50 chance that you will get correct focusing every time you take a picture.

What I don’t like:
- The lens is much wider than the viewfinder. What you see in the viewfinder is not the same with what you’ll get from the lens.
- Be mindful of your fingers, they may come into frame.
- Using the attachments to make use of the 3 shooting modes (I ended up not using the attachments at all).

Bottom line is when you’re thinking of getting an LC-A+, why not consider an LC-Wide instead. Great ultra-wide lens, plus you still get the same qualities we love from the LC-A+. Once you go wide, you won’t go back!

The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of color with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.

written by projectsnap

13 comments

  1. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    good review :D

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  2. sgtpeppy

    sgtpeppy

    Bruce Lee = Instant Win

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  3. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    nice one :)

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  4. b0rn2b1ush

    b0rn2b1ush

    galing!

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  5. meikedh

    meikedh

    I love the panarama shot in the article. How did you do that? Switch between half frame and full frame in one roll? Or did you not wind the film all the way before taking the next picture? Good review, I have the LC-W and I am in love with it.
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  6. projectsnap

    projectsnap

    Thanks guys :)
    @meikedh i just shot it in half frame mode without the attachment. I just thought shooting this way would give me a nice chronicle of my trip :)

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  7. dennielq

    dennielq

    loving this cam! where did you get yours?
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  8. meikedh

    meikedh

    Really cool effect! I'm gonna try that sometime. Keep up the good work.
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  9. meikedh

    meikedh

    Really cool effect! I'm gonna try that sometime. Keep up the good work.
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  10. domo-guy

    domo-guy

    I love your pictures! :D

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  11. projectsnap

    projectsnap

    @dennielq got mine from the States.
    @meikedh and domo-guy Thanks :)

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  12. dearjme

    dearjme

    Awesome! But for poor students like me who solely rely on piggies, getting my LC-A+ was much more reasonable haha!

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  13. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    I'm ordering this as soon as possible! :)

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