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Lomo LC-A: The Compact King

I got my hands on an original LC-A and ran a test roll through it. Using Fuji 400, I got better results out of this camera than I have using my compact Leica. This is a REAL compact king.

I’ve been a fan both of Lomography and a Lomographer for about 4 years now. It all started when I took photography in school and I realized that nothing could compare to the delicious feel and handling of film. Ever since then I’ve become obsessed with buying analogue cameras whenever I came across them (be it in thrift stores or Urban Outfitters).

Recently, I’ve become obsessed with compact cameras.

Although SLRs and rangefinders produce exquisite images, I got tired of carrying around lenses and gear. I was using a compact Leica (CL) and I felt like it was giving me what I wanted: a quick sharp lens in a quiet, lightweight package… BUT at the end of the day it still became an unwanted mission to maintain.

I finally got my hands on the LC-A thanks to eBay and I have to say, this has been up to this day my absolute favorite camera to shoot with. It provides me the ease of zone focusing and a shutter that is so quiet that makes me have the feeling that it has nothing to envy a Leica for. The Minitar lens is so quick and sharp that I was honestly taken aback by how great the images came out. The LC-A is a jewel, a treasure for photographers, and after today, the only camera I will carry with me EVERYWHERE I go.

The LC-A has made me a re-believer in the art of Lomography. It has made me fall in love all over again with the beauty and imperfect perfection which is the spirit of analogue photography.

Photo by 35mmmora

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by 35mmmora


  1. whizzkidd


    LC-A... And how unglyness can be beautifull... :)))

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  2. twinklecat


    'Made in USSR'! Love it!

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  3. begutierrez


    I'm not sure where your photos were taking, but one of them features my Salvadoran flag! Instant love.

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  4. marriedtomyholga


    Im on the fence about dropping the cash for a LCA. I want a dreamy, strange looking picture but it seems like a LCA is a better bet in the long run
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