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LC-Wide: A Wide-Angled Wonder

In my review on the LC-Wide, I'm sharing some of my photos taken with this wide-angled wonder and what I like about it so much.

When the Lomo LC-Wide was released I knew I just had to have her. Few days later I made my wish come true.

As with all Lomography cameras, the LC-Wide is sent in a wonderful package. You cannot take your eyes off it. Also, a book with LC-Wide photos is included, that inspires you to instantely go out shooting.

After shooting the first film and holding the prints in my hands, I was overwhelmed. The images, the 17mm Minigon Lens can capture on film are breathtaking. I’m not even talking about the colors and vignetting. Especially the sharpness, the lens produced, suprised me. Almost too good for a Lomography camera and definitely sharper than the classic LC-A+, all in a pocket-size camera. In comparision to wide angle lenses for SLRs the whole camera is smaller than the LC-Wide.

Get close, and get closer! I was impressed by how closely you can approach your subject. You get a special look when using this advantage. I also like the half frame mode a lot, which I find a great opportunity to tell stories in images.

The LC-Wide is easy to use. First of all focusing, is super simple – though offering far more than a common point & shoot camera. Lomography provides a camera with a variety of possibilities to get creative. Using it without half frame mask, opening the lens cover not completely, inserting the half frame mask and shooting with a different setting, double or multiple exposures, half frame panoramas, etc. The possibilites are endless for this wide angle wonder.

Take care of your fingers. The wide-angle is so wide, your fingers might become visible in your images. The viewfinder isn’t very helpful either, only showing a part of your final result. Not really useful for composing your photo.

Lomography created a cool camera to experiment with. So many settings to test, but still easy to use!

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 colour 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 m23 and translated by wolkers

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The original version of this article is written in: Deutsch. It is also available in: Nederlands.