I've always said that when you buy a camera, you should get the case. It's cheap insurance if you drop it!
Purchasing the LC-A+ case is a great experience. When it first arrives at your doorstep, clad in typical, beautifully designed Lomography Packaging you cannot wait to open it.
When you do, you are met by a handsome thing, with its deep black matte finish and wonderful fresh leather smell. It has lomography branding and a neat picture of the LC-A+ all embossed in the leather.
Unlike other Lomography products, cameras, film etc it is simply a case though. From a pragmatic viewpoint the case is an excellent purchase.
There are other options available, the LC-A+ would fit many compact camera cases. What sets it apart from those is one crucial aspect. It opens a bit like a cigarette packet, the lid is hinged with a snap fastener (also called snap, popper, and press stud). Unlike camera bags with zips etc. you can open the case, have it in your hand and be shooting quicker than Billy the Kid.
There is simply nothing fiddly about it at all.
It’s a hard case too, though I’ve been fortunate not to find out, I bet that if you dropped an LC-A+ it may not handle the fall, though in this case, I reckon its survival chances are greatly improved. It’s also perfect for keeping your LC-A+ safe in luggage or a handbag.
It wears well too, I’ve had mine for a year and it still looks relatively new. The leather is not scuffed and the stitching is all intact.
In summary, whether you have the LC-A from Russia, the LC-A+ or the LC-Wide I highly recommend this. Keep your little beauty safe.