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My LC-A+ Russian Lens is Very Unique!

Something odd is going on with my LC-A+ RL. In the short time I have been using it, it has proven to possess a very unique signature. Do you want to know what it is? Read on!

My Lomo LC-A+ RL truly is one of a kind! It has a very unique quality the likes of which I have never seen before. Some may call it a character flaw, but I think of it as a blessing!

Photo by lilithmoon

From the very beginning I noticed that taking pictures with my LC-A in very sunny conditions would result in light leaks. The curious thing is that the regular and recurring shape of this leak: it always appears in the same spot and looks like a beautiful sun on my film! I have never seen something similar before, but I think it is genius and I love it!

The odd thing is this light leak starts of very strong and seems to weaken in subsequent frames, which makes me think it isn’t an ordinary light leak. I honestly have no idea what may be causing this, but it does make for a very unique LC-A+!

Even when using redscale film, the sun comes out!

If you have any idea to what might be causing this, or if you seen something similar in another LC-A, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment!


The Lomo LC-A+ RL has all the features we know and love, authentic Russian lens, and a back that’s now interchangeable with the Instant Back+. Explore analogue possibilities with the LC-A+ RL!

written by lilithmoon and translated by sandravo


  1. djramsay


    I have a russia day LCA+ and have noticed a tiny flaw in the lens, it can only be seen if the light reflects off of it at a certain angle though i don't get any distortion on the photos

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  2. coolsigg


    interesting light leak u have there! :)

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