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Everything is Macro with the LC-A+

Taking extreme close-ups with your Lomo LC-A+ is easy!

All you need is your Lomo LC-A+ and a magnifying glass. The important thing to remember to keep this tip simple is to use a magnifying glass with a handle, otherwise it’s just awkward. You need to experiment with your magnifying glass to find the “sweet spot” for pics to be in focus. I found that it works best when I hold the glass touching the camera with the center (the thickest part) in line with its lens and hold the entire apparatus about 3 inches from the subject.

The above pics were taken with the aperture fully open (f2.8). I think this increases the bokeh, or blurriness, in the background, but I haven’t experimented with it enough to know for sure.

Good luck and happy shooting!

written by docphil


  1. lomosexual_manboy


    Shot 2 is awesome. Additional hint: The smaller the aperture / larger the f-stop(f16); the larger the depth of sharpness. Think pinhole camera. So you are right to get more bluriness from f2.8.

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  2. lawypop


    hi, i think we can change the f-stop for the older LC-A not LC-A+... any suggestions?

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  3. ilovemydiana


    yeah 2 is great

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  4. mrs-paul


    I'm with you all on shot 2...

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  6. cyan-shine


    Great tipster! There are indeed screw-on magnifying glasses called 'close-up lenses' for system SLRs. What magnifying glass strength did you use?

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  7. olique


    very nice!
    I must try!
    I have origin lca - so I will see..

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  8. mephisto19


    the second shot is really amazing

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  9. born-to-ruin


    Really awesome tip!! So simple so brilliant!! I always wanna get in really close to my subjects so will try this out! I have a diana so Im not sure if this will work out that well but you'll all see the results in due corse!

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  10. stouf


    Wonderful shots !

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  11. zulupt


    Great tip!!!

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