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Turn Your LC-A into an Amazing and Unique Camera!

Bravely, I bought a broken LC-A to repair it and give her a new dress. Fortunately, the camera still worked, so I didn't need to fix it but I gave it a new design. I also wanted to modify it to do multiple exposures.

There is a good article on Lomography by tesatscad to repair your LC-A, which is why I even dared to buy a broken camera!

If you’re interested in modifying your LC-A so it can do multiple exposures, read this article by wafflesaurus.

Now let’s turn to my LC-A!

First, I dismantled the camera, removing all possible parts, and removed the leather covering.

The back had become rusty, and so I removed the rust with sandpaper. I sanded the rest slightly, which I intended to have painted. I taped all the parts that should not be painted with adhesive tape and cleaned everything again with alcohol before painting.

I bought car paint in stunning glitter Petrol from a hardware store. With this, I painted all parts in several thin layers. After everything was painted, I went over everything over with a protective clear lacquer.

After everything was dry, I removed the adhesive tape.

Then, I gathered all the parts together. Thanks to frauspatzi, who gave me four screws for the front. I assembled the camera without problems except for a really little ball, which I needed for the correct function of the ISO setting. This was replaced by another ball, from a ball-and-chain! Finally it’s finished, but unfortunately still without the cover.

For the cover I had to wait three weeks, but it was worth it! I ordered it from skinslove.com with a Sprocket Rocket photo of myself. To attach the cover I dismounted the front again.

I’m so happy that I dared to pursue the project!

written by pearlgirl77 and translated by pearlgirl77

9 comments

  1. metobi

    metobi

    Whoa. Nice!

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  2. segata

    segata

    Thats a very good job indeed, nice article :)

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  3. iamtheju

    iamtheju

    Great job. I am going to keep my eyes peeled for a faulty LC-A to fix and redecorate!
    Choosing a photo for the leather is a huge decision though. Lol aaahh

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  4. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    @metobi thanks ;)
    @segata thank you.
    @iamtheju haha.. yes.. was really hard to decide ;)

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  5. istionojr

    istionojr

    awesome!

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  6. wafflesaurus

    wafflesaurus

    Good job @pearlgirl77! :) Looks very nice! ;) Thanks for mentioning my article!

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  7. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    @istionojr thanks ;)
    @wafflesaurus thank you too ;)

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  8. niko_fuzzy

    niko_fuzzy

    Superb paint job. I like it.

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  9. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    @niko_fuzzy thanks a lot :D

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