I got my hands on an original LC-A and ran a test roll through it. Using Fuji 400, I got better results out of this camera than I have using my compact Leica. This is a REAL compact king.
I’ve been a fan both of Lomography and a Lomographer for about 4 years now. It all started when I took photography in school and I realized that nothing could compare to the delicious feel and handling of film. Ever since then I’ve become obsessed with buying analogue cameras whenever I came across them (be it in thrift stores or Urban Outfitters).
Recently, I’ve become obsessed with compact cameras.
Although SLRs and rangefinders produce exquisite images, I got tired of carrying around lenses and gear. I was using a compact Leica (CL) and I felt like it was giving me what I wanted: a quick sharp lens in a quiet, lightweight package… BUT at the end of the day it still became an unwanted mission to maintain.
I finally got my hands on the LC-A thanks to eBay and I have to say, this has been up to this day my absolute favorite camera to shoot with. It provides me the ease of zone focusing and a shutter that is so quiet that makes me have the feeling that it has nothing to envy a Leica for. The Minitar lens is so quick and sharp that I was honestly taken aback by how great the images came out. The LC-A is a jewel, a treasure for photographers, and after today, the only camera I will carry with me EVERYWHERE I go.
The LC-A has made me a re-believer in the art of Lomography. It has made me fall in love all over again with the beauty and imperfect perfection which is the spirit of analogue photography.