Why not make one for your old LC-A or other cameras? It’s simple, cheap and the possibilities are endless!
DIY Splitzer by ukaa
Today we’re making a cheap Splitzer alternative for your LC-A or other cameras. The materials we need are:
- scissors (or an exacto knife)
- double sided tape
- a piece of black plastic (or paperboard)
- some regular tape
The result can be seen in the photo above. Now let’s make this smiling little fellow
Take the piece of black plastic or paperboard and make sure it’s big enough to cover the complete area of your lens. Then cut it in 3 sections as seen in the photo above. The part on the right will be used to attach the splitzer to your camera. Since there isn’t much space next to the LC-A’s lens, it’s only a very thing part. The other two parts on the left should be about the same size, with a nice horizontal cut in the middle. To keep the whole thing together, I’ve used some regular transparent tape. This allows the 2 left parts to move like a door. Both left parts can move separately. Decorations are fun and I’m sure you can do a better job than my smiley face. Go wild and stand out!
Cut off some thin strips of double sided tape and stick them on the left and right of your lens. You can also use regular tape and make a loop so it sticks on the outside. Make sure you use proper tape though, so you can pull it off your camera later without leave nasty traces. The double sided tape I used comes off easily without damaging the LC-A’s body.
Now you can simply place the splitzer you made on the camera. Align the right part of the splitzer on the right strip of double sided tape. It’s important that this part is well attached and doesn’t move much. You can now move both doors of the splitzer. In the photo above, the bottom door is closed, and sticks to the tape on the left. The top door is open. I’ve also added an extra strip of double sided tape on top of the right part of the splitzer. That way, when you open a door, you can stick it so it stays open.
Now it’s time to play! Open one door, take a photo and then do a double exposure with the other door open. Don’t forget to close the first door! Unless you really want it like that. Experiment! You could try to cut different shapes of doors, attach the splitzer vertical or diagonal… Of course you can also try to make a splitzer for other lomographic cameras, just make sure the whole lens part is covered.