The other day while I was on Tumblr, I wanted to post some of my Lomographs, so checked out my popular photos in my LomoHome, and chose some photos that I like. It was only after I had posted them that I realized they were all taken using the LC-A+. I don’t give my black baby enough credit or love sometimes, but I should. And you should too! Here’s why.
You should love it because it’s amazing, really! The glass lens brings out the sharpness, which I personally love. The slightest blur/vignetting in the edges sometimes just give the photos character and uniqueness.
It’s small, pretty, not too heavy and not too light. Feed it with the right kind of film for the occasion, or surprise it and be surprised yourself!
It’s your best friend when outdoors:
…and also indoors!
It can produce amazing colors with a good film! You don’t need Photoshop or a digital camera, just look at the photos it produces here!
It’s a smart darling too; even when you have the ISO set at 100, when shooting a 400 film outside on a sunny day, it realizes it is very sunny outside and doesn’t overexpose your shots!
It has a nifty little “MX” switch underneath, which means Multiple Exposure, meaning you can shoot as many times as you want on the same frame! Or use it with the Splitzer, or your finger, a piece of card, anything and split the frame to your hearts content!
Since it’s so small and fast, it’s fantastic for hip-shooting! Basically, you hold the camera by your hip, try to aim at the subject and snap away! And no one will know because of its original look — it doesn’t look like cameras looks these days. The zone focusing means it is really easy to take a hipshot just as you’re passing someone/something interesting on the street and don’t want to stop.
Shooting black & white? Not a problem!
It uses batteries, and if you don’t check them from time to time, this is what happens: Extremely under-exposed pictures due to severe lack of batteries. For me, the batteries lasted for about 10 rolls or 9 months, so if you use it frequently, check it more often. A good rule of thumb is to check every time you load a new roll. Just hold the shutter down and see if the red lights are there.
Enjoy it and treat it well and it will treat you well!