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 on 2010-02-13 #gear #tutorials #macro #close-up #close #tipster #lomo #lca #quickie-tipster


  1. lomosexual_manboy
    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.

  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

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

  3. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    yeah 2 is great

  4. mrs-paul
    mrs-paul ·

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

  5. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·


  6. cyan-shine
    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?

  7. olique
    olique ·

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

  8. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    the second shot is really amazing

  9. born-to-ruin
    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!

  10. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wonderful shots !

  11. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great tip!!!

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