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The Postman Always Rings Twice...with an LC-A+ RL for Me! (1/2)

2012-05-22

This is the first of two articles dedicated to the review of two awesome cameras. Here, I write about my new LC-A+ RL which joined my two “old” Russian LC-A cameras. Read about it after the jump!

From the Online Shop of Lomography I bought somw weeks ago a Lomo LC-A+ with Russian lens (the RL model), which became a new “friend” of my two trusty LC-A that I bought at the beginning of the ’90. The LC-A+ allows me to work up to 1600 ISO speed. This camera is a great companion for my two LC-A cameras, because I can use a different ISO range.

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I was amazed with the extreme sharpness and for the great saturation of the colors of my LC-A+ RL, more sharp and more vivd with respect to my other two LC-A cameras, maybe because the LC-A+RL is equipped with the “last generation” Minitar 1 lens!

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Because I love colors, the Fun Fairs of Varese and Como (Italy) were two ideal places to test this wonderful camera!

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As you can see, the camera is very reliable, and the exposure is always well-balanced!

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The wooden box is really well though of, with a wonderful book inside. It’s a book rich with some inspiring examples for everyone, and very intuitive to read. There are some interesting technical notes about some simple repair tips. For example, when I take with me my LC-A in my bicycle tours across Europe, sometimes I have a loose screw…and this book helps you make these simple repairs — very little and rare inconveniences that can happen with any camera!

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In the package (which was delivered very quickly), I found a package of three Kodak Gold 200 rolls, a beautiful khaki bag (great for my cameras!), and a pair of film rolls (maybe made by Ferrania) inside two fantastic aluminum cans that are beautiful and collectible!

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I love very much the extended ISO range of this camera, together with the possibility of multiple exposures. With respect to the LC-A, you do not have the indications of the focusing distance inside the viewfinder (this is not a problem, is only a question of practice) and the frames to show the borders of the photo (but even here it’s just a matter of the eye and you’ll soon get used to the new viewfinder). I do not feel the lack of manual choice of the diaphragm with the flash, which I seldom use.

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Together with the camera, I found (in a special offer, together with the camera) a wonderful Colorsplash flash, which I will surely test at the first opportunity! It’s another nice accessory which helps complete my set of cameras!

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So, take an adventure with your LC-A+! Always bring it with you—it’s very reliable and usable in all light conditions, thanks to its extended ISO range!

The Lomo LC-A+ RL has all the features we know and love, authentic Russian lens, and a back that’s now interchangeable with the Instant Back+. Explore analogue possibilities with the LC-A+ RL!

written by sirio174 on 2012-05-22 #gear #review #lomography #rl #cameras #fun-fair #fun #postman #park #user-review #lc-a
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