While on vacation I bought the Wide-Angle lens for my LC-A+ and it has never left my camera bag since then.
I walked into the NYC Gallery Store and nearly died. This place was pretty much a dream come true for me with the ability to touch and play with all the wonderful pieces of analog photography technology. Being from Hawaii, I don’t have much interaction with these products unless through 2D pics on the Internet.
Anyways, I walked out of there with a beautiful piece of glass and metal…the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens. And let me tell you, it IS worth the big buckeroos.
As if the Lomo LC-A+ didn’t have a wide enough view, this lens pushes the limits with its 120˚ angle of viewing possibility. Lines stream to the horizon, disappearing at pinpoints. The skyscrapers of NYC are wide at the bottom, skinny at the top. Avenues of towers are swallowed whole, producing an amazing near-real representation of the landscape.
With the lens on, it brings the LC-A+ to a much healthier weight and something you would want to tote around. It also gives the LC-A+ a much more complete look with its bulbous nose and black lens cap.
Good thing the lens cap leash is also a “Focus Measuring Tape” that helps you out in personal bubble focal length (35 cm) or the first notch on the distance focus lever.
There is also a lever on the bottom that secures the lens to the LC-A+ in case an earthquake were to shake it off. Another good use of this lens to look at negatives through a light box as it nearly resembles a magnifying glass.
My next experiment/modification is to my Ringflash mount in order to Accommodate the size of the lens through the opening.