Just because you don’t have the ‘+’ in your good old Russian Lomo LC-A, doesn’t mean you can’t join in the analogue fun that is happening here at Lomography. One proof of that is this recipe which everyone can easily do and was actually devised by our latest Tipster of the week!
Recipe for Homemade Splitzer by johann_affendy
• 1 Lomo LC-A
• 1 roll of film
• 1 unused film box
• A pair of scissors
• 2 pinches of adhesive putty (commonly referred to as “tacks”)
1) Load your Lomo LC-A with the roll of film.
2) Use the scissors to cut the film box, preferably the flaps. You only need two small pieces.
3) Stick the adhesive putty to said pieces.
4) Join the pieces together in front of your camera lens, either vertical or horizontal. The two halves should fully cover the lens. Note: The purpose of using putty instead of cello tape is to have a reusable adhesive so you can attach and remove the pieces multiple times without losing its strength. In addition, the camera body will also be safe from superficial harm.
5) Now comes the fun part. Remove one piece and take a picture. Place your subject(s) accordingly.
6) Replace the piece to its rightful position and remove the other one.
7) Before taking another picture, press and hold the small button under the camera.
8) Advance the film as usual, release the small button and shoot. Instant MX function for your Lomo LC-A! No modifications needed. Framing might be a little off though.
9) Replace back the piece and repeat steps 5 to 9 until there are no more exposures left.
10) Send your roll for developing.
11) Rejoice with the results.