Winter Colors with my LC-A+ RL

2013-03-19 3

This is a quick review of my trusty Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens, with some notes about colour rendition and sharpness. In a previous article, I tested the camera in the good season, and I have obtained vivid tones and contrasty images. Now, I write some notes about the use of this camera in the winter light conditions.

In a previous article, I tested this great camera on a bright sunny day, using a well contrasted film, a Kodak Gold 200. Great saturation, excellent contrast, vivid colours. An excellent result well suited for the place: a fun fair.

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In this series of photos, I tested the camera using a less contrasty film, a Fuji Superia 400. This film has an accurate rendition of the colours, with amazing results even in the winter light. Look at the sky: the colours are like pastel and well balanced, The contrast is limited, and the images transmit a great sense of peace and serenity.

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The vignetting effect of the LC-A is inimitable, and the well calibrated exposure meter allows to obtain great shots even in the hands of a beginner. Very good sharpness, even in conditions of winter light (with a more open diaphragm respect to a sunny day).

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The colours are pleasant, but this lens is not an ordinary lens: it has character! This is not an ordinary “postcard landscape”! There are subtle variations of the blue tones in the sky that make this lens very special!

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I love the colour of the water, and the general combination of this camera with this Fuji film. A very good combination for the winter season.

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You can obtain very good results even in strong backlight conditions! No flares, no diaphragm images visible in the photo!

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The bright viewfinder allows you to compose easily every shot! And the focusing lever is very easy to use.

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Great green, red and blue tones in this photo! This camera is great even for landscape photography, not only for street photography or for “shot from the hip”!

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I love the plasticity of these images. A great camera for every Lomographer!

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There is a slight barrel distortion typical of this lens: for this optical defect, the only limitation of this cameras is for architecture photography. Otherwise this is a great “general purpose camera” with unique colour rendition!

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 2013-03-19 #gear #lake #review #winter #sky #december #fuji-superia #lomo-lc-a #rl #como #lomo-lc-a-russian-lens


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I really like the boat pictures.

  2. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    wonderful chosen photos, strongly reflect the winter condition.

  3. kibs
    kibs ·

    Great article! I love my LC-A+ Russian Lens.

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