Five Solid Years With the LC-A+ Russian Lens

2013-04-02 14

This story goes way back to 2008, I was just a one year old Lomographer longing for a LC-A+. Those good old days really made me and inspired me to buy a Lomo LC-A+ because at that time there were so so many Lomographers who shot amazing photos from it. This review is about my personal relationship with one camera that changed not only myself, but also my life entirely. Here’s a story about my five solid years with the mighty-ultimate-wonderful-reliable-compact camera, Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens!

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To be honest, I got my LC-A+ Russian Lens. by spending all my piggies in 2008. I’m officially in a relationship with a girl. Until now we’re still together. I’m so grateful for that and more of that story later but here’s the best part, because 2 weeks after my official relationship with my girl, the dream camera that I’ve been waiting for arrived at my home. I remember that I was with my girl at her home, then there’s was a phone call from my house, “Adi, there’s a package from DHL!”. I knew that was my Lomo LC-A+! I went running and rushed to my home. When I got back home, I ran upstairs and opened the package! Oh my god there’s that package, that box, that camera, and it was a magical feeling until now, I remember every moment of it!

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As we all know that the LOMO LC-A+ is a camera for everyone who loves snapshots! Yes, documenting every detail of your everyday life, shooting your family, shooting your lover, shooting your pets, and all that brilliant stuff! For me this camera is like my own eyes which I want to record and capture every moment in front of my eyes, it could be a dull moment or maybe a great unforgettable moment, I will shoot it anyway, any day and every day.

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To acknowledge how wonderful this camera is, let’s just see these gallery below :

Black and White

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Color Negative

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I just can’t really express my feelings toward this camera into words, so just let the photos speak for itself. Just for this review and this story.

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Beside that, this camera is just so perfect for doubles! Say you want to do doubles with yourself just MX it but I prefer to roll back the film to the start and shoot again and again. Doubles is fun with yourself, but the best is film swap and this camera really support this fun Lomographic activity because there’s the Auto Exposure feature, so brilliant! All you have to do is shoot everything around you, and don’t forget to change the ISO setting to prevent overexposure! Once you finish your roll, be merry and pass it to your dear friend for a film swap. Happiness is simple right?

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Take your camera everywhere you go! I really always remember this rule and I take this camera everywhere I go including taking it to my travels. This camera never misses a trip, I always bring it with me. Maybe I left the Horizon or Holga at home but this camera I must carry it, I don’t know the reason but there’s something about this camera. You’re probably reading this article and have your own reason and answer. Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens is your perfect travelling buddy especially for a solo traveler like me.

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Why Russian Lens? I chose it to remind me that this camera is from old Russia mixed with the modern age. I love the idea of two different eras meeting together, the original lens from Russia and the modern body of the brand new Lomo LC-A+ which results in so many possibilities! You can use flash, you can do MX easy as ABC, set the ISO, and those amazing features! . I just love this camera so much and there’s a special space in my heart for this camera. On this occasion too I will thank my Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens for accompanying me for five solid years, we went through bad times and good times, traveled for miles together, shooting for countless hours. This review I made is based on my five years using this wonderful camera, what can I say more?

Long live the Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens!

Credits: adi_totp

written by adi_totp on 2013-04-02 #gear #review #adi_totp #russian-lens #camera-review #requested-post #lomo-lc-a-russian-lens


  1. segata
    segata ·

    Heres to another 5 happy years :)

  2. martinpruv
    martinpruv ·

    I've recently bought a LCA+ RL, shot my first two rolls with it and now I'm waiting with urge to see my photos developed. Very thanks for your review. I'll scan my photos and upload them soon to share with you! ;))

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @segata cheers!! thank you very much :D

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @martinpruv you're welcome! I hope this review helps you :D Okaaay! Just message me the link, thanks!

  5. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

    great writing man! i wanna cry while hugging my LCA+

  6. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    hahaha beda ya emg kl udah kaya lo buat review di, poi nya menarik banget!

  7. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    how come your LCA+RL can "tahan" so many years? my LCA+ always breakdown after 1-2 years! Guess the quality is not what it used to. Great article! Lomo on!

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @panjihardjakaprabon thanks bro! Kalau saya inget pisan panji beli dimana LCA+ dan ada fotonya loh nji..hahahaha

  9. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @istionojr terima kasih deknoooo! gua ngetik review sambil sedih sedihan juga soalnya yaa lama punya LCA+ sama kaya hubungan gua sama rizka.. sama sama 5 tahun :)

  10. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @coolsigg thank you very much maaan! Yes mine is "tahan",hahaha.. I think what you said about the quality is absolutely true! The secret to "tahan" is I always used it everyday so if I have a new camera I will use it daily to know how strong the camera is :D .. thanks again man!

  11. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    mba yuphe :"

  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @istionojr <3 <3 <3

  13. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    kebayang senengnya pas pertama kali dapet haahha nice article di!

  14. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @robotto_dawad terima kasih wad! hahahaha seneng pisan! parah! :D hahaha

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