I bought this accessory to use with my LC-A refurb the day it came out, and at first unfortunately i had a few problems, e.g. flat head screws on my hinge, not Philips head screws and the advance wheel being stuck when the back was on…
I’m glad to say I overcame these problems with a little help from LSI and had a great time ever since! The images are nice and sharp and have colours only achievable through instant film, combine this with the black edges and you have a great combo. The distance setting on the LC-A is altered when the back is on, 0.8 becomes 0.5, 1.5 becomes 0.8 etc, allowing you to get closer to your subject which is always a good thing. I have used a few different accessory’s with the back with varying amounts of success as you will see in my gallery, i tried out the Diana close up lens, but they came out slightly blurry (testing will be done to find correct focus distance) and I also tried the fisheye lens of my SLR, but that came out very blurry at short distances and a bit blurry at longer distance, so I’m just going to count that one out!
I have also tried out the Diana flash and Ringflash – both of which worked fine! my favourite accessory I have used so far, though has to be the small green filter. It gives the photo’s a green cast! I want to say almost like every X-PRO slide film haha! But i just love the effect it gives. It’s also great for doing doubles just don’t forget to change the iso to 400 as not too over expose like I did on one of my shots.
Overall the back will take a little time and a few curse words to install but is very much worth it in the end, and will bring endless fun and experimentation!