As soon as the LC-A 120 was introduced to the Lomography community, I was completely hooked. I couldn’t imagine anything better than an LC-A in medium format.
Zonderbar sent me a test model and I ended up shooting 10 rolls of film with it! Because it’s made of plastic, it’s very lightweight and it also has an amazing glass lens that takes very sharp photos.
You really have to first get used to such an extremely wide angle lens. Even if you get up 60cm away from your subject, it’s amazing what will fit into the photo! Because of the automatic exposure and many ISO settings, there’s almost nothing you cannot do with this camera!
The optics can also make for a wonderful blur, and for that effect, I especially love the 60cm setting! For some exposures, I used a colored filter by LEE and taped over the exposure meter in order to get a really low ISO setting, which ended up working great!
For portraits, a wide angle lens isn’t exactly what you’d call typical, but the camera brings a new angle to the matter and it’s really fun to work with!
I exposed so many of the films in bad weather! But that works fine for me, because I enjoy working with dia films with little sunlight.
The camera really inspires you to try photographing different kinds of things in medium format. Some of the things I tried out with the LC-A 120 are things I never would have photographed with my Holga or PSix! But the LC-A 120 is perfect for every situation!
Even long exposures with a tripod and cable release work really well. Next time, I would try to overexpose my shots a bit more.
My second-to-last film was 35mm film, which I also found suitable enough for the camera, even if you have to open up the camera and fiddle with the transport.
The last roll was just for fun and my last bonding moments with the camera. I didn’t want to give it back!
As you can see, the camera is really versatile and I’m already excited to get my own LC-A 120, which should be in the mail at this moment!