This time, I want to introduce my favorite camera, the Cosina CX-2. Why does it look like the LOMO LC-A? Sure, because it is LOMO LC-A's father. Someone said the design of LOMO LC-A was derived from the Cosina CX-2.
The full set included a camera, flash, motor drive, diving shell--what a superb set. It's really hard to collect them all. Cosina CX-2 and the LOMO LC-A look very similar outside, the main difference is Cosina CS-2's special "turn-a-round open" lens cap. Besides, the Cosina CX-2 has a built-in self-timer, the lens is 35mm f/2.8. All the other features are just the same as the LOMO LC-A. Certainly, the design and material of the Cosina CX-2 are much stronger than the LOMO LC-A. We all know the made in Russia LOMO LC-A was hard to compare with made in Japan cameras back then.
My Cosina CX-2 was a surprise win from an auction. Not in mint condition, but gave me a huge surprise on the first roll because it produced random light leaks. I don't know what's the problem for light leaks, but this made the shots very dramatic and unexpected. I find the results from light leaks much more gorgeous than cross-processing. I'm in love with the unpredictable light leaks from my special Cosina CX-2.
- Film Format:: 35 mm film
- Lens: Cosinon 35 mm f/2,8 (5 elements, 5 groups)
- Focusing Range: 0.9m to infinity
- Exposure meter:: CdS cell
- Shutter Speeds: 1/500 to more than 2 seconds
- EV Range: EV 2 (f/2,8 at 2 sec.) to EV 17 (f/16 at 1/500 sec.) with ISO 100 film
- Film Speed Range: ISO 25 (DIN 15) to ISO 400 (DIN 27)
- Focusing System: Zone focus
- Flash Synchronization: Hot shoe contacts, "X" sync. 1/45 sec. f/2,8~16
- Self-Timer: 8 sec. delay
- Battery: Two 1,5 volt silver oxide SR44
- Size: 103 × 66 × 42.5 mm
- Weight: 225 g