Dear Lomogarphy scientists, please consider my proposed concept camera, the Lomo Compact Fantasy!
Lomography has just recently released the Lomo Compact - Wide. An amazing piece of camera indeed! No one could have anticipated that 17mm Minigon lens, or that standard, square, and half frame capabilities. All of these of course, began as a concept, a fantasy!
Wouldn’t it be nice to fantasize about our dream version of the LC-A? It would not cost us at all! And, if we get lucky, Lomography scientists might even consider our concepts! Here is mine!
Let us start of course of the LC-A+. Being the worthy flagship camera of Lomography, it allow us to use it with ease, as well as to be as creative we can get. Let’s take a look at its highlight specifications:
Aperture of f16 to f2.8
Shutter speed as fast as 1/500
Multiple exposure button
ISO 1600 to ISO 100
Standard Hot shoe
Now, what do I wish to be added on or modified form this list? Essentially, I like some of the other features of the original LC-A, some features of the LC-W, as well as features of my other favorite camera, the Olympus XA.
I wish that the aperture priority feature of the LC-A be returned. When I am not in a hurry, or when I want to think before I shoot, I wish to have more control over the depth of field of my photos. Of course, there should still be an option to go on full automatic.
I wish that the ISO setting can be from 1600 to 12. When I use ISO400 redscale film, I’d like over expose as much as five full stops.
I wish for a faster lens; at least an aperture that can go as much as f2.2. Better bokehs for us!
I wish for a self-timer. I want to take self-portraits that are not limited to mirror or arms-length shots.
I wish for 1.5 overexposure switch, for backlit subjects; just like the Olympus XA’s.
An exclusive Bulb switch would be awesome too! So that, i can hold that shutter wide open, for as long as I like, even in broad day light. To each his own trip.
While I am at it, let me push my fantasy to the extreme!
I wish for a more superior, 6 element lens! I really do not understand it very well, but it just sounds so cool! I still want it at 32 mm still, though.
I wish for a mechanism that can switch the camera form standard, to square, to half frame, even in the middle of a roll; no need to manually change frames like the LC-W. Something like the Diana Mini’s.
Now, that is a truly super camera!
Share to us your fantasy camera too! We’ll never know, a Lomography camera engineer might be reading our fantasies.