Tag: lomo lc-a big book

  • Chapter 2: The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography

    written by gabysalas on 2011-01-07
    Chapter 2: The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography

    New to Lomography? Well here are the Ten Golden Rules that every serious Lomographer should know by heart.

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  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 16: LOMO LC-M, LOMO LC-M2 and KRAB

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-01-14
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 16: LOMO LC-M, LOMO LC-M2 and KRAB

    Similarly to the LOMO LC-M, the LOMO LC-M2 was only produced in very small quantities and was almost impossible to obtain. And what on earth is KRAB? KRAB is an underwater casing for the LOMO LC-A. However, it seems this was a matter of such secret production that even in the LOMO PLC’s own museum in St Petersburg the existence of the 1.5kg heavy cast iron casing is being contested.

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  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 14: The 27th Communist Party Congress

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 14: The 27th Communist Party Congress

    Rapid changes in the history of the Soviet Union in the '80s had a radical impact on the LOMO PLC factories in St Petersburg, and of course, with the production of the LOMO LC-A. The 27th Communist Party Congress which took place in Moscow may have been the last but it was made more memorable with the help of the LOMO LC-A camera.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 17: The Lomographers are Coming

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 17: The Lomographers are Coming

    Due to the major changes in the then Soviet Union at the start of the nineties, the LOMO PLC factories encountered difficulties in dealing with the new environment that they had to live in and the once healthy business that the LOMO PLC used to enjoy started to suffer from a sudden decline. However, all was not lost for the beloved LOMO LC-A when a group of Viennese students "discovered" the once popular camera and brought it to their student flat in Vienna.

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  • Chapter 11: 1984: The LOMO LC-A Goes Public

    written by fookshit on 2011-01-10
    Chapter 11: 1984: The LOMO LC-A Goes Public

    Originally conceived as a Soviet version of the Cosina CX-2 from Japan, the LOMO LC-A (Lomo Kompakt Automat) was aimed for the Soviet masses and was first released in 1984. Initially, 1,100 units were slated to be manufactured each month - solely for the Russian market and after overcoming a few bumps in the road, everything seems to be coming up roses for the production of LOMO LC-As.

  • Chapter 9: Test and Construction Phase

    written by fookshit on 2011-01-09
    Chapter 9: Test and Construction Phase

    The LOMO LC-A vvas in truth a real (and rather cheeky) copy of the Cosina CX 2. Aside from the different lens-cover mechanism (the Cos|na had a rotating cover vvhilst the LOMO LC-A vvas characterized by it's mechanical sliding door, which the Vice Defense Minister really liked) the whole construction of the LOMO LC-A was very much like the Japanese camera: the same dimpled cover extension the inscription on the front and top, the hot shoe flash, the vievvfinder, the exposure counter, the shutter release almost everything down to the smallest detail looked similar. The functions that were available with the Cosina, namely, the automatic exposure and four range settings were also included in the LOMO LC-A.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 10: Problems with Production

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-01-10
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 10: Problems with Production

    A trivial defect during the production of the supposed first batch of LOMO LC-As in 1984 caused problems during production. After extensive work, the various kinks that were found in the first few LOMO LC-As were eventually ironed out and everyone's beloved LOMO camera is finally able to produce the lomographs that it has become known for.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 15: Relocation of the Production to the Filiale

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 15: Relocation of the Production to the Filiale

    In 1986 the complete production of the Lomo Kompakt Automat was transferred from the main LOMO PLC factories, otherwise known as the “Home Base”, to these nearby works.

  • Chapter 13: Advertising and Marketing

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-01-12
    Chapter 13: Advertising and Marketing

    In spite of limited resources when it comes to advertising and marketing, the demand for the LOMO LC-A continued to enjoy steady growth with snap-happy 'Komsomolets' making the effort to purchase the "fantastic plastic camera" from supermarkets and commission shops. Thanks to word of mouth, the seemingly uninspiring packaging of the LOMO LC-A didn't negatively affect the sales of this soon-to-be-iconic product.