Friday, July 01, 2011

Why I love the LC-A+

(pictures taken by me on the LC-A+ with ISO 100 35mm film)

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently got chosen to be a Lomo Amigo and have been able to enjoy using the amazing LC-A+ over the last few months as a result. I already had the Diana Mini and the Holga 135BC but the LC-A+ very quickly became my "go to" film camera for a number of reasons and I want to show you that if you're looking to get into Lomography that you'll enjoy this camera too. I've tried to narrow it down to a few key points so here we go:
  • Every time I've shot a roll of film, every single picture has exposed. If you already shoot with film you'll know this is a big deal! I attribute this to the wonder of the "double click" feature (that's just what I call it). Basically, if you hold down the shutter it will click once because you've pushed it in, then after awhile it will click a second time to let you know an image has been captured and you can release the shutter. So this means you can take night time images without a flash and they'll still expose! Amazing. 
  • You can still double or multi expose just like with other film cameras but the LC-A+ gives you more control of which images you choose to overlap, which means you don't end up mashing two random pictures together. I know sometimes that can create fun little surprises but other times it's nice to be able to come with an idea and know that you'll be able to make it work.
  • The switch to set the focus is located on the side of the lens and created so you can use it in a much easier way than with other cameras. For example with my Diana I have to stop and twist the front of the camera and take my time making sure the setting is right, however with the LC-A+ you can just keep the camera at your face to continue shooting and just flick the switch down for further away and up for closer.
Those are the main reasons why I love this camera but there are others little details I enjoy as well, such as being able to set the film ISO and also it's handy size and durability. As an ending note I'd just like to point out that this post is not sponsored in any way, I just genuinely love and believe in this camera and really do recommend it if you're looking to get into Lomography. It has been the camera I have enjoyed the best results with and have also found to be the most reliable. If you're looking to buy one, have a browse HERE

37 comments:

  1. Ive always wanted to get into cameras but Ive never gotten around to it. this is motivating me to go for it

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  2. I've been toying with the idea of heading into Lomo territory. I'll keep this camera in mind. Thanks!

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  3. oh my hat!!! these photos are awEsOme!!! WOW!! x

    vivI.Iviv
    www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

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  4. Great photos! Lomo LC-A is one of my favorites too!

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  5. oh! these just took my breath away :D

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  6. Lovely!

    Would you please link to the place where we could buy this camera? Thanks. xo.

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  7. Beautiful pics. I dusted off my SLR recently and once I get some new batteries I am going to play around with film again! Might have to look into Lomography and this LC-A+ camera that you speak of...nice!

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  8. After reading your post about it all yesterday I had a stumble onto the Lamography website and oh my how I want a camera like that. Seriously been hinting my little heart out for a camera for my birthday or Xmas. They look too fun!

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  9. Your photos are gorgeous! I haven't taken any photos in ages and now I feel inspired so thank you :) x

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  10. WOUHAou !!! One day I will be able to do the same !!!

    http://tutuetbarbeapapa.blogspot.com/

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  11. So beautiful! I especially love the first one! You are a wonderful photographer ^_^

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  12. sounds like this camera is going on my camera wish list. being able to set the iso would be very nice indeed!

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  13. thanks :D now I really want this camera!

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  14. I just have to say that I adore your blog! It's beautiful.

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  15. What beautiful photos. The colours are amazing. Where is this place it looks magical.

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  16. I want to be present in a event like that ^^ the photos looks pretty, nice camera

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  17. WoW! the Photos are amazing! I have never photographed with film cameras but this makes me want to learn!

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  18. These photos are beautiful!

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  19. Hi! I would like to have new blogger friends! I always follow back!= )

    And last hours to enter in the giveaway for a 50€ giftcad to shop at DOORTJE !

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  20. These are beautiful! I've been eyeing the L-CA+ but it's a bit pricey, so I'll have to see :)

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  21. Amazing photos!

    www.darkbluestripes.com

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  22. looks like fun :)

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxx

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  23. wow! manda! those are so beautiful! I love how crisp they are, and the color is fabulous.


    A+ my dear. Those could be in a magazine or a book!

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  24. I only have a Diana F+, but I think I have to save my pennies for something better like this :)!

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  25. These photographs are amazing! Well done on being selected to be a lomo amigo x

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  26. These photos are so wonderful!

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  27. Wow, the colors in these photos are beautiful! I can't believe you got such great low-light images with ISO 100 film! Did you push the film at all, or just process it as is?

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  28. i have been trying to choose which lomo camera to get and this helps so much :) i love these photos, especially the first one! where is this balloon fest?
    xoxo,Laura

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  29. These photos are absolutely stunning. Wow! I wanted a Diana, but I think you've swayed me.

    Do you scan the pictures to put them on your blog?

    http://thebinkibox.blogspot.com/

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