(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.