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5 Frames with a Lomo LC-A – by Pjotr Eijkenboom

I meet this guy at a flea market; Leo. He’s selling a nice black Pentax MV with the 50 1.8 for 15 Euros. He also has a broken Yashica rapid 17 half frame lying around and a couple of old movie camera’s. I ask him if he also sells compacts. ‘Yes, but the boxes are too heavy, so I don’t bring all of them. Pass by my house later and come take a look’ He replied. So I did…

A little while later I visit Leo’s place. His place is packed with thousands of stuffed animals, wood carvings from Indonesia and a bunch of other stuff. Leo and his wife are true collectors. I go through a box of mostly broken Trip 35’s and working Hi-Matics. Some random old shit I’d say. Luckily, treats are always at the bottom of the box; where I happen to find a LOMO LC-A, boxed, like new. There’s even working batteries in the darn thing! I take the camera from Leo for a fiver.

At home I decide to sell the camera straight away, but not before passing a testroll through. The next day I take a stroll from work and shoot 24 shots in under 20 minutes. I must say, I like the results, and I kind of get this whole Lomography thing all of a sudden. This thing is stealth. Focus is quick. The lens is sharp. The colors are great. What’s not to like? Sold it the next day..



Always check the bottom of every box…


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    Scott Edwards
    November 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Great post, both visually and literal-ly.

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      November 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Scott! Look out for the next one.

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    November 8, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Do you regret selling it? I’ve done the whole put a roll through it and sell it on but when the prints come back AFTER the camera’s gone and they are beautiful-then it’s a different story.

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      November 20, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      It was a great little camera and shooting experience was fun. But so are many other cameras. I do not regret selling it.

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    F. Young
    December 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Not a fan of these “found a good camera I could upsell for a huge profit on eBay but I put one roll thru it so I could also get on 35mmc” articles. Classless really.

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