Lomo LC-A

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Recreating the past: 5 frames with a Lomo LC-A – by Jamie Winder

Photography has been an interest of mine since I can remember, one that seems to only grow over time. Back when I was using digital point’n’shoots (I couldn’t then imagine carrying a larger camera), I read about a small company who had acquired rights to manufacture and distribute an old Russian camera from the early 80s. It was small and as easy to use as my Sony Cyber-shot, but it turned out unpredictable colours, overlapping exposures and crazy light leaks. To eBay!

Lomo Lca on beach

5 Frames with a Lomo LC-A & Ilford XP2 – Athens in the run up to lock-down – By Mark Harrison

Before the COVID-19 lock-down in the UK, I spent a week in Athens at the start of March 2020.

Unsure of the heightened conditions of the airport security, I opted to take my Lomo LCA with a few rolls of Ilford XP2 Super. I’ve used this camera for the last 10 years on trips to various countries around the world as it’s simple, light-weight and I like the intense smell of oil when I use it.

5 Frames With Far Too Much Alcohol (and a Lomo LC-A) – by Ken Hindle-May

I only started shooting film seriously in 2015, with my film-only Project 365, so rewind five years and what we find is a fairly naïve DSLR shooter who had two automatic film cameras for posing on Instagram with creative experimentation.  So it was that in February of 2014 I embarked on my stag weekend (bachelor party, for those of an American disposition), thinking a Lomo LC-A and 200 speed film would be just perfect for a spot of low light, gonzo-style documentary shooting.

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Lomo LC-A – a one-roll / 15-year review

The Lomo LC-A is, without much doubt one of the most well known Soviet cameras. Despite being what basically amounts to a very basic, fairly low quality, point & shoot camera, the long term influence its had on the film photography community and industry is fairly huge.. but, there’s load online about all that stuff. As such, I thought I’d write a bit about my personal experiences with this camera – experiences that span at around 15 years and range from initial distaste to me eventually deciding – thanks to shooting only one roll with it – that my latest Lomo LC-A is a keeper!

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…

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