The LOMO LC-A
(Lomo Kompakt Automat
) is a fixed lens
, 35 mm film
, leaf shutter
, zone focus, compact camera
introduced in 1984. The design is based on the Cosina CX-2
In 2005, production of the original Lomo LC-A was discontinued. Its replacement, the LC-A+, was introduced in 2006 and production moved to China. The LC-A+ featured the original LC-A lens manufactured by LOMO PLC in Russia. This changed in 2007 and lenses on subsequent models have been made in China. Some LC-As were sold badged as Zenith
, this label was only a sticker underneath the lens. Zenit
(Zenith in some countries) is a trademark of KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Works
The only automatic function offered by the LC-A is exposure. Film loading, winding, rewinding, focus are accomplished manually. Aperture can also be set manually, the shutter speed being fixed at 1/60s (this ability was removed from the LC-A+).
Exposure is completely automatic when the camera is set to "A"
; the shutter speeds range from 2 minutes to 1/500 of a second. The aperture range is f/2.8 to f/16. The automatic exposure system compensates for changes in light levels after the shutter is opened by increasing or decreasing the shutter speed. This, in conjunction with the rear-curtain flash-sync
, results in interesting effects with flash photography in low ambient light levels.
The lens is focused by selecting one of four zones... Read More