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Final Verdict on the Lomography LC-A 120 automatic film camera:

Yes. It’s nearly $500 for a predominately plastic camera. And worth every penny.

Cuz for $500 it’s difficult, though I admit not impossible with the right kind of eBay skills, to get as solid performing a medium format film camera with a 38mm ultra-wide (21mm equivalent) lens. It IS impossible to get such a camera in as small a package for $500, unless you’re using a Holga; the $20-$50 competition. The LC-A 120 is 100 times sharper, more color faithful, and more evenly vignetted than any Holga, with similar contrast and soft corner effects, a wider GLASS lens, and closer focus distance.

The body is mostly plastic, though difficult to modify/DIY repair, and about as durable as a Holga (with flash circuits), and there’s no dedicated repair service outside of Lomography in New York, so you do have to be careful with it (I was frankly reckless when I broke my used one). AND it can be tricky to load film into the LC-A, especially the first few rolls.
But will $500 get you another compact medium format camera with a faster-than-a-Holga lens that you can slip into outdoor concerts and other “professional” camera-unfriendly events and spaces? With a practically silent shutter and zone focusing system that allow for discrete street and candid photography? That anyone would say produces “sharp” images?
Nupe.
This camera is a game changer if you enjoy wide angle film photography but need more quality than 35mm, an absolute beast at street photography and environmental portraiture, and an interesting, more compact, discrete, and mostly affordable alternative to a Mamiya 6/7 for a crazy photojournalist looking for a film outlet.
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I know I haven’t had a lot of photojournalism opportunities lately, but shooting @bondageagogo_themenights are keeping me sharp. Come check me and the event out every third Thursday upstairs at Exit! @exitclub!
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I woke up this morning in a sweat-drenched fright. I had overslept; had meant to make some early morning calls. Luckily one of the 32 alarms I had Siri set for me last night finally broke through the apneatic snores and restless sleep before 10. There was a tension in the apartment, even with my other half asleep in his room, there was an invisible apprehension in the air, thick enough to cut with a dull blade.
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You'd think the speed bump and the pothole would be natural foes, but in the concrete jungles of Chicago, they're unlikely allies against the most reckless creature of them all, the Chicago motorist.
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