52 Cameras: Week 19 part 2 — Lomo LC-A

This camera found a new home through my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EcoBodega

I think I understand the attraction and frustration of using a Lomo. It’s like driving an old Fiat or a Peugot. When it works, it’s über-cool, but you have to put up with a lot to have those cool times.

The first roll I ran through the LC-A, I just pressed the shutter button like any other camera — push and release. I didn’t realize that, A) the shutter opening isn’t instantaneous and, B) the autoexposure circuit is really primitive and you have to hold the shutter button until the shutter closes.

Ballpark of the LC-A autoexposure circuit

Ballpark of the LC-A autoexposure circuit

Digikey has a sweet web-based schematic program for knocking out quick-and-dirty diagrams.

The short version (oops, too late) is, I wasted a roll learning how the Lomo works.

On to the photos…

Power line sunset -- fierce vignetting but it works

Power line sunset — fierce vignetting but it works

Statue at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos

Statue at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos

I was running out of time so I spent a lunch hour at the park looking for interesting subjects

I was running out of time so I spent a lunch hour at the park looking for interesting subjects

When elephants attack!

When elephants attack!

The sun was just bright enough to underexpose and give it that ghostly look

The sun was just bright enough to underexpose and give it that ghostly look

Pigeon pig-out at Ashley Pond

Pigeon pig-out at Ashley Pond

The Stoatmobile

The Stoatmobile

Lomo ISO 100 color print film (expired 05/05).

Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.