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 Post subject: Buying a Lomo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:10 pm 
I have recently been looking at the Lomography website and the photos these cameras produce are amazing and just the kind of thing i have been looking for. I was considering buying the LCA+ however when i looked at the price it comes out as about £250. Considering i paid about £350 for my EOS 450D it dosnt look like a wise investment. I was really wanting to know if anyone had of these and if they are really worth the cash, also i am an expat living in Shanghai and i dont have the resources here to set up my own little dark room so it would be great if someone could tell me whether or not the photos still look the same if they are developed by your local Kodak shop?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:52 pm 
I used to have an LCA+ and i LOVED it. Lomo products seem to pride themselves on producing out of focus, vignetted and generally what some would call "unproffesional" photos. However, if you are after a unique look to your photos then i would say go for it! You can easily get the prints developed at your local Kodak shop and the results (unless you are into cross processing and mixing chemicals) are the same as if you did it at home. The colour saturation, beauty of using film, the depth of field and the surprise you get when your prints come back is magic! Admittedly, the name Lomo comes with a price tag - would you usually pay $500AUS for a piece of plastic?? You might want to check out some cheaper lomo alternatives or a different camera altogether. Do a bit of research and see what other people say.
In the older posts of my blog i have quite a few Lomo LCA+ pictures if you want to take a look and help make up your mind.
Hope that helps!

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Hi folks,

As we have two recent threads on "Lomo" it seems like a good idea to consolidate. It's a toss up but as this thread had languished for a while I hope it's OK if I lock this one and ask that the conversation continues at Advice on Lomo. If you think I've got it wrong then please PM me.


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