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The CX-1 and the CX-2 were announced in the French press specialized in November 1980. Both are small compact 35 mm with progammed automatism.
The CX-1 has a Cosinon F/3,5 lens of 33 mm, whereas the CX-2 has a Cosinon F/2,8 lens of 33 mm (5 elements in 5 groups).
The general aspect is identical for the two cameras. The lens and the finder are protected by a metal shutter inserted in a casing which it is necessary to turn of a quarter of turn so that the shutter retracts. Release is impossible if rotation is not complete.
The focusing is indexed and it is done by a cursor located under the lens (little practices). The tiny serrated roller which we see in top and on the right side is the setting of sensitivity of the film, whose value in asa appears in a small window, on the right of the serrated roller.
The choice of the aperture or the recourse to the automatism is possible thanks to the lever which is on the left side of the lens.
The finder of the CX-2 provides more information than that of the CX-1. The value of the focusing is pointed out there, what is not the case of the CX-1. The CX-2 can receive a rearmor, but not the CX-1 and has a retarder (9 secondes).
The CX-1 weighs 225 grams.
Porst 135 auto
Cosina also manufactured and rebranded the CX-1 as the Porst 135 Auto for Porst.
Lomo LK-M aka Lomo LC-M
LC-M or rather known as LK-M was supposingly produced after the first production of LC-A was ceased. However, it stopped it's production awhile later when Lomo 'reproduced' LC-As.
Admittedly, this camera has a rather strong resemblance to Cosina CX-2, but the design features are different.
Contrary to Japanese, the frontal part of Russian is not rotary.
The lens is Minitar of 2,8/32 mm. This one is not equipped with a ring of the distances, but with a cursor with four positions. In the finder, an arrow positions in recall opposite one of the four symbols representatives the distances. In the finder, a diode indicates speeds lower than the 1/30 of second.
Another cursor makes it possible to select the aperture. The shutter calculates corresponding speed. The cell is in CdS.
There is no fast advance lever, but a simple serrated roller.
The basic camera appears to be the same, whether it was made in the early 1990s or is a new Lomographic society model. Very old LOMOs from the early 80s have Russian lettering and film measurements in GOST units. 90's models switched to English letters and ASA/ISO film units. Newer models have the "LOMO Guy" silk-screened onto the viewfinder cover.
Some models have framelines and distance icons in the viewfinder. Some only have framelines. Some have neither. All should have two LEDs in the viewfinder.
In, 2005, the original and one-and-only Lomo LC-A camera has been taken out of production.
The days of its precise assembly by hand have come to an end and its production is no longer cost-effective within their new structure.
Lomo LC-A (russian fonts)
Another Version of the LC-A.
Lomo LC-A (lomoboy)
The well-known version of the LC-A with lomoboy logo.
Lomo LC-A ("XXVII KPSS Congress")
Another Version of the LC-A. Rare Type: "XXVII KPSS Congress" inscription.
Lomo LC-A ("XXVII CPSU Congress")
Another Version of the LC-A. Rare Type: "XXVII CPSU Congress" inscription.
Lomo LC-A ("XXVII LKSM Congress")
Another Version of the LC-A. Rare Type: "XXVII LKSM Congress" inscription.
Lomo LC-A ("70 jubilee of Great October Revolution")
Another Version of the LC-A. Rare Type: "70 jubilee of Great October Revolution, 1987 year" inscription.
Lomo LC-A (Zenith)
Officially the Zenit trademark was (and is) the property of the KMZ factory. However, this factory was owned by the Soviet Ministry of the Defensive Industry, who freely used the Zenit brand whilst exporting cameras made by the other factories they also owned to the West.
Perhaps the first was the Salut medium-format camera, made in Kiev, which was exported as the Zenith-80. (Note the 'h' spelling of the name). Later on, some models of the LOMO-compact camera were sold as Zenit LC-A.
Lomo LC-A (Colours)
Lomo LC-A (limited edition 100th of Lomography in Russia)
Lomo LC-A (limited edition 100th of Lomography in Russia).
Lomo LC-A (Sterling Silver, Egyptian Handcraft)
Lomo LC-A (Sterling Silver, Egyptian Handcraft).
Using the original body as a template, Lomo's small team of Chinese, Russian, and Austrian engineers recreated the LC-A from the ground up. On top of that, many other several new mechanical functions were included(multiple exposures, cable release, expanded ISO range).
There were two types made. One with The Chinese-Made Minitar 1 (The LC-A+), the other, which is limited to 500 pieces per month is with the The Russian-Made Minitar 1 (The LC-A+ RL).
ps. what is written are copied or based on knowledge read on the internet. It may not be accurate as it may be someone else piecing it up together like me.. and getting it mixed up.
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