We compare two Lomo cameras – The $400+ LC-A 120 and a Holga 120N which can be found for under $50. See how they compare.
The Holga is a fully mechanical, 6×6 medium format toy camera that is made of 99% plastic, including its 60mm fixed f/8 lens. It has 4 zone focus distances, a fixed 1/100th shutter speed, and you can pick one up for $50 or less. The LC-A 120, on the other hand, is nearly $400 more but you get more too. It has a 38mm Minigon lens with an aperture range of f/4.5 – f/16; an auto meter with 100 to 1600 iso range; 4 zone focusing distances; and a multiple exposure setting. The LC-A 120’s meter makes it much more versatile and its glass optics produce much sharper images than the Holga does. The side-by-side comparisons are captured on Portra 400 and processed at The Darkroom Lab —we’d love to hear what you think!