Lomography’s LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens f/2.8 32mm lens available for pre-order
Lomography has introduced the LC-A Minitar-1 f/2.8 32mm to its ‘Art’ line of lenses. Like that of the original Lomo LC-A 35mm camera (and more recent LC-A+) the lens features a pancake design and Russian optics, aiming to preserve the ‘unique character of its vintage’ origins. The lens will be sold in a Leica M-mount, and is available for pre-order.
The new LC-A Minitar-1 features glass optics that are multi-coated for keeping internal reflections to a minimum while maximizing the color saturation and contrast. The lens also produces a pronounced vignetting effect. Other features include a minimum aperture of f/22 and a four-step zone focusing system, with a close focusing distance of 0.8m (slightly less than 3 feet).
The LC-A Minitar-1 joins the likes of Lomo’s new Petzval and Russar+ f/5.6 20mm wide-angle lens, which features a brass body and is a ‘pioneering’ update to the 1958 Russar. Lomography is asking $349 USD to pre-order the LC-A Minitar-1, and estimates that shipments will begin this July.