Originally Posted by Huss
You not packing that Lomo LC-A 120 anymore Pioneer?
Oh certainly Huss, just not as often as the little Agfa over the past few months.
The Lomo is my hands down favorite for street/candid photography, but I haven't done as much of that lately. I did put a couple of rolls through it during a trip to the museum with my grandkids last month but I don't think I've had it out since. I could have taken it to the fair a couple weeks ago but I carried the M-A instead. I do love that camera and it is almost as handy as the Leica III.
Lately it has been a lot more night-time high school football games or heading to the mountains for the landscapes and fall colors.
With the sports I am pushing my film mercilessly while working and moving quickly, something that little Leica is perfectly suited for. I am really used to working with it and I'm not about to change my working methods in those situations anytime soon.
The landscape work is done with a lot more deliberation and thought but I am walking up and down the sides of some pretty steep slopes so I certainly appreciate how light and easy to carry the Jsolette is. And that Solinar 85mm is an absolutely amazing lens for that kind of work. Those Tessar designs just seem to work well with black and white or color no matter how old they are. The contrast is a bit lower but the detail is all there.
I know the Lomo is perfectly capable of both tasks (though maybe not so much the film pushing part) but I don't usually use it that way. Of course now that you got me thinking about it I'll have to pack it into the hills with me this coming weekend and see how well it handles some Velvia. The Agfa certainly likes it, I shot quite a few rolls during a hunting trip last year, and I see no reason to believe that the Lomo won't like it just as well. The camera itself is certainly light enough that it won't tax me physically to carry it.
As a kind of interesting side note, and perhaps more apropos to this thread, all of these are full frame mirrorless cameras.