Like: It’s light, yet durable enough that it can be thrown into the most hazardous of bags. Shooting with the LC-Wide couldn’t be simpler, though there is a lot to learn (or re-learn) when shooting with the delicacies of film. You can switch between square and half-frame shots using frame mask inserts, plus shoot in standard full-frame, which captures stunningly wide-angle images at 103 degrees. My full-frame shots (taken on some cross-processed Fuji T64 film) have a fantastic amount of vignetting, whereas the Kodak Portra 400VC I chose for the square-frame makes for a more natural colour reproduction.
No Like: Are the new features worth an extra $US100? The LC-A+ costs an already-too-pricey $US250, but $US350 does seem to push the LC-Wide out of the fun-follies bracket and into the dangerous ok-now-you’re-costing-as-much-as-an-entry-level-DSLR redzone. These cameras shouldn’t be viewed as a replacement for digital, but it’s a hard pill to swallow nonetheless. With the added cost of film and developing, it suddenly becomes a very expensive hobby.