Newer the LCA , worse the lens. Now they produce them in China. If you have not a good camera and money , its a great camera. I advise you to waste film money in to your Ikonta, Ikon or Rolleicord. There is nohing special at LCA , it does what the others do. You will go mad when the zinc connectors oxide in the battery department to be needed to carved out with a lock key everytime you want to take picture. LOMO is great at cinema optics even matchless if you have 400 to 25000 dollars but not the cameras are great. Some Kievs , Some Feds , East German stuff were competitors.