Lomo LC-A+ Camera Goes High-End With 24-Carat Gold Finish

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Lomo cameras (back in the day) were popular as they were cheap as chips and almost disposable, made from just flimsy plastic. Now, they're coated in 24-carat gold and in limited edition runs of 130 pieces.

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It'll still produce the same dreamy photos full of saturated colors and vignetted corners, but at $600 a piece it'll probably be relegated to a dusty shelf than actually be used. Still, I definitely want one—especially now that I can spoil the aesthetic completely with Lomography's new instant back accessory for the LC-A+. [Lomography via Retro To Go]

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So you put a few microinches of gold, worth a few dollars, on a cheap camera, and voila, expensive cheap camera.

"While most decorative deposits are two to four microinches thick, there is a growing demand for deposits with thicknesses of seven to about 30 microinches. These finishes are also plated over bright nickel, although sometimes over silver, and are marked "Gold Electroplated." Gold deposits over 100 microinches thick earn the designation of "Heavy Gold Electroplate.""

[www.pfonline.com]

Gold plating might look nice, but it's only value is cosmetic.