When the new Sprocket Rocket Superpop Edition cameras were released earlier this year, I fell in love with their neon glow! I didn’t have a green camera already, and as it is, after all, my favorite colour, it seemed rude not to get one!
I had had a black Sprocket Rocket for a few months when the Superpop Edition cameras were launched. Immediately, the regular Sprocket Rocket looked so boring next to all my other black cameras, and I knew the green one would look perfect in my room. I sold my black version to a friend and snapped up a green one immediately. The reaction, on the launch day was something of a mixed bag really, with a lot of people saying they looked like Ikea had made them (fair point), or that they looked much like toys (Hello? Toy cameras, people!) or even that they didn’t look real. I couldn’t disagree more and like mine so much it is my profile picture here on Lomography.
For a start, as with any Sprocket Rocket, it has great functions, such as the exposed sprocket holes (unless you put in a mask to cover this up), a huge panoramic angle so you can capture absolutely loads with it, and the ability to wind back and forwards throughout your film so you can double expose frames that you shot hours days or even weeks before hand. It also has a bulb setting for capturing great long exposures at night and has a tripod mount on the bottom to make it steady whilst this is being done.
I have to admit that when I got this camera out recently on a Lomography meet up in York, it divided the group to a degree. Half absolutely loved its vibrant colour, whilst others compared it to a bogey or something else as vile! What they did all have to admit however, is that when all our cameras were placed on the table at the end of the day, that one stood out by a mile compared to all the black cameras we had between us – so you can’t fault its ability to make you stand out from the crowd!
The Sprocket Rocket is the world’s first wide-angle camera dedicated entirely to sprockets. And now it’s available in the freshest hues—blue, green, orange, and yellow. The “Sprocket Rocket Superpop!”;http://shop.lomography.com/cameras/sprocket-rocket-cameras features super wide-angle lens that captures the entire width of film and scrolling knobs for easy multiple exposures. Available in our Shop.