ActionSampling Around the City of Seattle!

When the Sun shines in Seattle, its kind of a big deal. Actually, its a really big deal. Time to venture out and explore the city with my actionsampler! Here is my review of this multilens camera!

Seattle is known for its rainy weather. Winter is a long drawn out season here with mainly gloomy overcast days. Sometimes, it can be sad. In fact, there is a mood disorder for that called Seasonal affective disorder. However, with spring in full swing now, the sun is out and the entire city changes! Everyone suddenly wants to go outside and reacquaint themselves with that big yellow ball in the sky. I love it! Okay, now that you know what I have to work with, let me bust out my Lomography ActionSampler.

Credits: herbasaurus

This small camera was given to me by a friend from the Seattle Lomography Adventurer Club, our local Lomo group. He advised me that I wouldn’t need too much light and I’d be perfectly fine shooting indoors with my normal room lights on. Here are some of the indoor shots:

Credits: herbasaurus

URGH. My first few shots were so dark! I thought my friend had played a good trick on me. Honestly, I didn’t know these were too dark. I was too infatuated with my Diana Mini that I tucked the ActionSampler away, only to be remembered this spring. With the first shots too dark, I continued through my first roll and I was definitely in for a big surprise.

Credits: herbasaurus

A friend of mine came up to visit me a few weeks ago and he was lucky enough to visit on a very sunny weekend. In Seattle, I think people are more appreciative and grateful for the sun. More people get up and out, as we try to do as many things in the sun as possible.

Here are a few shots from the ferry:

Credits: herbasaurus

With four lens, the ActionSampler takes 4 sequential shots. Once you take a shot, you’ll hear a slight whirring sound. Don’t be alarmed. This is normal! The sound is pretty loud indoors and you are bound to get some looks. Like most lomo cameras, this camera is almost entirely made up of plastic and is light in weight. It will easily fit into a pocket or just toss it in your pack/purse/bag. It is a little bit longer than the Diana Mini, but smaller in width.

As you can see, the pictures come out soft with a dreamy look most people are looking for. With nothing really to focus, you kind of just shoot away and hope you caught something! I love how the buildings look, especially with the four images on each frame.

Credits: herbasaurus

When you move into the shadows, you can see a dramatic change in the pictures. Moving into the shade, the actionsampler pictures change dramatically. I feel like this camera is just hungry for tons of light! On the other hand, you can still get some good shots in the shade. The actionsampler does not come with a flash. I haven’t tried it out yet, but I would love to try the Actionsampler Flash. Here is a picture in the shade on the same sunny day:

Credits: herbasaurus

The camera uses 35mm film, which is great because you can take it to get it developed almost anywhere! I usually tell the lab people not to cut the negatives, because they may mistaken the pictures to be half frames and cut it straight down the middle of the frame.

Credits: herbasaurus

Overall, I like this little camera. I suggest you shoot out in a lot of light when using any film 400 ISO and under. As spring continues and the sun is out more, I’ll definitely be taking this camera around to catch some action around the city. Take note — the ActionSampler thrives with a lot of sun. Winter is over, so go out and use your ActionSampler!

Credits: herbasaurus

The Actionsampler Clear snaps up a series of four images on one 35mm print. This multilens camera records your subject’s movement and now has an ultra cool transparent body. See it with the rest of our Multilens cameras here!

written by herbasaurus on 2012-05-23 in #reviews #seattle #lomography #actionsampler #review #35mm #first-roll #herbasaurus #fuji-film #friends

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