In Focus: Oktomat

Unleash this multi-lens shooter on your next Lomowalk and be blown away with its 8 perfectly sliced frames in one shot!

Capture your subject into 8 different frames that shoot in a matter of 2.5 seconds with the multi-lens wonder that is the *Oktomat*. Employ its 8 odd-but-fun-looking plastic lenses to create a photo that can tell a story in one shot.

Why settle for one lens when you can use 8? The Oktomat can spice up any Lomowalk. Whether it’s portrait photography, quick snapshots or action photography – the Oktomat can capture it all on 35mm film in a sequence of shots. Barrage your subject with a volley of snaps and clicks with this lovable analogue shooter from Lomography.

And as a side note, the Oktomat will be celebrating its birthday this week! Happy birthday in advance to you, you eight-eyed-wonder you!


  • Eight Photos with One Click: unleash the Oktomat’s 8 plastic lenses in one press of the shutter for fantastic oktographic photos.
  • Shoot from the Eyeball: use the dedicated viewfinder for a first-person view of what your multi-lens shooter sees.
  • No Fiddling, No Worries: the Oktomat’s fixed focus, aperture and shutter speed make for a no-fuss analogue experience. Just load up using a fast film and enjoy the ride!
  • Experiment with Eight Frames: spice up your analogue adventures with the Oktomat. Use color filters, masks and different angles to get the most out of this multi-lens camera.

Oktomat’s Technical Specs:

  • Type: Multi-lens camera
  • Material: Plastic
  • Viewfinder: Collapsible sportsfinder
  • Film: 35mm (color negative, black and white, slide)
  • Lens: 8 individual plastic lenses
  • Serial Exposure Time: Approximately 2.5 seconds for all lenses to fire
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Film Advance: Lever
  • Focusing: Fixed focus
  • Frame Counter: Auto Frame Counter
  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 second
  • Weight: 0.4lb (0.2kg)
  • Size: 4.25″ × 3″ × 1.25″ (11cm x 7.5cm x 3.2cm)

Check out these dynamic eight-framed Oktomat shots from the community:

Credits: i_am_four-eyes, neurodiaz, mephisto19, senshisheena, daitita, naomac, fepatti, cohetesnaranjas & spacechampion

Looking for camera gear that fits your shooting needs and style? Then check out these other In Focus articles from the Magazine:
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written by cheeo on 2014-07-22 in #lifestyle #oktomat #multi-lens #in-focus

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