Spinner - 360° Miracle


As the name implies, the Spinner 360° gets you a whole 360° panorama shot from every point of view. And I thought I'm able to capture a lot with my Fisheye...

As soon as I heard about this new camera my first thought was: Awesome, but it surely is expensive…
But no! I was pleased to discover, that the Spinner 360° was even cheaper than my object of desire, the Horizon (I now have both :D).

Truly hard to resist, but I made it…’till I went for a visit to the Gallery Store Berlin. In the first place I knew that I would become weak and would not longer resist that camera.

Yes, I was right, it’s mine now and I regret nothing!
This camera is fascinating and so easy to use:
choose your desired lens aperture: cloudy (f/8) or sunny (f/16) and pull the cord – done!

For best results try to shoot in daylight. People told me to use 400 ISO films but I’m more than happy with my results using ISO 100 too.

Some things you should pay attention to:
- open the lens aperture!
The Spinner will do a spin whatever setting you use. Even on “R”, but sadly your negatives will than stay unexposed. You can rewind the film, but therefor you have to notice your failure. It’s easily overlooked.
- watch your hand taking the photo. Have a look at my photos, there is always a finger pointing on something, but no, that’s just the hand that stopped fascinated after shooting.
- it don’t have to be 360° all the time. more or less is fun too. Simply pull the cord less stronger, more stronger or spin the camera manually.

So far I had a lot of fun using the Spinner. My favorite techniques are ‘footloose’, ‘backflip’ and the ‘overhead spin’.
The only technique I didn’t use so far is the ‘toothbreaker’. I’m a bit afraid of pulling the cord with my teeth…

overhead spin

It’s getting difficult if you want to develop your rolls.
Drugstores like DM should be taken with a pinch of salt. They do care for special requests (cross processing, no prints..) but sometimes things went wrong and they cut your negatives…
I don’t have a perfect solution for this so far cause the specialist labs are really expensive but therefor you can be sure that they can handle your rolls and special needs.
Scanning with the Epson Perfection V300 Photo or CanonScan 9000f works great but the enclosed masks are hiding the sprockets.

That’s why I place the negatives directly on the glass (Epson V300 Photo, needs patience!!) or use the 120 mask (CanonScan 9000f). I now use only the CanonScan (sold the other one).
The DigitaLIZA could be a real help too and is already on my wishlist ;)

written by spoeker on 2010-12-11 in #reviews #spinner #lomography-spinner-360-camera-requested-post #panorama #spinner-collection-2012 #user-review #360
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  1. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    great spinner pics!

  2. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    Great article, the Spinner is sooooo addictive, I love it too :)

  3. naqi
    naqi ·

    lovely photos. thanks for sharing. need to save up for my first spin :)

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  5. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Great job. I think the DigitaLIZA is a must have. For the first several months I put the negs directly on the glass but had problems with Newton Rings and curling negatives so I started sandwiching the negs between 2 sheets of non-glare glass with better results but it really wasn't until I got a DigitaLIZA that I was really satisfied.

  6. weedos
    weedos ·

    Great article and awesome pics :-)

  7. kungfuk3n
    kungfuk3n ·

    Awesome photos! What did you mean by "needs patience" when you mentioned the Epson Perfection V300? I was planning to buy that scanner...

  8. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    thanks @all :D I love my spinner!
    @kungfuk3n: the epson V300 Photo comes with just one mask for 35mm film. You can't scan the sprockets with this mask so you have to put your negatives right on the glass and you have to adjust them so that they fit perfectly under the transparency unit of the scanner - that needs patience ;)

  9. catllm
    catllm ·

    I am using canoScan 9000f. How can I use the 120 mask to scan 35mm negative with sprocket holes?
    Do I still need the DigitaLIZA ?

  10. ccimaging
    ccimaging ·

    Here at CC Imaging Leeds (UK) we'd have no problem processing, scanning and printing your Spinner pics! Check us out or give us a call if you have any questions! www.ccimaging.co.uk

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