The Pop 9: Golden* 9Eye is Watching You!

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There are lots of plastic beauties featured with four lenses, even with eight lenses, which show you moves and bring some action into your life. Among all these plastic fantastic cameras there is one with a little eccentric touch – the golden 9eye! She’s the static queen and pictures a moment of calm 9 times. This means that to shoot one object looks like a fantastic design and that’s why it is almost impossible to mess up a photo. It is often a big surprise to see the results of your film – even when you think that you took some shots which do not live up with your high expectations.

The only chance to mess up a pop9 shot is when it is too dark. You should always use the built in flash especially when you decide to take your shots from very close. Don’t forget to check if your battery – one AA battery is required – is charged. When you don’t use your pop9 remove it. I sometimes forget to remove the battery and the next time I want to take photos the flash does not work due to an empty battery. Annoying!
I always use 100 ASA film with my pop9 camera combined with as above mentioned flash. My favourite type of film is black and white film with a good contrast. In my opinion the photos look more artistic and special in black and white. But I also use colour film and most of the times the results are great too.
You can develop your pop9 films at any drugstore but there is the risk that they cut your images wrong. If you are able to scan your negatives, just let them develop the negatives and write on the film bag “please don’t cut”.
Something strange in the end: The images come out upside down. I figured it out after I made some double exposure experiments combined with other cameras. But maybe this is just a “special feature” of my pop9. :)

*also available in black

written by agrimony on 2008-10-22 in #reviews #pop-9 #lomography #35mm #multi-lenses

6 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i like the pop9!!!

  2. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Really nice gallery =)

    The images come out upside-down because the pop9 loads differenty than other cameras. The film cannister goes in the right instead of the left side and with the bottom up.

  3. goldie
    goldie ·

    Agrimony, your BW pops rocks...

  4. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    thank you all! :)

  5. fuzztone04
    fuzztone04 ·

    the b&w's are killer...some of them look soooo lo-fi its nuts. awesome shots. i just bought one of these beauties for my girlfriend for her birthday and I was wondering what the shots might look like, now i know.

  6. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    hai there agrimony
    i like your bnw pic? are you shoot it in the dark also.

    i have try double pop 9 and lca,(the pic is at my lomohomes)and yes the pop 9 image turn down.if you want to make the pic look nice,maybe the camera must be set up in the other way around before u shoot

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