Sometimes it's hard to be gentle with your cameras! (Especially when you're running around town and constantly pulling them in & out of your camera bag.) Here are just a few quick tips for how to take care of common issues that may come up for your Lomography Supersampler and make sure you're ready to snap that quick shot!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my chrome Lomo Supersampler! Still, I have to confess that sometimes I’m not so gentle with it…especially since I normally carry more than one camera & constantly pull them in and out of my bag when I have them with me. Here are just a few quick, super-easy tips to boost your camera’s sturdiness for an active day of shooting.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Super glue, Krazy glue, any super-strong adhesive of your choice
-A permanent marker
The VERY first thing I did when I got my camera was to super-glue the viewfinder into place.
I’ll admit, I don’t use the viewfinder very often, but I didn’t really want to lose it either. The plastic piece pops out VERY easily & it definitely wouldn’t stay on in if I put the camera in my bag. I just glued that little thing in place and it hasn’t moved since! (On the other hand, the fact that it pops out very easily is good news if you don’t like the piece.)
Next, since this camera has two speed setting for taking sequential shots, I used a permanent marker and to identify the “Slow” setting. This helps me quickly figure out what’s going on when I grab my camera in a hurry and the switch has flipped itself in my bag.
This last tip is something that became more necessary over time. Wear and tear on my camera over time has caused it to seal less tightly when I load film and snap it shut. Well, no problem! I just use everyone’s standard Holga trick and pull out my trusty roll of electrical tape to cover up the gaps. Use a transparent tape if you want to keep the light leaks, but taping the camera ensures it won’t pop open when you’re not expecting it!
Anyhow, those are my quick maintenance tips for a really excellent camera that always produces interesting shots! Any fellow Supersampler lovers out there?