If you have a love for sprockets and panorama’s this camera is for you. It was love at first sight for me and once you have picked up your photos from the lab well that love will just grow. Wherever you go even if its just around your pool make sure you keep it handy for those 'lomo' moments!
After following all the mystery product clues, when the sprocket rocket was unveiled I knew I had to have one ASAP. Unfortunately i had to wait all of two months to get my hands on one but just as december came into view so did my sprocket rocket (the first one in Johannesburg i might add!)
Once removing the sprocket from the packaging and skimming through the instructions the first thing i did was remove the sprocket blocking device and loaded a roll of 35mm film (and if you wanting to save the first bits of your film there are great headlamps found at most camping stores that offer both a red light and bright white light perfect for out and about film loading). You remove the entire back of the camera and the film is really easy to load you place it on the left side of the inside of the camera and then pull the film out and hook it to the take up spool on the right hand side of the camera.
You place the back back on make sure you do this correctly as the counter wont work if you don’t. Then you are ready to go. There is a wind and rewind turning nobs so you can do multiples or half multiples, actually you can do whatever you like, its the most manual camera you will ever use.
The shutter speed on normal is 1/100 and there is a bulb mode option, you can choose distances from 0 -1m or 1m to infinity. There is also sunny (16) and cloudy (10.8) apertures to choose from, as a rule i only ever shoot on cloudy as i have fairly slow film. There is a hot shoe so you can use a flash to.
This camera is great for landscapes, close ups and just about anything you can think of i have yet to have an unsuccesful roll as this camera delivers the most outstanding photo’s every time! Not only does it take great photo’s but it in itself is a looker. I recommend this camera to any sprocket lover and anyone who loves great photo’s, you won’t be disappointed!
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
Jonesing for more of those sweet Lomo'Instant Hyperlapse videos? Thankfully, we've got another great video ready for your viewing pleasure! This time we have a fantastic collection of Hyperlapses from our Lomo teams around the world. Check it out!
Are you still looking for the perfect last minute gift for your loved ones this holiday season? Don't fret! We have another incredible 15% off our cameras today! Surprise and delight with our wide selection of beautiful analogue cameras. But don't wait around to take advantage of this sweet deal — it's only valid for today.
Got scary ideas for Halloween? It's almost here and most of you are probably ready with the spookiest costumes ever! You can't let your spookiest best go by without capturing them, so load up those cameras, snap the terror away and turn it into Halloween fun. While you're at it, pick your best Petzval Halloween photos and join this rumble!
Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!
Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Perhaps you just now realized we have the perfect gifts for your loved ones? Whatever the case, we've got you covered with our incredible free express shipping deals across the world! Depending on what country you order from, any order over €150/£150/$200 may qualify for free express shipping before the cut off dates. Scroll down to see the details of this super offer!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
When we get the chance to celebrate Christmas in the city, we like to make it a fancy occasion. That's why this time we grabbed the perfect companion for crisp, Christmassy evenings on the town — the New Petzval Lens! Check out the video below to see just how beautiful this lovely lens can frame your holiday memories!
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Don’t you love it when the whole world shifts into new perspectives? Perhaps it’s the moment you realize the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or that secondly when it’s like someone has flicked a switch and life suddenly appears completely fresh again. Well ladies and gentlemen, we are nearly ready to unveil a new Lomographic surprise which will have this magical impact on your photographic life!
Oxjam music events raise money to help Oxfam combat poverty and suffering around the world. Last year, their emergency and development work reached a staggering 15 million people in 55 countries! In line with this year’s Oxjam Clapham which takes place in October,with have collaborated with the event's organizers for a very exciting rumble! The Oxjam Clapham Rumble gives you the chance to win some tickets, a Sprocket Rocket with a Flash, and to be a part of something exciting. Join the competition and grab the chance to win!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!