Multiple exposure with the Color Splash? Six screws and a screwdriver make it possible!

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Who doesn't feel it's painfully missing? A multiple exposure switch on your beloved ColorSplash. If you don't mind a few small holes in the face of your white spaceship - or you can accept it in order to make colorful multiple exposures with your ColorSplash - Here's a little tip.

All you need are two fine mechanics/jewelers screwdrivers, one flat head to pry with and one Phillips head to unscrew the body. A cordless drill with a 5mm metal or wood drill bit and a black or white film pot you probably have around the house to prevent the screws from being lost.

First, open the camera as usual. ATTENTION: NOT REAL FILM INSIDE! Then you screw the six screws from the case. There are four short screws in the film compartment and two longer for the cover. Off to the film pot with them.

Then you carefully pry up the black ring at the end of the flash.
Just a little, and remember, it’s all plastic!!

Now you can carefully divide the ColorSplash.
Watch out for the battery door and the viewing window, they can fall out.

Now you can see the mechanism on the front of the camera.
The first picture shows the charged state, the second “relaxed”.
Try it out with a key or something. However, I have two of the camera, and both have somewhat different insides, which is perhaps based on the year of production. The mechanism is very similar and the conversion went well in both.

Using the cordless drill, drill away the lower half of the “SPLA” on the ColorSplash logo, Note! Risk of injury!

Reassemble everything and you’re done!

Have fun creating!

written by earlybird on 2011-06-05 in #gear #tipster #tipster #camera-modification #colorsplash #earlybird #diy #multiple-exposure #camera

11 Comments

  1. syafiqmddaud
    syafiqmddaud ·

    im trying too, but im putting a string instead of using a manual push for it..wish me luck!

  2. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    nice

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I'm with @syafiqmddaud :)

  4. tiranapermata
    tiranapermata ·

    nice!

  5. bluemie5
    bluemie5 ·

    thanks for this tip. worth the effort!

  6. bear1973
    bear1973 ·

    @superlighter and @syafiqmddaud, try waxed dental floss rather tham plain string, it won't fray as quick.

  7. earlybird
    earlybird ·

    @syafiqmddaud: i was too lazy !!! maybe you will make a tipster : ) and thanks to @duckduckninja for translating LOMO ON!!

  8. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    nice, thats what i like

  9. blormore
    blormore ·

    Nice tipster!

  10. threemoons
    threemoons ·

    Another thing u can do is just use the 35mm back for your Diana F+ and use the colorsplash standalone flash. Ditto for just using the Colorsplash on any other hobby camera that lets you do multiple exposures (my vintage Smena comes to mind).

  11. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    love it, might buy a second colorsplash to try it though

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