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Maaikel and his Weapon of Choice: Lomography Sprocket Rocket

The Lomography Sprocket Rocket might be a bit challenging to use but it didn't hinder maaikel from traveling and shooting various film rolls with it. In this week's installment of Weapon of Choice, he graciously shared his Sprocket Rocket story plus some amazing tips on using it.

Name: Maaikel
LomoHome: maaikel
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Weapon of Choice: Lomography Sprocket Rocket

Tell us more about yourself.

I’m Maaikel and I love to take long walks in Amsterdam and in nature. I also love visiting the cinema and traveling.

Why is the Lomography Sprocket Rocket your Weapon of Choice?

It is not the easiest camera to use but once you’ve managed to get it under control, you can have great results.

Any memorable experiences you’ve had while using the Lomography Sprocket Rocket?

After visiting Cuba, I was questioned by the Cuban security people about this camera. They thought it was something really high-tech. It is not funny but memorable for sure.

Would you recommend the Lomography Sprocket Rocket to other Lomographers? If yes, to whom do you have in mind?

Yes, I recommend it to all of film lovers out there! It’s a great way to use every inch of your film.

When using the Lomography Sprocket Rocket, what are you favourite subjects to photograph and why?

This is perfect for taking photos of cityscapes.

Maaikel shares five of his favorite photographs taken using his Weapon of Choice – Lomography Sprocket Rocket:

Any tips or tricks with using your Weapon of Choice?

First of all, when shooting with this camera, you need a lot of light or otherwise do long exposures. Second, make sure the camera is not in the B (bulb) setting if you’re not planning to make a long exposure. Also, don’t forget to use it to take vertical panoramas. Lastly, try out as many films as possible because the results are so different with each film.

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  1. sweetyyydreams


    @maaikel great photos!

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  2. akula


    Low tech cameras can be the most difficult to get good shots - the photographer needs to be aware of exposure, focus even remembering to advance the film or switch off the bulb setting - but when it comes together... magic - your shots are excellent - thanks for posting this @maaikel

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  3. maaikel


    @sweetyyydreams and @akula thank you so much for the kind words!

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  4. mafiosa


    Fantastic selection of your Rocket photos. Great interview :)

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  5. avola


    he, congrats <3 @maaikel!!!

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  6. maaikel


    @mafiosa and @avola happy you liked it!

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