The new Sprocket Rocket is going to get all Lomographers and analogue photographers to start talking. After testing it, I am absolutely convinced that the future is analogue. Long life to the Sprocket Rocket!
First of all I have to admit that it’s been a real pleasure to be one of the exclusive “testers” of the Sprocket Rocket. Lomography International assigned me the task to test and experiment with this new camera, a true analogue jewel.
In the past three months, the Sprocket Rocket has given me the opportunity to enjoy new sensations; to capture bits of my daily life in a way I had never before experienced.
Its size and design, the magnificent plastic lens, its touch and even its weight, make it an inseparable companion. From the funny viewer you can feel the reality on the streets, making you look for close-ups, to be right next to the action, to get the best framing. This camera invites you to recover the techniques used by master photographers in the 30s, where the value of proper composition prevailed.
This is a camera that offers and endless list of creative possibilities. We can use multiple exposures and use the B setting (bulb). We can work with two different diaphragms, 11 and 16, with only one shutter speed (1/60), a classic in lomographic photography. The Sprocket Rocket is armed with a super-wide panoramic lens and makes terrific panorama pictures of anything we shoot at, whether we are close or far from the subject, with two focal positions. The feature I personally value the most is the ability to rewind and advance the film at will, so that when we are getting close to the end of it, we can go back and reuse the first frames. Just experiment, investigate and let your imagination do the rest.
That’s the new Sprocket Rocket. An affordable marvel, a treat we can all indulge in to take surprising pictures we will fall in love with. I encourage you all to try it. Get out there and bring the camera as close to your subject as possible. Telling stories with the Sprocket Rocket is a unique experience. It gives you the chance to express with images everything you see and that is hard to explain with words.
To top it all, the new Sprocket Rocket lets you expose the sprocket holes on 35 mm film, and I just love it! I love the aesthetics, having the sprocket holes exposed makes my lomographs into unique pieces of work.
All pictures in this gallery are taken without mask, but you can also use the mask that comes with the camera to get more traditional results.
I am sure lomographers from all over the world will welcome the new Sprocket Rocket, and it might even win the heart of those who are not lomographers yet. As for me… Well, I am head over heels in love with it!
I hope you enjoy my pictures and I’ll see you on our next workshop, with the Sprocket Rocket!
Greetings from Pasquale Caprile.
Lomography Ambassador Spain.