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Splitzing Made Easy with the Split-Cam

My split cam and I have been on a long and arduous journey in the past but I think I have finally mastered this little plastic camera. And for several reasons that I will explain below I actually prefer it to the spiltzer attachment for other higher quality cameras.

Photo by kneehigh85

Following my previous, less than glowing review of the Lomography Split-cam (you can read that here) I thought I would now do a follow up as I have a fully functional Split-Cam that I have had a number of successful shots from.

First of all, when I got a brand new Split-Cam off the internet, it only cost me £10 brand new, which is a proper bargain, even if I do say so myself. I mean I know it is only plastic but I still think £10 for a camera with such a unique feature is good value. The packaging is pretty boring, probably the worst of any toy camera I have bought, which is strange because they are sold on the Lomography store as if they are manufactured by LSI and it is not like them to have such rubbish packaging. Anyway, I digress, lets just say the packaging is boring but sufficient.

With the Split-Cam, you can expose more than once over the same spot, as with any splitzer device. You get 2 little black plastic bits you can slide over the lens horizontally to layer your exposures. Of course I had a few shots that came out a bit generic looking, such as these below:

What I liked the most about the Split Cam however, and what sets it apart from other splitzers I have used, is that there is a red line horizontally across the viewfinder and one vertically. This makes it really easy to line shots up perfectly and make awesome splitzer photos like this:

As someone who is not very good at lining her shots up, this really really helps me to get the desired effect and has made the Split-Cam a definite keeper for my camera bag.

written by kneehigh85

7 comments

  1. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    I was curious about this camera, thank you for the info.

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  2. jurquidi

    jurquidi

    Hmmm...it's a cheaply constructed camera. Mine broke before I even finished the first roll.

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  3. 110isnotdead

    110isnotdead

    Great article. I tell ya, I read your first one and I was thinking, "i just ordered one, oh no!" but I am glad to see that it is not all gloominess about this little camera. One question though, does the viewfinder hold pretty true to the lens? As in parallax compensation? Ive always had problems staging shots with point and shoots, ya know?
    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

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  4. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    @110isnotdead I actually think it is one of the most accurate viewfinders for a plastic point and shoot cam. That legs shot above and the ones of buildings etc, I tried really hard to line up using the red cross in the viewfinder and they came out perfect so I think that is something that this camera is very good for.

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  5. 110isnotdead

    110isnotdead

    @kneehigh85 Thanks, that helps a lot. Now I can't wait for it to come in. I just ordered it today so it might be an agonizing couple of days. lol

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  6. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    @110isnotdead I must admit I havent used mine for ages and ages but I might take it on a walk tomorrow as I have a rare afternoon off work and the weather is going to be sunny (for once!). Be aware this camera loves the sunlight!

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  7. 110isnotdead

    110isnotdead

    Hey, I just got mine and the blinds work well but when I look through the viewfinder, everything is blurry unless I get really close. Anyone else having that problem? Its not a big deal i guess, its not a precision piece but just wondering.
    Thanks

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