As someone who loves prints ala Andy Warhol's famous pop art, I knew I had to give the Pop 9 a go as soon as I can.
Just like the Supersampler and the Actionsampler, the Pop 9 is an analogue multilens wonder. But unlike these two Lomo favorites, the Pop 9 doesn’t take a number of sequential shots; rather, it shoots nine similar frames in one lomograph with just a single press of the shutter.
Using it is very simple: just aim the viewfinder to your subject and fire away. If you’re under low-light conditions, this camera has a built-in flash that you could use (make sure to load a AA battery on it before use). Practically anyone can use it without encountering any trouble at all.
The Pop 9 has fixed camera settings, so it’s best to use a high ISO film, say 400 and above, to be on the safe side. On a more creative note, I suggest taking note of unique objects or scenes around you and try to imagine how they’d look like on a print.
These are my test shots for the Pop 9. Unfortunately, I only have these because for some reason, the rest of the photos in my 36-shot roll (expired Kodak Ultramax 400) failed to be captured. I’d love to give it another try sometime and take better, eye-catching photographs, keeping in mind the things that I learned from my first attempt.
I’d say the Pop 9 is perfect for those who want to create prints out of the things that they encounter everyday – say, at home or on the daily commute to work or school. It’s compact and lightweight, too, so you can fit it inside your bag along with the rest of your daily essentials!