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Sprocket Rocket - Double Panorama

Sprocket Rocket shoots “extra-wide angle” panorama with the width of two 3:2 photos, which is really wide indeed. Yet you must encounter some occasions one day that even this amazing rocket is not enough, then you need to “double” the panorama!

How to “double” the panorama? Simply, shoot two photos! “Stitch up” with Photoshop is a solution but it is the best if it could be made in one shot! One attractive feature of Sprocket Rocket is to wind and rewind the film any time. I need to utilize it in this quickie tipster. Basically there is only one key step! Here are some reminders, so that you could make a more “well-blended” double panorama.

  • Pick an object to be the centre. (e.g. building, pillar) Shoot the first image on the left-hand-side. Place the centre object on the right of the frame. Use your fingertip to mark the level of horizon. Hold it.
  • Key Step! Wind. When you see the white dot, rewind a bit until you can’t see the white dot.
  • Shoot the second image on the right-hand-side. Place the centre object on the left. Refer to the fingertip for horizon level.
  • Finish! Wind until you see the white dot again. Then continue shooting as normal.

The double panorama will be in approximately 140mm in width. Some part overlaps, which compensates the darker part on both sides. That centre object is distorted in shape, yet it could not be a problem unless it is your boy friend / girl friend. The merging would not be perfect, but I enjoy the fun of these extra long photos!

When developing the roll with “double panorama”, remember to ask the lab whether they can scan the unusual sized-photos for you, and remind them not to cut your masterpiece accidentally.

If you want to view enlarged photos, please visit my LomoHome album

written by singleelderly and translated by singleelderly

15 comments

  1. copefan

    copefan

    cool......

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  2. dotdotdot

    dotdotdot

    Nice tips.. shall try on my next roll!

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  3. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    thank youuuuuuuuuuu!! :) :)

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  4. stickyvinny

    stickyvinny

    Nice tipster!

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  5. fish

    fish

    MTR and MongKok, Good !
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  6. leeemur

    leeemur

    You're a genius! I can't wait to get my sprocket rocket so I can try this out!

    almost 5 years ago · report as spam
  7. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    good one !

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  8. tveden

    tveden

    Cool shots

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  9. maxwellmaxen

    maxwellmaxen

    very clever!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  10. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    fantastic shots. gonna try this!

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  11. 1511

    1511

    this is really cool!

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  12. naqi

    naqi

    great tipster. can't wait to try :-)

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  13. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    now i want a sprocket rocket! hahah
    nice pics!

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  14. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    Great tip and awesome shots. :)

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  15. maaikel

    maaikel

    Great idea!

    about 1 year ago · report as spam

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