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Easy Doubles for Your Multilens Cameras

One day, while I was looking at my Disderi Robot 3, I thought about how to make it more entertaining whenever I take photos with it....and it's very easy! Be attentive to the explanation and you will see that it doesn't require any special skills!

With only two steps, you can do some original doubles with your multilens cameras.

First, these are the materials you need, they’re really easy to find:

  • Multilens camera (I choose Robot 3)
  • Scissors
  • A little piace of cardboard
  • Paper napkin (preferably black)
  • Adhesive tape

First step:

Cut a piece of the paper napkin, as it’s necessary for covering the camera’s lens. If you like to cover more than one lens, you should do the same in every one you want to temporarily override. To hold it, put a piece of adhesive tape and make sure that it is properly plugged and it won’t make light enter.

Second step:

Now, cut a piece of cardboard a little larger than the lensand put it on top of the paper that you put in the Step 1. Paste it well, making sure that there is no possibility for light to enter, and you’re ready!

It’s easy, isn’t it? Once you’ve already shot the roll, rewind it and start all over again, plugging up the holes that you previously left free, then clearing the ones you’ve covered. Have fun!

I found it very fun. First, I gave the camera to my brother for him to shoot the first set of photos, and after that, I took it and rewound the roll. I invested in the process and this are the results:

If you would like to see more, head over to this album: Dobles con Rubén

If you decide to try out this tip, share with me the link to the photos in the comments below!


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written by marieta and translated by marieta


  1. rida_srihadiastuti


    i like your article =D
    'cause I've try this 2 months ago by my actionsampler, but i don't know yet how the result.. Hope my trick work good, as well as your disderi :D
    can't wait for the result ><
    (sorry of my bad english, i'm indonesian..)

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  2. marieta


    @rida_srihadiastuti don't worry for your english, I understand all!! I wait for your results!! :-) Thanks to stop here!!

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  3. rida_srihadiastuti


    sure i love stopped in this article :D
    your trick is more simple, and more rational than i've did..
    yes i'll upload if the results already exists :)
    but i doubt of the results will be success.. action sampler have a difficulty of it border line..
    i can't imagine the result =(

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  4. marieta


    @jochan, @raejk14, @neanderthalis y life_on_mars. thanks for your likes!!
    rida_srihadiastuti, It's Lomo!! you can be surprise!! ;)
    @littlekoala muchisimas gracias por pasarte!! :-)

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  5. frogbear


    superb results! i'm also waiting to pick up my developed film tomorrow as I did the same with my oktomat! i love how yours turned out!!

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  6. roxanneross


    that works perfect on that camera! very well! i loved it :)

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  7. marieta


    @frogbear, I'm wait for your results!! ;-)
    @roxanneros, @lostlittlekid, @gdc, thank you!!

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  8. jasminfish


    this is a good one!! I've done the same thing with a Pop 9! It was freaky!!!

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  9. melancholik


    Great idea! I'm gonna try this with my robot camera.
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  10. marieta


    @zekalinova, @jasminfish, @meloancholik thank you for read my article!! :-) I'm waiting for your results!!

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  11. saidseni


    That's a simple and great idea, indeed! Have to try it! :)

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  12. marieta


    @saidseni, thanks for the like and the comment!! :-)
    @camilledh, thanks for read my article!! :-)

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  13. marieta


    @pearlmsqueaks, @cosettex, @nuo2x2, @biondapiccola, @rhysbm, @poppyprongs, @jkz_jkz, @_smg_, @camilledh thanks for all your likes!! I'm so happy with it :-)

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