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.
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.