Digitalizing your Sprockets With the DigitaLIZA


If you are looking for a method of getting your films sprockets in your PC look no more. Just use the DigitaLIZA scanning mask especially made by Lomography for your Spinner 360, Sprocket Rocket, and Horizon Perfekt or Kompakt.

Here’s a beautiful thing created by the Lomographic Society: The DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask. It’s all about scanning your sprockets.

This scanning mask is one of a kind. There’s no other like it. It’s made out of plastic, 35mm film fit perfectly in it with the magnetic fittings and it can be found in Lomography Store.

If you are using the Sprocket Rocket, Spinner 360, or any camera that is exposing the sprockets of a 35mm film, and you want all the image to be scanned, you must own the DigitaLIZA.

It works with any flatbed dedicated film scanner and it’s for real, not like one of those cheap plastic masks that breaks appart after a couple of uses. It lasts a lifetime if you treat it well. So, be careful.

I got mine and I am so happy about it. I’ve encountered some problems about using the 35mm DigitaLIZA and my Epson scanner but I managed to work it out. Now I’m scanning only with it because it gives a nice look to my film and I also can create nice film straps and also nice panoramas.

Here are some results by combining the DigitaLIZA 35mm and Sprocket Rocket:

I like this, and I now don’t have any problems with scanning my sprockets and panoramas.

The DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask holds your 35mm negatives in place so you can scan them, sprocket holes and all! Be your own boss when it comes to scanning 35mm negatives, giving you ultimate control over your images! Visit the Shop and get your very own DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask.

written by pvalyk on 2012-02-16 #gear #35mm #review #rocket #horizon #lomography #sprocket #360 #spinner #digitaliza #user-review #camera-accessory #scanning-mask


  1. slzrr
    slzrr ·

    Hi , just curious, when you scan do you have to invert the pic to get the right colour ?

  2. pvalyk
    pvalyk ·

    @slzrr with this scanner, no. I mean you set what kind of film are you scanning (negative, positive, b/w) and the scanner does the job of inverting it or not (if it's a positive film). So, no, you don't have to invert the pic to get the right color.

  3. myfolkway
    myfolkway ·

    Hi, I'm just curious, what problems did you encounter ? I have an Epson v600, and it's ok with 120 films, but I found the quality is really bad with 35mm. I tried a lot of settings, but didn't succeed in having good results. Colors aren't good, most of the pictures scanned are white (as if overexposed, but they aren't on paper photos developped by the lab)...
    So I would much appreciate if you could give me your settings, for a 35mm color negative for exemple ? Thanks if you can.

  4. pvalyk
  5. pvalyk
    pvalyk ·

    @myfolkway I don't know. I think the only inconvenient is finding the proper alignment. I didn't scanned using settings. I scanned and then edited my photos. No remove dust, nothing. I also got some overexposed photos but it can be easily edited in Photoshop.

  6. myfolkway
    myfolkway ·

    hey, thanks for answering !
    I already read this article (… ) and I have the digitaliza. The alignment isn't a problem I think, since the film is well fixed by the digitaliza and the exposition should be the same all over the transparent place in the scanner... Well, I guess I'll have to try something in Photoshop, but I don't know how to do when the scan comes out almost white. I tried playing with contrast, luminosity, saturation, levels, curves and gamma correction up and down, but nothing worked. Lomography is a long path :)

  7. pvalyk
    pvalyk ·

    @myfolkway hey, don't beat yourself up. If you need more info just ask and i'll answer.

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