Lomography Oktomat - Staff Review


Blocky-but-lightweight, the Oktomat is a fun, fuss-free 35mm camera that takes a series of eight frames in one photo.

Looking at this chunk of vibrantly-colored plastic, you can tell that the Oktomat is going to give you quirky results. On top of the camera is a black collapsible viewfinder, which you can do without, honestly! Nestled in front are eight googly lenses. A push of the shutter button fires the lenses in 2.5 seconds.

The result? A print is neatly sliced into eight scenes that make up a story! You can make a “mini movie” out of your photos by uploading it to the Lomography website.

With its fixed aperture and speed (approx. f/8, 1/100) you don’t have to fuss about focusing and other technical details. This camera takes brilliant pictures, and works exceptionally well when it’s bright outside. Because it doesn’t have flash, it’s recommended that you use a fast film when the lighting conditions aren’t so favorable.
It takes any kind of 35mm film – negative, slides, or black & white – and can be conveniently processed in your trusted film lab or supermarket.

The Oktomat makes a handy, fun, and convenient camera to use, ideal for shooting outdoor activities and casual snapshots.

written by shhquiet on 2008-06-16 #gear #oktomat #35mm #review #staff #lomography


  1. hblovn
    hblovn ·

    I <3 this camera - Check out my www for a short oktomat movie I made....

  2. artemis-the-phoenix
    artemis-the-phoenix ·

    definitely needs sunshine!!!! great for mini movies check my lomohome

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    there is no photo-adding-function here

  4. lovesmesumcake
    lovesmesumcake ·

    This camera is TOTAL SHIT. It was fun shooting the first roll until everything came out blurry and underexposed. Then halfway through the second roll the advance lever stuck halfway and when I tried to shoot, only three of the shutters fired. I tried to rewind the film early but the rewind lever was stuck! I tried everything I could before I finally had to close all the blinds and crawl under the covers to extract the film myself. Total waste of $40.

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