The Sprocket Rocket Joins the Family in Krung Thep!

2012-08-08

An addition to the Lomography/Analogue family – the Sprocket Rocket – spices things up further and adds even more colour to my stay in Bangkok

The Sprocket Rocket has been my latest addition to my small (but still growing) Lomography/Toy Camera family!

Having had to decide between the Lomography Horizon Kompakt and the Sprocket Rocket while searching for a panoramic camera, the affordable price of the latter made me settle for it, not to mention the unique option of having sprocket holes in your photos! After many visits to the Lomography Store in Bangkok, I finally purchased the Sprocket Rocket and am more than thrilled to start shooting with it!

The Sprocket Rocket accompanied me during a short trip to Ayutthaya, whilst continuing to add to my increasing photo collection of my stay in Bangkok!

Unlike the Diana Mini (which I still love all the same), the Sprocket Rocket isn’t as light hungry, and capturing night images in “B” mode proved to be less challenging, while shooting in “N” mode in the sun produced clearer and sharper photos; which to me was a welcoming change from the lo-fi dreamy effect, which is the Mini’s signature.

Rewinding an entire roll of film for double-exposures? Check. Although the results didn’t turn out as I expected them to be. A simple double-exposure? Check. The results were more than satisfying. Despite its panoramic identity, the Sprocket Rocket proves to be no more of a hassle when shooting close-ups either. And did I mention how much I love the sprocket holes?!

The only complain I have about the Sprocket is the lack of a strap of any sort. Trying to juggle the Sprocket Rocket with full hands or rushing to pull it out to snap something before you miss the moment…not so fun.

It also prompted me to be more adventurous with films (as I had only shot with Lomography films before) and the results were more than pleasing! I enjoy shooting with the Sprocket Rocket so much that I was so eager to shoot a roll of Lomography CN 400 ISO in just one day upon my arrival back home in KL.

Although, I did make a mistake by setting it to ‘N’ mode under the shade on a gloomy, thunderstorm evening; the flash did little to justify the wonderful colours I have witnessed the CN400 produce under the right conditions. However, the same film did not produce much spectacular results when I shot in the sunny outdoors either… What could’ve been the problem?

Here’s to more photos from the Sprocket Rocket in the very near future!

The Sprocket Rocket is the first wide-angle camera dedicated entirely to sprockets. And with dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures, there is no limit to your analogue creativity with this panoramic wonder. See the Sprocket Rocket in our Shop!

written by 186juney on 2012-08-08 #diana-mini #exploration #discovery #lifestyle #sprocket-rocket #hobby #analogue-lifestyle #internship #35mm-film

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