Sometimes I confuse myself about what cameras to bring with me on my travels. But one camera that I always put into my bag first is the one and only Sprocket Rocket! Find out how a panoramic camera makes the best travel buddy after the jump!
A couple of months ago i did a mountaineering trip to Mount Papandayan. But before that, I asked my Lomo friends what cameras should I bring with me. Surprisingly, most of them didn’t tell me to bring a premium camera like LC-A+ or LC-Wide. Most of them told me to bring a lightweight panoramic camera, which is the Lomography Sprocket Rocket!
So I decided to bring my Sprocket Rocket, and now I can tell you that the Sprocket Rocket is the perfect camera for your travels. Why? I’ll give you 2 reasons why the Sprocket Rocket is your best buddy when it comes to traveling:
1. It’s lightweight.
You don’t want to find yourself having a backache when you go traveling. You can barely feel the weight when you bring a Sprocket Rocket with you. It’s because the Sprocket Rocket is made from light materials. But one thing that you should keep in mind is that the shutter and the N/Bulb knob of Sprocket Rocket is kinda fragile. So I suggest you put the camera inside a soft camera case, and then you can put it inside your bag without worries.
2. It’s perfect for those panoramic shots!
Enough said. It is a panoramic camera! It will capture great moments that you will possibly miss if you use an regular format camera. Although you have to consider that one shot with Sprocket Rocket will take 2 frames. So you will get about 18 shots if you use a regular 36 shot roll of film.
There are a few tricks that you can do with the Sprocket Rocket. For example you can wind and rewind the film as much as you want. This trick will give you a lot of multiple exposure combinations. My favorite multiple exposure trick with this camera is what people call the The Super Panorama. The idea is to overlap two shots to make a very long panoramic photograph.
You can read the details of The Super Panorama here .
Another thing that I love about the Sprocket Rocket is when you scan the film by yourself. It will be easier to get the sprockets if you use a Digitaliza 35mm. I remember the first time I scanned the sprockets by myself. I was so stunned by the result!
To double the fun, I suggest you use slide films but don’t forget to set the aperture first before you take a shot. Use the sunny and cloudy according to the shooting conditions you have.
So there you go, I believe you will love your Sprocket Rocket even more if you take it for traveling with you. Have fun!
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