Octopus PN 919 S

2010-06-24 10

Can’t afford a Horizon camera? Want a camera that can switch from panorama and normal mode? Want quality from a $3 camera? This is what you need!

In my opinion, this is a Vivitar PN2011 clone, the only huge difference is the look. You’ll be carrying a bright yellow camera around, but its not entirely yellow. Here are the serious technical details:

-Camera Type : Panorama / normal 2 way 35mm camera
- Film Format : Panoramic 13 × 36mm, Normal 24 × 36mm
- Lens : F28mm, F/ 8.0, Shooting range : 1m – infinity
- Shutter : Mechanical shutter
- Shutter Speed : 1/125 sec.
- Viewfinder : Reserve Galilean Type
- Dimensions : 39 × 68.5 × 106 mm.
- Tripod Socket

I modified this camera to do multiple exposures, and I have a keychain to allow that feature. This camera surprised me, it came cheap, so I didn’t think it would take good pictures. Fortunately, it does! Pretty sharp for a $3 camera if you ask me. I love how I can switch from panorama and normal at any time of shooting a roll with it, more fun with the multi-exposure modification. It’s made out of plastic, so take care of it, but if in case it breaks, just buy another one! I actually have a spare with me, because it was cheap so I was thinking to myself, “why not?!”

I enjoy shooting panorama with this, I know its “fake” panorama, but it satisfies my need to have panoramic shots. I can’t afford the Horizon (at the moment). Although, sometimes the panorama flap doesn’t set in well, therefore creating a slanting panorama line. I don’t mind though, adds a ’lil flavor to the shot.

Overall I’d recommend this camera to you, you won’t be disappointed by the pictures it can take!
Enjoy!

written by cinzinc on 2010-06-24 #gear #35mm #octopus-pn-919-s #review #analogue #fake-panorama #plastic-camera

10 Comments

  1. paramir
    paramir ·

    pretty sharp pictures indeed! great gallery.

  2. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Great pictures. I have used a few vivitar clones with wonderful results. It truly is suprising how sharp the pictures turn out. Also they are very affordable cameras.

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow! I like the keychain to perform double exposure! Clever solution!!

  4. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    I also have a PN919, but there is no mention of Octopus on it! In fact it looks quite different in terms of finish, however share the same end product. I bought a bulk lot of the Vivitar PN2011 which it is modelled on, sold a fair few on but going to retain maybe at least a spare one to mod with the bulb and long exposure mod.

  5. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Cool! I have several of the Vivitars. Also try to find an Olympus AM100. It's a little plastic camera that's weirdly capable, but goes unrecognised, and so, costs nothing. Enjoy.

  6. basterda
    basterda ·

    Oh, this is the one you used for our doubles! Cool! :)

  7. eventuellwien
    eventuellwien ·

    wow stunning photos !

  8. twoasty
    twoasty ·

    nice picture, could you tell me how to use the keychain ? thanks

  9. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    Fantastic shots :) I wonder how you do the double exposures, it just doesn't work with mine.

  10. iandevlinphoto
    iandevlinphoto ·

    picked one up today mines is silver! gonna play with it over the next few days

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