Round-the-Clock Rumble: Sprocket Holes Galore


For this installment of RTCR, we are asking for your best photos with sprocket holes!

As our opening salvo for Round-the-Clock Rumble this week, we will visit the wonderful and truly lomographic feel sprocket holes bring to your shots! Not only is this processing technique unique to film-only cameras, it also provides a great ‘raw’ feel to them!

The spanking brand new Lubitel Universal 166 Plus+ as well as the staple Diana (with 35mm back) are some of the cameras that could take on this unique function. The best shot takes home 10 piggies for his/her lomohome!

Allowed Cameras: Any analog camera with film sprockets uncut during processing (Diana+, Holga, Lubitel, etc.)


  • Winner – 10 Piggy points

Upload Limit: 1 Photo

Minimum Dimensions: At least 768px either width or height

Please note that sample photos are theme suggestions only. Feel free to be creative with your interpretation of the theme!

By submitting your photos to this rumble, you allow to use your photos for promotional purposes.

For contest rules and further info on rewards, uploading issues etc., please consult our Rumble F.A.Q.

written by kazarareta on 2008-10-20 #news #competition #rumble #challenge #sprockets #round-the-clock


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    cool... just scanned a 166+ with lomo redscale...

  2. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    wish i could scan my own negs.. stupid asda can't leave sprocket holes in!!

  3. graefin
    graefin ·

    puuh, great rumble and I don't have that many sprocket hole pictures :( I should do more!!!

  4. rolyc
    rolyc · submit button :/

  5. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    started and ended at the same time? a time warp! how cool!

  6. dotdotdot
    dotdotdot ·

    woah? it ended already? haha! i was just preparing to upload my shots! lol.. very cool!

  7. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    hahaha...ended 5 mins ago?

  8. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    sorry 'bout that, it should work fine now! :D

  9. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    heeeeeeeeeey!!! i am not able to upload more than one images but it is said that three shots are allowed!

  10. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    sorry 'bout that, it should work fine now! :D

  11. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @agrimony: apologies, it should only be one image. experiencing bugs with editing now. :)

  12. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    only one image?
    That's hard.

  13. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    Uploaded my image.
    It's Xpro with the Diana+ 35mmBack

  14. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    this challenge pisses me off because I love sprocket holes but I can't get anybody to give me negative scans with the sprocket holes in them... how do you do it if you don't process your film at home? please help!

  15. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·


    one way is to ask your lab to scan your negative using the medium format film trays... you'll get a lot of black area on the scans which you'll then have to crop in photoshop, but it's the easiest way...

    the other way is to ask for a contact sheet... not my favorite thing to do, as i find most contact sheets completely useless...

    good luck! :)

  16. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Aha! Uploaded one with Diana's 35mm back & closeup lens.

  17. graefin
    graefin ·

    ups now it's one?! Okay. I will find one!

  18. wherearemysunglasses
    wherearemysunglasses ·

    Coca- Serene image!

    I just uploaded some new sprocket hole Holga pictures : ) They are surprisingly redscale... but came out green...

    Cool rumble Lomo!

  19. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    omg... sorry... i just saw NOW that it is only ONE photo! AHHHHHHH (wanted to look, if FIVE are allowed again)
    so i take the horse!
    lubitel166+ , lomo redscale
    please remove the two diana- shots

  20. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    and the winner is.... lyocell or jeansman?!
    so cool submissions!

  21. louvetau
    louvetau ·

    so many fantastic pics uploaded!!
    how do they manage to choose ONLY ONE?!)

  22. louvetau
    louvetau ·

    so many fantastic pics uploaded!!
    how do they manage to choose ONLY ONE?!)

  23. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, awesome gallery already!

    My faves so far are tmmluis, semola, hhjm & adi_totp...

  24. aldo_mariano
    aldo_mariano ·

    My vote is for beanbean :)

  25. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Lovin' leatherhearts twisted alpaca or kangaroo or whatever it is.

  26. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    more great pics
    that will be a very tough one

    i should have waited with my submission
    not the horse, the cows i am scanning right now...

  27. lazyrabbit
    lazyrabbit ·

    im sure this said 3 pics earlier! well i have 3 so sorry! got a bit excited!

  28. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @mephisto19: no problem.

  29. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @ kazarateta
    thank you!!!
    upoaded two more sprocket hole galleries yesterday....

  30. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    with every new upload it is getting harder and harder... how can you choose only ONE????

  31. aldo_mariano
    aldo_mariano ·

    My god, there's really incredible results!
    I do not want to be the jury.
    It's too difficult :(

  32. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    mondebiffys shot is a masterpiece!

  33. lazyrabbit
    lazyrabbit ·

    yeah like mephisto 19 can you remove 2 shots 4 me?! just want the crazy n shape 1 please?

  34. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @everyone: no problem.

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