Sprockets to rocket you out of this world


If you have a love for sprockets and panorama’s this camera is for you. It was love at first sight for me and once you have picked up your photos from the lab well that love will just grow. Wherever you go even if its just around your pool make sure you keep it handy for those ‘lomo’ moments!

After following all the mystery product clues, when the sprocket rocket was unveiled I knew I had to have one ASAP. Unfortunately i had to wait all of two months to get my hands on one but just as december came into view so did my sprocket rocket (the first one in Johannesburg i might add!)

Once removing the sprocket from the packaging and skimming through the instructions the first thing i did was remove the sprocket blocking device and loaded a roll of 35mm film (and if you wanting to save the first bits of your film there are great headlamps found at most camping stores that offer both a red light and bright white light perfect for out and about film loading). You remove the entire back of the camera and the film is really easy to load you place it on the left side of the inside of the camera and then pull the film out and hook it to the take up spool on the right hand side of the camera.

You place the back back on make sure you do this correctly as the counter wont work if you don’t. Then you are ready to go. There is a wind and rewind turning nobs so you can do multiples or half multiples, actually you can do whatever you like, its the most manual camera you will ever use.

The shutter speed on normal is 1/100 and there is a bulb mode option, you can choose distances from 0 -1m or 1m to infinity. There is also sunny (16) and cloudy (10.8) apertures to choose from, as a rule i only ever shoot on cloudy as i have fairly slow film. There is a hot shoe so you can use a flash to.

This camera is great for landscapes, close ups and just about anything you can think of i have yet to have an unsuccesful roll as this camera delivers the most outstanding photo’s every time! Not only does it take great photo’s but it in itself is a looker. I recommend this camera to any sprocket lover and anyone who loves great photo’s, you won’t be disappointed!

written by nicx on 2011-04-19 #gear #plastic #review #panorama #wide #multiple #sprocket #user-review


  1. shuttersentinel17
    shuttersentinel17 ·

    Great article & pics! By the way which film did you use that has produced the best results for you so far? :)

  2. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Sprockets really do rock!

  3. squamy
    squamy ·

    I love my Sprocket Rocket too!! :D

  4. nicx
    nicx ·

    @shuttersentinel17 well my favourite film is lomo xpro 200 however i haven't used a roll in this camera yet. I have used mainly the fuji 50 velvia(as i found like 100 expired rolls) which looks great when cross processed (its the photo's with the blue hue).

  5. fahlavy
    fahlavy ·

    hi to all fellow Rocketeers. =)

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