Rock it with the Sprocket Rocket!!

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For someone who loves panorama and sprockets, the sprocket rocket is definitely the perfect must-have.
I’ve only ran two rolls of film through my sprocket rocket and I’m already in love with this camera!

One unique feature which I adore about the sprocket rocket is it’s ability to rewind and forward film to compose multiple exposures. Most cameras which have the multiple exposure feature only allows you to wind film forward, meaning that you have to take however many shots you want in one frame and then wind the film forward to the next frame, no turning back. The sprocket rocket however, lets you wind film forward and back, and the shutter can pretty much be released whenever you want. This means you can you can shoot 10 frames and rewind say 5 frames back and do a double exposure on that frame and wind the film back forward to the 11th frame etc.. This actually allows for a whole load of flexibility when doing multiple exposures.

Some other great things about the sprocket rocket is that it has a shoe mount for flash and tripod mount which with bulb mode is great for low-light conditions. You may want to be take note of how the flash is diffused though. As the camera is rather wide angled, in low-light you may only capture what your flash can reach.

One thing which I’m trying to figure out so far is how to get a camera strap attached to the camera. The camera does not come with a strap or anything for you to attach one. I have heard some people attaching hand straps to the screw at the tripod mount, however it comes loose after a while and that’s definitely something you would not want. Perhaps someone will find a good solution to this.

written by fionalql on 2011-04-21 #gear #review #user-review #sprocket-rocket-panorama-wide-angle-35mm-camera

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3 Comments

  1. simon-hedge
    simon-hedge ·

    You took some good photos with that camera.

  2. nicx
    nicx ·

    So much love for this camera

  3. mailesmiley
    mailesmiley ·

    Where did you get your film developed?I assume you can't get this done at a Longs or a Costco???

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