I had such high hopes! (Split-cam fail)


After seeing some of the amazing shots people were able to mash together using this lovely camera, I decided to buy myself one. I am on number 3 now and continue to get the same rubbish and faded results.

Credits: milkie, caromi, nelson-oliveira & valayres

I had seen many times, the yellow and black body of the splitcam and to say I found it enticing is a massive understatement. I wanted one for ages and had loads of great ideas about all the wonderful mix-ups I would be able to make. When my boyfriend got a job lot of cameras on ebay and this was one of them, I begged him to let me have a go with it. The photos however were a huge disappointment.

Credits: kneehigh85

I have since had 2 more splitcams, admittedly both second hand, and they have yielded results very similar to this one. I suppose now I have a LC-A and a Diana I could buy a splitzer and see how that works but I have been baffled by the results of the split cam and am reluctant to give in. I have now purchased a brand new one from USA and am waiting for it to arrive. If anybody can give me any tips on how to avoid such rubbish shots with this future camera, any help you can give me would be very much appreciated!

written by kneehigh85 on 2011-05-04 #gear #review #split-cam #user-review #camera-split-splitzer-multiple-exposures-doubles-point


  1. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    I could never do the splits either.

  2. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    these are well funny!

  3. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    My experience with it: www.lomography.tw/magazine/reviews/2011/03/25/split-cam-a-o…
    I think I'll buy a splizer when I get my LC-A+. (:

  4. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    At least yours came out good @saidseni. I really want the next roll. I am utterly bamboozled as to what keeps going so wrong.

  5. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Hello @kneehigh85 I was surprised to see my photo here, thank you for using it and for serving as sort of an "inspiration" for you to buy a splitcam. However, sad to say that mine broke the 2nd time I planned to use it. I am currently planning to purchase and LC-A+ and a splitzer soon :) But no matter what, don't give up okay, always keep your head (and knee) high :p

  6. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    @gelibee - Well I keep thinking about getting a Diana splitzer but I just really really want the splitcam to do what it is supposed to. I think if the latest roll I have shot is also a massive fail then I shall have to admit defeat! And yes your photo was a great inspiration, thanks x

  7. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    And my head is never that high - I am under 5' tall!

  8. eugenia
    eugenia ·

    my split's photos:

  9. stratski
    stratski ·

    I feel your pain. I have similar experiences with the supersampler and the coloursplash. I have now worked myself up to the level of two or three decent pictures in every roll I shoot with those camera's, but I'm still so jealous of all those people who manage to take amazing pictures that are not hugely underexposed, or out of focus, or just plain boring... I hope that last roll of yours will have some great shots!

  10. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    Thanks @stratski - I have my fingers crossed! Good luck with the supersampler and coloursplash too.

  11. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    I've never used one myself but i would assume that it might be because of your film? I have no idea, but I think some of the nice examples that you posted used slide film and cross processed it, which would make it darker.

  12. gm_mcleod
    gm_mcleod ·

    I have purchased the Split-cam but I have yet to see the results as I am still working on finishing the roll. But I do have the splitzer for the Diana and I have found it to work quite well.

  13. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    @kneehigh85 - My splitcam died after 3 rolls :(

  14. kakikamera
    kakikamera ·

    keep the camera. someday, it'll be legend. :)

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