Lomography Colorsplash: Great When it Works


This is my review of a camera I really enjoy using, and I love the effects it gives. However, it is not without problems, in my opinion.

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I have had my Lomography Colorsplash White Edition for about 8 months after becoming very jealous of my chap’s Chrome edition. I love the physical appearance of the camera, it is lomo plastic at its most fantastic in my opinion. I also like the random shape of it, with the flash stuck out on the side. It is a good size and weight and due to the flash it makes it a great night out camera. I love the colour wheel mechanism (although it can sometimes be a bit fiddly) allowing you to quickly change between four different flash colours after a few easy clicks.

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During the daytime I feel that it works nicely as a generic point and shoot camera for daylight shooting, and also the flash can be used it the day to give a light colour cast to an object in the foreground.

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Of course, it works best in the dark, either as a generic flash camera, or as a long exposure camera with a burst of coloured flash at the end.

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My main gripe with this little gem of a camera however, is that quite often it doesn’t flash when it is supposed to. At first, I thought it might be me doing something wrong, but my boyfriend does it on his too. And I think it is all Colorsplash cameras that do this because we have used 4 and they are all the same. You can have your shot ready, set it on short exposure, wait for the ready light and fire, but nothing! This happened about 7 times on my last roll, leading to blank negatives back from the lab.

Editor’s Note: Has anyone found a solution for this problem with the Colorsplash Camera? Share it with us with a comment below!

written by kneehigh85 on 2011-09-07 #gear #plastic #review #color #colour #underexposed #blank #colorsplash #flash #lomo #lomography #missed #user-review #requested #problems


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  1. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    Ooo I like the editors note - fingers crossed for a solution.

  2. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    The solution to the problem is the same as with the ActionSampler Flash. You have to wait a little bit longer than it takes for the light to come on. The flash ready light comes on a bit too soon, so this causes a false indication that the flash is ready. You have to hold your finger on the flash switch just a bit longer. Also, the flash doesn't stay on. If you don't use the flash within a certain amount of time - one minute or so - the light will go off and you have to press the button again to activate it. After the flash has charged, it will re-activate very quickly.

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