What are the best film cameras for creating multiple exposures?

Most Lomography cameras have a Multiple Exposure button or switch, easily recognisable by the MX icon.

For beginners we especially recommend the Sprocket Rocket, Diana F+, LomoMod No.1 or the La Sardina. With the Sprocket Rocket, Diana F+ and LomoMod there’s no need for a MX button at all. As there’s no connection between the film advance and the shutter, you can simply click away and take as many exposures as you like on a single frame before advancing the film.

Sprocket Rocket 35 mm Panoramic Camera

When it comes to the La Sardina the MX button is on the top of the camera. Take your first exposure then slide the switch towards the MX icon. This resets the shutter so you’re now able to take your next exposure on top of the first.

La Sardina Camera DIY

The Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-A 120 are also extremely popular cameras for anyone wanting to create multiple exposures. With this camera all you need to do is slide the MX switch at the bottom of the camera and you’re all set.

Even our range of instant cameras have multiple exposure functions so we’ve got you covered for wherever your creativity takes you!

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