Lomography – Sprocket Rocket

I decided to try out this lomography after ignoring it for so many years. But I decided to try out the unusual one, hence I bought the Sprocket Rocket panorama camera. It takes 2 frames per picture. And the cool thing about it, you can shoot the image on the entire film including those where the sprocket holes are. See above. It was shot on a no-brand ISO 400 film which I am not happy about. I had to tweak it a little bit in Adobe Lightroom. I still have two rolls in the lab now. The rolls I shot when I was in Bandung, Indonesia. One roll of black and white Kodak TMax 400 and one roll of color Kodak Ultra 400. I shall collect them on Thursday night.

The camera is made of plastic and has simple functions. You just need to decide the followings:

  • which focus distance to use, 0.6m to 1m or 1m to infinity
  • Normal (1/100 sec) or Bulb mode
  • which aperture to use, the cloudy day (f/10.8) or the hot sunny day (f/16)

So, you can tell from the above that when you want to shoot in Normal mode, you need to have a lot of light in order for the image not to be under exposed. Imagine shooting at an aperture of f/10.8 and a shutter speed of 1/100 sec. This will mean that you need to almost always use a high ISO film. Even at ISO 400, I still got many under exposed images. You can read more about the camera on its website. I look forward to experimenting more with this toy camera.

If you are interested in getting one of these lomo cameras, those of you in Singapore can visit these shops: Peek!, Thirtysix, Lomography Shop and Ruby Photo at Peninsula Shopping Complex. I am sure there are other shops, so please leave a comment here if you know of other shops. Have fun and keep shooting.

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