Ain’t no Rocket Science

Look what dropped onto my web lap!

Introducing Lomo’s latest spunky new vintage styled camera: ✰ The Sprocket Revolution ✰

 

Launch yourself into a new Lomographic experience! This 35mm compact boasts a super-wide angle lens for panoramas, dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures and of course, sprockets!

Use the shiny scrolling knobs of the Sprocket Rocket to move the film inside the camera in any direction. Back and forth, forwards and backwards – the Sprocket Rocket will expose the film wherever and whenever you want it. Be it simple multi-exposures or the craziest time-travelling experience on film, let the Sprocket Rocket set your creativity   free on all your photographic adventures.

After decades, technical innovation has finally reached another important milestone! Meet the Sprocket Rocket – the very first camera fully dedicated to sprocket hole photography.
Cherishing the full potential of the 35 mm film roll, the Sprocket Rocket includes the sprocket holes in breathtaking panoramic shots which characterize the unique style of this camera. Being also the first camera that features a reverse gear, it enables maximum creativity by moving back and forth between the frames with two convenient scrolling knobs. Based on the simplest technology this black beauty will go down in history as the peak of human inventive talent and the most Lomographic camera of all time.

True to Lomo, it is reasonably priced at AUSD 120 (aprox. RM365). Get out of here! No I won’t! But heck, I’d get out to get one if I could. Sadly I’m in a Lomo deprived country – MALAYSIA. Oh well *shrugs*. Let’s hope the good people at Wondermilk , our Lomography Embassy in KL does something about this. *fingers crossed*

Sprocket rocket what are

For some Lomographers, sprocket-hole photography has long been an obsession. The sprocket holes are basically the small rectangular perforations on 35mm film, located on each edge of the film, and are used to guide the film through the camera from its canister. The Sprocket Rocket allows you to really get the most out of your film by exposing the image on the full length of the film, including and extending past the sprocket holes! So what are you waiting for? Unleash those sprockets!

REMIX baby!

Remixing music is already old news…Have you ever tried remixing your film?

Use the shiny scrolling knobs of the Sprocket Rocket to move the film inside the camera in any direction. Back and forth, forwards and backwards – the Sprocket Rocket will expose the film wherever and whenever you want it. Be it simple multi-exposures or the craziest time-travelling experience on film, let the Sprocket Rocket set your creativity free on all your photographic adventures.

Get your sprockets rocking with this unique camera and enjoy its simple technology.

 

 

 

We have to admit, we will not win the Nobel prize for technology with this camera but for sure the Nobel prize for the best concept!

When it comes to technology, we decided to keep the Sprocket Rocket as simple as possible: a plastic body, a super wide-angle lens, a shutter and light. That’s the whole secret behind a camera that revolutionizes technology with its simplicity. While other cameras only use the core of the exposed area and leave out the precious rest, the Sprocket Rocket makes the most out of the light which creates a very special effect. Crystal clear in the centre and blurry towards the edges, the photos produced by the Sprocket Rocket are fascinating light catchers. The Sprocket Rocket is more than just another analogue camera – it’s simply a revolution!

Sprocket rocket tips

With the Sprocket Rocket you can truly let your imagination run wild. But if you’re itching to get out there and start shooting but you’re running low on inspiration, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Happy shooting!

Technique #1 – Multiple Exposures:

With the Sprocket Rocket’s unique and innovative dual winding knobs you can travel through time by simply moving backwards and forwards through your frames.

This means it’s never been easier to create multiple exposures! Try combining completely different pictures for surprising effects. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and experiment! Remix your memories!

Technique #2 – Long Exposures:

The Sprocket Rocket comes fitted with a B-setting which enables long length exposures. Make sure that your camera is perfectly still (ideally your camera should be fitted to a tripod or placed on a stable surface) and open that shutter for as long as you want! Why not try experimenting with light painting? On long-length exposures torches and lights will blur to create long, uninterrupted streams of light. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination but prepare to be blown away!

Technique 3: With a Little Help from My Friends!

It’s always good to have friends and even better to have them all in one photo! The camera’s panorama function doesn’t just have to be used for cityscapes or landscapes.

With the Sprocket Rocket’s super-wide lens you can take a group photo and really be sure that nobody will be left out of the frame! So, get all your friends and family together and make your very own Lomography class photo!

Tech details:
•    Lens: 30 mm
•    Standard image size: 72 x 35 mm
•    Frame insert: 72 x 24 mm
•    Focusing: 0,6 m – 1m, 1m – inf.
•    Shutter: 1/100, bulb
•    Aperture: f/10.8, f/16
•    Film stopping mechanism: white dot
•    Multi-exposure: yes

So what are you waiting for? BEAM ME UP SPROCKET!


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