Digital cameras have taken the selectiveness out of photography. Being able to snap countless pics without having to worry about conserving film to catch that perfect moment certainly takes away from the spectacularity of it. And this is the precise reason that analog film cameras continue to hold that special place in my heart.
In recent years, LOMO has been anchoring film cameras’ place in the camera world. It appears as though they’re firmly securing the hold once again with the release of The Sprocket Rocket Panoramic Camera. For those who aren’t familiar, sprockets are the small rectangular holes on the top and bottom edges of 35mm film. Their purpose was to manually guide the film from the canister through the camera. According to the LOMO site, “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.”
The camera also has a wide angle lens allowing for jaw-dropping panoramic landscape shots. Combined with fact that the sprocket holes actually allow for the exposure of the full length of the film beyond even the holes, the Sprocket Rocket is perfect for wide spacious shots. For the shutterbugs who are reminiscent of classic film cameras and enjoy playing around with exposure and quirky angles, be sure to check it at the Lomography site along with other cool analog cameras.