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Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera

B&H # LOCP35 Mfr # 934
You Pay: $89.95
Product Highlights
  • 360° Panoramic Pictures
  • Uses All Varieties of 35mm Film
  • 25mm Fixed Focus Lens
  • Sunny/Cloudy Aperture Settings f/8, f/16
  • Rotation 1/125 - 1/250, Manual Slow
  • Manual Long Exposures
  • Battery-Free, Rubber Band Drive

The Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera is a unique camera with a 25mm fixed focus lens. Take the Spinner in one hand, pull the cord with the other and release it. In a split second the camera spins 360° around its own axis and records everything in its path on a frame more than 4 times longer than a conventional landscape picture. The mechanism is powered with a rubber band drive, so no batteries are required. You can create up to 8 full 360° panoramas on a 36-exposure roll of film. The camera can work with any variety of 35mm film.

The camera has a cloudy aperture setting of f/8 and a sunny setting of f/16. There are 2 rotation speeds of 1/125 and 1/250 of a second - this becomes your shutter speed. These settings make the camera especially suitable for shooting outdoors in daylight. If you are in low light conditions (indoors, artificial light settings etc.) you can make the camera turn slower by releasing the cord slowly by hand. For long exposures hold the camera's handle in one hand and turn the camera with the other hand. This way you can manually adjust the shutter speed. With the Lomography Spinner 360°, quality panoramic photography has entered a whole new and exciting creative era, so experiment and have fun.

Uses standard 35mm film that can be processed anywhere
Creates up to 8 full 360° panoramas on a 36-exposure film
Rubber band drive + fully manual controls (no batteries required)
Manual long exposures
Sunny/ cloudy aperture settings of f/16 and f/8
Can be hand-held or attached to a tripod with the standard tripod mount
Lens 25mm f/8, f/16
Format 360° exposure - 35mm film panorama
Focusing Fixed
Focusing Range 3.28' to infinity (1m to infinity)
Metering Type None
Shutter Speed 1/125, 1/250, manual (camera rotation)
ISO Range None
Flash No
Multi Exposure No
Adjustable Diopter No
Continuous Shooting No
Weather Resistant No
Color Black
Power Source Rubber band drive
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty (Includes Free Shipping)
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    LomographySpinner 360° Panoramic Camera
     
    3.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel (4)
        • Artwork (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (5)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

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        5.0

        Great Panoramic Camera

        By German Garcia

        from Medellin Colombia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Reproduces Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Travel

          Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

          Its great to have a panoramic film camera, easy to use great results

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Just try to find a scanner for it

          By Gort

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                Lomography recommended the Epson Perfection v330 scanner to scan the negatives produced by this camera. It is not compatible. They did say it would work with the Epson v700 (which costs $ 525).

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                5.0

                loves it

                By Buttaby the Scrivener

                from [*]

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                      rotates around like butta.makes really cool unpredictable scene-morphing photos.only downside: it goes through film like [*]

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                      • No

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Interesting!

                      By Mark Go

                      from Naples, Italy

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Fun
                      • Interesting
                      • Makes people say AHH
                      • Makes people say OOH

                      Cons

                      • A bit expensive
                      • Eats through film rolls
                      • Needs lots of light

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                      I use this camera when I want to capture the environment around me and do so lomo-style. I could probably take my dslr and take a countinous string of shots while I spin around like an idiot, or I could just use this. AND, I actually get to be in the picture!

                      This camera exposes the whole width of the film, giving you that artsy sprocket hole awesomeness.

                      What I like:
                      Fun and interesting 360 pano shots (sometimes more than 360) that is hard to reproduce digitally, and makes all my friends envious. It also makes my strictly DSLR friends appreciate film and the possibilities with photography other than full-auto digital.

                      What I don't like:
                      1. Cost:
                      -This camera should cost around $80, not $125.
                      -Film developing will cost $3-5 a pop.
                      -kind of necessary to have a photo scanner that can scan negatives, or use online scanning services.

                      2. Requires lots of light.

                      3. Limited focal range.

                      4. Tricky to compose.

                      Not really a con:
                      1. The fact that it eats through rolls is a necessary evil.

                      2. People will stare and wonder what you're about to do because this thing looks like a weapon.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Interesting Toy Camera But Overpriced

                      By Z Dubz

                      from New York City

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Creative Shots
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • Lens hood designed poorly
                      • Optics not sharp
                      • Too expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Creative Work
                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                      I've taken a few rolls of film with this camera and it does produce some interesting results, especially when you experiment with some of the variations they describe. However, the optical quality is not great, and really can't be used for anything more than just fun photos with friends.

                      Also, I can't believe that it costs this much when it really doesn't do anything but spin. It doesn't even have a shutter. And the lens hood can only be attached when the lens cap is off, which makes traveling with the lens hood (which is strangely a heavy metal piece when everything else is made of plastic) a pain.

                      Overall, a unique toy camera that is a lot of fun, but really not sure why it's priced this high when Holgas and the such are about a tenth of the price. You'll get tons of people asking questions about it, so it's a great conversation starter though and its fun to shoot with.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Lomo does it again

                      By Zachary

                      from Redmond, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate

                      Cons

                      • Inconsistent

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                      This is a good camera that is fun to use. So far I have gotten good results from it.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      360 degree views on a budget

                      By doc72248

                      from central new jersey

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • It was what i expected

                      Cons

                      • Durability

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                      simple , mechanical, easy to work.it gives interesting to work with results.
                      it is hard to get the one hour photo techs to understand what you need them to do.
                      scanning the negatives and playing with the images can give satisfying results, with different "feels" to the output.
                      how well will the camera hold up if used often?

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                      4.0

                      Very clever idea

                      By Mike

                      from Decatur, GA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clever concept
                      • Interesting possibilities
                      • Rule bending
                      • Simple to use
                      • Very creative idea

                      Cons

                      • Hard to know shots left
                      • Limited exposure options
                      • Rotates over 360 degrees

                      Best Uses

                      • Abstracts
                      • Urban people scenes
                      • Wide open panoramas

                      Comments about Lomography Spinner 360° Panoramic Camera:

                      The concept behind this "gimmick" camera is extremely clever while at the same time very simple. Many very interesting possibilities. I bought it as a low cost experiment in panoramic film photography. Actually see how it can be used for a lot of different--"rule bending"--kinds of shots. It actually overshoots 360 degrees--not necessarily bad creatively, but does make estimating the number of shots on a roll of film a bit challenging.

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