Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner

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Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner

You Pay: $41.77
Product Highlights
  • Direct Scanning of Film with Smartphone
  • Accepts All 35mm Film Types
  • Supports Panoramic & Movie Film Formats
  • Simple Method for Sharing Film Photos
  • Lomoscanner App for iOS and Android

The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner is a compact and portable device used to create digital scans of 35mm film with a smartphone. The scanner features a AA battery-powered backlight for illuminating the film and the specially-designed holder positions the phone correctly for capturing images of the recorded film area. Using the free Lomoscanner app, image files will be automatically converted to positive images (if scanning negative film), panoramic frames can be automatically stitched together, and 35mm movie film will be automatically animated together. The app also supports direct sharing of the edited files to social networks or via other methods of sharing.

Film Scanner Design
The scanner features a AA battery-powered direct light panel that provides sufficient illumination for making close-up images of individual 35mm film frames. Any type of 35mm film is supported (negative or transparency, black and white or color), however make sure to keep the film in strips as opposed to mounted slides. The film is inserted into the bottom of the film scanner and a film advance knob is used to properly position film. The smartphone rests on top of the scanner and is held in place via clamps. These clamps also properly position the smartphone in the proper orientation so it is centered and directly above the light source.
Lomoscanner App
The free Lomoscanner app, which is available for iOS and Android operating systems, enables you to edit and process the direct images made from the Smartphone Film Scanner. Negative film can be automatically converted to positives and non-standard image frames can be automatically combined: panoramic images can be stitched together and movies can be automatically animated into a single clip. The app also allows instant sharing of scanned images via email or to social networks.
Smart Device Compatibility
The width of the phone should be greater than 1.85" / 47mm and if the phone has a lens at the center, it should be no wider than 3.7" / 94mm or if it has a lens at the corner, it should be no wider than 2.44" / 62mm. Additionally, the shutter release button of the camera should be accessible via the touchscreen as opposed to a side-mounted physical button.

The Smartphone Scanner has been successfully tested with the following smart devices:

Alcatel:
OT-980

Apple:
iPhone 3, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch

ASUS:
A10, nüvifone M10

Google:
Nexus S 16GB, S i9023, One

HP:
Palm Pre 2, Pre 3, Veer

HTC:
Edge, Sensation 4G, One, One SV, One X+, Windows Phone 8S, Windows Phone 8X, Sensation XL, Sensation XE, Rhyme, Incredible 2, ChaCha, Gratia, Wildfire S, Sensation, Desire S, Incredible S, SNAP, Desire HD, Desire X, Aria, Evo 4G, Wildfire, Legend, Desire, HD mini, Smart, HD2, Tattoo, Touch2, Hero, Magic, Touch Diamond2

Huawei:
U8860 Honor, Ascend P1 S, Ascend P1, Ascend Y 201, U8850, Vision, U9000 X6, U8650, U8350, IDEOS X1 U8180, IDEOS X3, IDEOS X5, IDEOS X6, IDEOS U8150, U Android

LG:
Prada 3.0 P940, E510, E400, Optimus L9, Optimus Sol E730, Nitro HD, P930 Optimus LTE, Optimus Pro C660, Optimus Hub, Optimus Me P350, Optimus 2X, Optimus Chic E720

Meizu:
Meizu MX, M8

Motorola:
XT928, PRO+, Motokey Social, XT319, DROID RAZR, DEFY+, DROID 3 XT862, Charm MB502, ATRIX 4G, DEFY

Nokia:
Asha 305, Asha 306, Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 311, Lumia 800, Lumia 820, Lumia 900, Lumia 920

Samsung:
Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II i9100, Galaxy Note 4G SGH-I717, Galaxy M Style SHW-M340S, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Y Duos, Galaxy Y Pro, S5380 Wave Y, GT-i9250, Ace Hugo Boss, Galaxy S II GT-I9100G, Focus S I937, Focus Flash I677, Galaxy S II Skyrocket i727, Exhibit II 4G, Galaxy M Pro B7800, Galaxy Y Pro B5510, Galaxy Xcover GT-S5690, Galaxy Fit S5670, Captivate Glide, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy S II HD LTE, Wave Y, Wave M, Wave 3, Galaxy Y S5360, Galaxy S II SGH-i777, Galaxy S II SGH-T989, Galaxy Pro B7510, Galaxy S Plus i9001, Galaxy R i9130, SGH-I997 Infuse 4G, Galaxy Gio S5660, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy Ace S5830, Galaxy Mini S5570, Galaxy S i9003, Galaxy S I897, Galaxy S T959, Galaxy i5800, Galaxy 580, Galaxy S I9000, ATIV S, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Mini 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Pocket

Sony:
Xperia, Xperia ion, Xperia miro, Xperia sola, Xperia T, Xperia tipo, Xperia tipo dual

Star:
A3, B63M

Vodafone:
845

Ziss:
SOHO, SOHO 2, Swan, CEO, Boss, Blackstone Lite
Film Types 35mm film (color or black and white, negative or transparency)
Light Source Direct light panel
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 2.75 x 5.1" / 14 x 7 x 13 cm
Weight 8.6 oz / 244 g
Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    3.0

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    3.0

    A cool toy, but they got it wrong

    By Darren

    from San Antonio

    About Me Cinematographer, Photojournalist, Professional

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          Comments about Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner:

          The Lomo smartphone film scanner is a great concept, and for the most part, it works ok. It's fun, and I think that's the main thing. But there is one major design flaw: they got the orientation of the phone to the film wrong. The film travels through the backlight horizontally, but the phone camera lines up to the film vertically. If you really want to make full use of your camera sensor, you need to rotate the phone 90 degrees and then snap the picture. So, that's what I do. Instead of putting the phone in the cradle, I simply hold it in my hand at a 90 degree angle to the film and snap the photo that way. It's annoying but it works.

          Because of that major flaw, I don't think this scanner is worth sixty bucks. Maybe thirty would be a better price.

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