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LomographySuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black)
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Simple controls (6)
  • Fast film loading (4)
  • Comfortable design (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Action shots (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun camera!

I use this just for fun, artsy photos. It takes great, vibrant pictures outdoors. The opportunities to take interesting photographs is endless! Even just rotating the camera on one object for all...Read complete review

I use this just for fun, artsy photos. It takes great, vibrant pictures outdoors. The opportunities to take interesting photographs is endless! Even just rotating the camera on one object for all four shots makes great photos. I only wish that it had a flash so that it could be used indoors. I tried taking photos in a well-lit room and they still didn't turn out. Overall it is a fun camera, though!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fantastic idea, poor construction

I was initially attracted to this camera for its unique design and the promise of some artistically charged photographs. Overall it is a fun, playful camera. It's fun to use and the results...Read complete review

I was initially attracted to this camera for its unique design and the promise of some artistically charged photographs. Overall it is a fun, playful camera. It's fun to use and the results are good, too.

Construction wise, the camera could be better. To advance the film you have to pull on a cord attached to a rubber disc (which is part of the reason actually taking photos with this camera is so much fun). However, this cord is very sensitive. After running only two rolls of film through the supersampler, I pulled too hard on the cord and broke the spring inside the camera. If you purchase this camera, be careful!

Thankfully, the manufacturer was very reasonable (and the camera is covered under warranty) and I was able to receive a replacement camera. Even so, I am highly disappointed with this technical problem!

The technical issue of the camera is really quite a shame since it really is fun to experiment with.

Reviewed by 10 customers

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4.0

Super fun

By YC

from NYC

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Design
  • Compact
  • Fast Film Loading
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • Too Few Features

Best Uses

  • Action Shots
  • Travel

Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

Great camera with amazing motion capturing ability, nice and simple design. However the view finder is not very functional and be sure that you are using it in a really bright environment.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Such a fun camera!

By J&RPDX

from Portland, Oregon

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Fast Film Loading
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Personal

    Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

    We are professional photographers, with professional equipment, but we also do a lot of personal photography. We're really into shooting with film cameras, and we were so excited to try out the SuperSampler. The packaging was great & we loved the photo guide that was included. THe camera feels substantial (I was afraid it would feel cheap), and it's already gone on a trip to the coast with us. Loading film was easy & all of the pieces seem to be working just perfectly. We're waiting to develop the first roll, but we're so excited. A great, FUN camera.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Fun and simple

    By Dante

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Fun

    Cons

    • Flimsy film advance
    • No flash

    Best Uses

    • Action Shots

    Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

    This camera is fun to use, light, and simple to control, however you are kinda limited to use it only outside and in the day time. The absence of a flash, and with its shutter speed, indoors and night is not a possibility. The pull chord film advance is the only feature I don't like in this camera, it seems fragile and I'd prefer the conventional wheel method. [...]

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    • No

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    5.0

    Don't judge by its simple cover

    By Lomolover!

    from Mérida, Mexico.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Fast Film Loading
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

    • Not flash

    Best Uses

    • Creative photography
    • Experimental
    • Travel
    • Vintage

    Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

    I love film, but this camera is my hit.
    Ot has a great effect, is durable, easy to use and with great results.
    It doesn't have flash so you will have better results with an ISO 400 film.

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    • No

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    (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not a true panorama camera

    By Jamie

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Funtoy

      Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

      I bought this camera, thinking it would be a cheap panorama camera. It actually makes images that are 1/4 of a 35mm frame, not wider than the frame.[...] The good part: the pull cord and operation are straight forward and easy to use.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Fun camera!

      By Sara

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Too Few Features

      Best Uses

        Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

        I use this just for fun, artsy photos. It takes great, vibrant pictures outdoors. The opportunities to take interesting photographs is endless! Even just rotating the camera on one object for all four shots makes great photos. I only wish that it had a flash so that it could be used indoors. I tried taking photos in a well-lit room and they still didn't turn out. Overall it is a fun camera, though!

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        4.0

        SuperSampler

        By happycow

        from Istanbul, TR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

        • Easily Scratched

        Best Uses

          Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

          I use this lomo as an extension of my body. It really is compact and easy to use & carry. The best thing about that camera is, it looks like something else so you can take shots without being noticed. Since there is no flash attached, you should at least use a 400ASA film.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Fantastic idea, poor construction

          By Amanda

          from Edwardsville, IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun to use
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Poor construction

          Best Uses

          • Artistic photography
          • Hobbyist

          Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

          I was initially attracted to this camera for its unique design and the promise of some artistically charged photographs. Overall it is a fun, playful camera. It's fun to use and the results are good, too.

          Construction wise, the camera could be better. To advance the film you have to pull on a cord attached to a rubber disc (which is part of the reason actually taking photos with this camera is so much fun). However, this cord is very sensitive. After running only two rolls of film through the supersampler, I pulled too hard on the cord and broke the spring inside the camera. If you purchase this camera, be careful!

          Thankfully, the manufacturer was very reasonable (and the camera is covered under warranty) and I was able to receive a replacement camera. Even so, I am highly disappointed with this technical problem!

          The technical issue of the camera is really quite a shame since it really is fun to experiment with.

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          4.0

          A fantastic product!

          By Molly A.

          from Gainesville, Fl

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Photojournalism
            • Sports Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

            The product is very easy to use and requires nothing but film. The pull cord can be a bit unmanageable and is breakable. However, if you treat the cord gently, the camera will give you no problems. Taking beautiful and interesting photographs is effortless. I'd recommend this product to all.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I wish I had ten of these!

            By Lindsay

            from Spearfish, SD

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Compact
            • Fast Film Loading
            • Folds Away
            • Meters Well
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Fine Art
              • Travel

              Comments about SuperSampler Fixed Focus 4-Lens Panorama Camera (Black):

              I LOVE this camera! It has been very useful to me in my photography classes. The directions are easy-to-follow, and it takes amazing photos. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone interested in photography.

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