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LomographySpinner 360° Panoramic Camera
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      • Travel (4)
      • Artwork (3)
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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

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        • No

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        1.0

        Just try to find a scanner for it

        By Gort

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              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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                    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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