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Give It Your Best Shot

Live in the moment with a smart, new camera that snaps it all with analogue charm. Merging two distinct photographic styles that let you see the world through retro lenses--sprocket holes and panoramics--this sleek device offers an adjustable, wide-angle lens and a reverse gear for artfully overlaying new scenes over old frames. Suddenly, everyday moments are captured, remixed and redefined with romanticism. Take it on trips or leave it in your bag for on-a-whim shots. It's a whole new frame of mind.

Compatible with all types of standard 35mm film. Features super-wide angle lens which captures the width of the film (including sprockets), unique dual scrolling knobs for multiple exposures, B-setting for prolonged exposures, zone focusing, flash and built-in tripod thread. Made in China.

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Item ID
20504
Made from
plastic, metal
Measurements
Camera 6.25" W x 3.75" H x 2.75" D; Frame: 72mm x 35mm
Notes
Uses regular 35mm film (not included). Package includes the following: camera, lens cap, tripod/strap screw, booklet and instructional manual, and sprocket blocking frame.

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SPROCKET ROCKET CAMERA
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

My Sprocket Rocket re-inspired me!

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Semi-Professional

Pros

  • Creative Inspiring Fun
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Traveling

    Comments about SPROCKET ROCKET CAMERA:

    I received one of these cameras last year and absolutely love it, and I am writing this review specifically to contradict Kristie's review on this site. I think it's completely unfair to give a product a 2-star rating because you didn't think to research what you were buying first. No, your average Wal-Mart will not be the best place to take this film for developing. There are, however, dozens of labs across the country that specialize in processing this type of film, including my favorite here: http://thedarkroom.com/ You print out their order form, put the film in an envelope and toss that in the mail. I'm sorry Kristie, that's not hard.

    I enjoy photography, and these Lomography cameras such as the Sprocket Rocket here have reinspired me and made me love it even more. Please understand that these are essentially *experimental* cameras. They are not designed to have amazing or razor-sharp image quality. They are designed to be very unique and creative. They are plastic, and that is a good thing.

    I own a $2500 professional Nikon D3 and an additional $3000 of lenses for it. Yes, I use that a lot, but I almost prefer to take Lomo cameras such as the Sprocket Rocket, Holgan 120N, etc, on family trips. The images I get are so much more fun and inspiring.

    So for anyone looking at this camera, please don't let the other negative review scare you away. It is NOT hard to get this film processed. It's usually about $10 per roll more expensive than if you were getting standard 35mm prints, but it's worth it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Cool idea but....

    By 

    from Minnesota

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique Photo Ability

    Cons

    • Processing Very Difficult

    Best Uses

    • For Hardcore Photographer

    Comments about SPROCKET ROCKET CAMERA:

    I will be returning this camera. Because of its uniqueness, the processing of photos requires advanced methods: developing needs to be done somewhere with ability to do custom handling, then need special scanner for converting negatives to pdf files, and then have to print from pdf. Cameras abilities are cool idea, but too much trouble (and extra expense) for us.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Very well packaged and arrived in reasonable time.

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    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
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    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    Q and A

    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

    378votes, 63 comments

    Eleny
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Cool idea but "film" and the developing of is very expensive.

    Mary
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Very cool idea!

    Jenny
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    The description doesn't really tell me why I want to buy this camera from Uncommon Goods as opposed to a camera from someone else. I am more confused than anything else.

    Whitney
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    never seen anything like it.

    kristy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    would be even better if you could do this with a digital camera!

    Nicole
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Yep.

    Sara
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Sorry, I think it's neat but I don't think most people want to mess around with 35mm anymore.

    Samantha
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Tad expensive :/

    Annamarie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Anyone who is an old-school photographer, or wishes they were, will want this.

    jode
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    How do you get the film developed??? This would be cool if it were *.jpg with the negative look as shown.

    Katie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    A bit expensive but i have some photographer friends that would totally love this.

    KAREN
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cool! Not everything has to be digital!

    Renee
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I totally love this idea (though, I'm wondering, based on the description, if it abides by the UncommonGoods mission statement). Still, if the photos do come out as shown in the displays, this is a fun and unique camera, and anyone interested in unique and specialized photography may find themselves delving once again into the realm of taking film to WalMart/Walgreens to get it developed (at least until this technology has improved to make this camera digital)! Great gift idea for the aspiring photographer.

    kathleen
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Isn't film going to be unavailable soon?

    Susan
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Film??????? when you can do this sort of thing online, is an expensive alternative

    careey
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    If it had USB capabilities to download to a computer it would be more desirable. buying film and developing is not worth the hassel. The prints are a great idea but its not adaptable to the current trend in photography.

    Jessica Kate
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I like the concept, but it is very difficult to find actual film these days.

    Mary
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Different but not something I'd want or give as a gift.

    Bonita
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Most people want the new-fangled not somethng that takes them into the past. Who wants to mess with film and the costly developing?

    Carole
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    we are in a digital age

    Beth
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Not buying more film or spending that kind of money on something with pretty limited use.

    Jennifer
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love the pics confused on whether it's 35 mm or digital... not enough info.

    bonnie
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Too bulky compared to the new digital camers for snapping life's pictures. Maybe ok for a professional or artistic type but not the general public

    Ester
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I would love this!

    R.K.P
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Don't know if the romanticism outweighs the inconvenience.

    Brooke
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I love the retro look, and for people without smartphones with the Retro Camera app it would be awesome.

    Alicia
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    not my style

    audrey
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    film/developing is so yester-year!

    Celeste
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Way overpriced for a plastic camera!

    Mariana
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Like it ... but would love it if it were digital!

    Shelly
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This is a very cool item for people in to nostalgic items.

    Pam
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Retro, analog - there are people out there that will want this, and want to have a break from all the digital, high tech we all live with.

    Keely
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Interesting, would totally try it just to get cool shots to scrapbook or show off.

    savannah
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    too old school for the new generation.

    Kathryn
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    It needs to be digital [jpeg] these days. I do like the look of old-fashioned photos, though.

    Heather
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Seems like a cool idea (especially the overlaying feature and the sprocket holes), but few places develop film these days. Too bad you couldn't do this with digital pictures.

    Lynne
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    film is dead

    Samantha
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Looks very cool, but too bad it isn't digital.

    Myrica
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    My dad is a photographer who still loves his 35mm camera and this would be fun for him. Actually it would be fun for me too!

    nichole
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    retro is back!

    kathy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    this is GREAT! and no, developing film is NOT expensive if you use CLARK COLOR LABS -- check them out.

    Elisabeth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    What a unique idea!

    Annie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Avid photographers will love this.

    Cassie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This is classic. Like listening to vinyl or reading the newspaper instead of just surfing the web. I love it.

    Kathleen

    cool item

    Robyn
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    developing film requires a lot of work.

    Debora
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Interesting, but not sure I would want to gp back to film/developing. Appears to be a decent price-

    Sue
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Seems cool for a young person interested in photography. High schooler?

    Ashley
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Love it...but too high a price for a toy.

    BETH
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    $89 is a bit high priced but the future artist would have a great time.

    Kimberly
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Great idea and I love the aesthetics of it all but the price seems a bit high for a novelty item.

    Rachelle
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love the photos! So artsy and yet you don't have to do anything (and you can still take all the credit!).

    Sarah
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    love the product, but the price is a bit too high

    mindy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it!

    Xena
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Can you even buy film anymore?

    Tina

    The price is too high for something that would rarely get used. And it's not that easy to find 35mm film everywhere. If this camera were digital, then I would seriously consider purchasing.

    Thomas
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Are the example images printed full frame to see the sprockets? Needs a photograph of the top and back of the camera so we can see the controls. And while film isn't dead, fair points below from those who wish usb/digital ease.

    Robin
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    That's a very cool idea; and not a bad price if you're looking for something like this. I like it a lot!

    Melissa
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    If you have this listed, I will definitely buy it. I love old school photography and unique film effects.

    Sonya
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    this would be a fun camera for experienced or amateur photographers to experiment with

    Anjelica
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love this!

    Christine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Hope it's made in the US, but I doubt it.

    Sarah
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Excellent price for one of these! I would buy it!

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