Your other option is a great new tool by Lomography called the DigitaLiza: it’s a very handy film holder which scans perforations and makes “taping film to glass” a thing of the past. I’ll talk to you about the DigitaLiza in another post in more detail.
Let’s see some Pictures
It’s not as easy to show something with an aspect ratio of 1:6 on a computer monitor. I’m currently looking into something like a Panorama Viewer that lets you hover over a thumbnail image while you’ll see a zoomed-in selection above it.
For this test, I’ve used some Ilford HP5. Many pictures aren’t actually 360 degrees.
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Forget predictable results. Forget terms like exposure or framing. Zip the cord and see what happens. The Spinner will show you the world as you’ve never seen it before.
Scanning film with perforations is a difficult task because the automatic colour correction doesn’t work – which explains the look of my pictures. I’m a little bit disappointed with them I have to say. I’ll try this with colour film next and see if I can get better scanning results. Watch this space.
The “idea” of what this camera does is rather amazing though, and if you have the cash spare, treat yourself to something out of this world.