The Lomography Spinner 360

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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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Conclusion

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.

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32 thoughts on “The Lomography Spinner 360”

  1. Hi!

    I just wanna know if the sprockets always show? Or does it have a detachable frame-thingy like in the Sprocket Rocket? Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Great article by the way! I just bought my very own and I’m pretty excited to use it, a little nervous, too, though.

    Reply
    • Hi Nine,

      thanks – glad you liked the article. The Spinner takes a lot of getting used to, but it can produce some stunning results. It doesn’t come with a frame behind the lens so the sprockets are always exposed (it’s basically just an open slit behind which you pull the film, causing exposure).

      Have fun with your new Spinner πŸ˜‰

      Reply

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