- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm ; 408 g
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
- Item model number: 920
- ASIN: B0007VVXHQ
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 8 2012
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #328,688 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Lomography OKTOMAT Compact 35mm Camera with 8 Serial Lenses
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Every picture tells a story when you take it with this funky photographic tool. The Oktomat rapidly fires through 8 tiny lenses in serial succession over a span of 2 seconds. The 8 frames are composed together, producing a mini photo vignette of each print. A lomographic camera that begs experimentation and creativity, the multi-frame format captures movement in interesting, pop-art ways. To get a sweeping close up of stationary subjects, move the camera toward the subject while clicking the shutter. Moving subjects call for good framing, which you master as you go. The flash-free camera requires sun lighting for best results and uses standard 35mm film (and standard processing). Includes wrist strap and full instructional brochure. Collapsible viewfinder. No focusing. Imported. 4-3/8x3x1-1/4".
From the Manufacturer
Swing your head around and imagine your two eyes multiplying into 8 winking-in-a-2.5-second-serial succession. You, my friend, have tasted only the very beginning of the Lomography Oktomat Compact 35mm Camera with 8 Serial Lenses pleasure. With one touch of the shutter button, this camera's 8 tiny lenses fire in turn, creating a multi-frame mini photo vignette. Upload your masterpiece to lomography.com and create a full-action MiniMovie! Uses standard 35mm film and standard processing.
Take a Look Around and Set the Scene
Inspiration and the proper mind set are the first orders of business. Isolate your subject from the swirling image-mess around you. Now don't be shy--Oktomat's brick shape and wee mechanics are charming enough to make even a surly chap smile. Go on with yourself as if Oktomatic photography is an uncontrollable reflex--something which your brain does not choose, but initiates with its own will.
Fire! and the Oktographic Story Board SHOOT!! And 8 "clacks" later your subject is cleanly sliced into 8 little frames, boiled, and served. It's no Hollywood feature, but believe us, 8 frames can tell quite a tale. Envision yourself as a movie director on the world's tightest budget--armed with 8 scenes and 2.5 seconds to relate your micro-masterpiece. Among the many possibilities, you might grab an Oktographic snippet from: your best friend's romp in the park, a parade of pugs, the very moment that she said "yes," big Charlie's unfortunate bicycle lesson, passionate hedgehogs, or a boozy sea-cruise. Whatever the occasion, choose your scenes, motivate your cast, and coordinate your cinematography into a print-bound and Oscar-worthy Oktomatic vignette.
Okto-Kino and The Lomographic Brain Trust
Your fresh-from-the-lab shots require one addition to reach their full potential--a potent injection of Oktographic animation. Upload them to the OKTO-KINO application to Lomography web site, pop into your folding director's chair, grab some butter-slathered popcorn and peel your eyes as your Oktomatic images are instantly transformed into live-action 8-frame cinema. And, by all means, don't keep this little screening all to yourself--it's a solemn Lomographic duty to share your images with the other maniacs in our online community.
What's in the Box
Lomography Oktomat camera, hand strap, multi-lingual instructions, and full documentation.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The funny thing about the Okto is that, instead of being mad that the thing had gone bad so quickly, we mused about how interesting it would be for someone to take this idea and execute it in a more robust build. The image quality is better than you'd expect from one-eighth of a 35mm frame, and with glass lenses and some critical internal parts made of, say, metal, you could have a ton fun. Or you could just spend another 33 dollars.
Notes: The eight consecutive clacks really sound more like a grind, don't let this worry you. And there is a small black piece on the top of the camera - the film advance leaver should stay to the back of this, you may have to pop it back into place once in a while. All part of the low tech fun!