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Lomography Action Sampler Flash 4-lens 35mm Film Camera (OLD MODEL)


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  • Shoot 4 sequential images on one print
  • With one touch of the shutter button, all four lenses are fired in sequence
  • A 4-step electronic flash fires in synch with each lens
  • Capture a 4-frame action portrait over 1 second
  • Uses regular 35mm film - prints can be developed anywhere
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Lomographic Cameras
  • Model: 6892
  • Film Format Type: 35mm
  • Image Stabiliser: N

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6.4 x 2.3 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0001HM7NU
  • Item model number: 6892
  • Batteries 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,327 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Product Description

Lomography ActionSampler 4-lens 35mm Film Flash Camera, Clamshell Pack 262

From the Manufacturer

This is your chance to control and document the 4th dimension in photography: time. Now it's up to you to find out how to actually use this phenomenal camera: when, how and where you can Sample Action, what to watch for and what to do next is all explained right here. Study it carefully, keep a loose upper lip, and then hit the road to snap away.

One/Two/Three/Four:
Hit the button, hear the clack-clack-clack-clack, and wham! - you've got your very own macro-cine shot. One second has been neatly divided into four parts and lined up in impeccable order to give you one shaky piece of sampled action. More than a photograph and not quite a movie, you've got a permanent documentation of a snippet taken from your very own existence.

Warning - Caution!
The Actionsampler Flash is not designed for connoisseurs of fine caviar or light-meter fetishist photography. This camera is strictly to be used to have fun, make your friends and dogs smile, and enjoy the freedom of experiment.The Actionsampler is an easy entree to exploring the world of moving pictures. Shoot from the gut, without having to worry for even a second.

Sexy Shutters:
The Actionsampler Flashes' heart lies in its four-lens sequential face, a design miracle pioneered in our original Actionsampler camera. Advancing your film serves to cock an ingenious circular shutter. A quick touch of the shutter release sends this circle into motion, exposing a quarter frame of your image each 1/4 of a second. Original Actionsampler aficionados will note the increased lens quality, sharpness, and contrast of the new Actionsampler Flash.

Mirror Gloss:
Shooting for maximum impact, the Actionsampler Flash is clad in a charcoal-grey, mirror-gloss finish. As if an insanely bright 4-step flash wasn't enough of a pleasant how-d'you-do, the camera's sleek skin works to additionally attract fond attention your way. With camera firmly in hand, you are poised to both be the life of the party and relentlessly photograph it.

Film Feeding:
All 35mm films will work wonderfully with your Actionsampler Flash. For daytime shooting, 100 ASA color negative is a glowing choice. At night, step up to 800 ASA for better light sensitivity. Try cross processing a slide film roll for other-worldly, yellow-submarine color effects. Load a high-speed black and white film for a high-grain, high-drama film noir shoot.

Pop..Pop..Pop..Pop:
The Actionsampler Flash's powerful 4-punch burst of light is no joke. In really dark situations, it's obnoxious enough to satiate even the hardest core of flash-light hooligans. Each individual unit fires perfectly in sync with each opening shutter. Your Actionsampler Flash is excellent at parties, a crowd pleaser at concerts, and especially thrilling at breakdancing shows.

Day into Night and Vice-Versa:
No longer bounded by the whim and want of the sun, your Actionsampling is now hot and available 24 hours a day. Once you encounter a less-than-very-bright situation, including indoors, flip up the flash and fire away. Your action is back, sharp as a tack and bathed in light. Try the flash in the sunlight as well, especially with your subject's head blocking out the sun. Magical!

The Power and the Glory:
Two "AA" batteries are required to power your flash, and are happily included in the camera package. The recycle time is a fast 7 to 10 seconds in-between shots, keeping you in-step with your action-packed surroundings. Keep your shooting range tight and close for maximum flashing impact, and be sure to give your potential subjects absolutely no warning of the 4-flash onslaught coming their way.

Get a Little Closer:
Don't be shy. A wise man once said, Get as close to the objects of your Lomographic desire as possible. Take that sage advice and hold it dear to your bosom - it is the key to success. The Actionsampler Flash's lenses are starving for content - fill them up with up-close noses, bright eyes, headlights, seashells, insane shoes, haughty cows, and other unmentionables.

Change up the Action:
Move your lazy 'ol behind off the chair and snap away. Keep your subject still and run around him/her/it like a true chicken without a head, sampling madly as you go. Then, switch it on them and keep still while your subject hops all around. The key: the more dynamic & experimental your technique, the more subjective, existential, and even DIVINE your Action Samples will be.

Sampling-Splashing:
Really, how many times have you looked at sequential multi-lens images and envisioned a Warhol-esque color progression bursting out of them? Let your desire guide you into the photo supply store for some colored plastic gel filters. Cut 'em up, stick a different color on each individual flash unit, and let loose. Get close, and splash each square with a different gorgeous color.

Customer Reviews

The four frames are cool but that's this camera's one trick.
Rhett Redelings
And I did a little experiment indoors first and the flash went off (which is normal) and then, I tried outside and the flash didn't go off.
OK.Tu
I've been basically married to this buzzing little thing - it's awesome!
Schatzi McGee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Schatzi McGee on December 10, 2004
This guy was a long time coming. I got the original Actionsampler a few years ago, and always wanted to shoot it indoors. Alas, all of my attempts came out pretty grainy and dark.

Enter the Actionsampler Flash. I've been basically married to this buzzing little thing - it's awesome! The mechanics are smoother and the images are a lot sharper then the original Actionsampler. And, the four-step flash is great - it's fast as lighting and surprisingly strong. This item is really dope at a concert or party.

A few suggestions for prospective buyers...

1. Definitely buy this over the original Actionsampler. It's like night and day.

2. Use 400 or 800 speed film - that shutter moves fast, and anything slower might blur your images (unless you like that).

3. WAIT for the flash to charge fully and the ready light to come on. It can take about 12 seconds or so. If you fire before the flash is recycled, then one element might not flash and you'll get a black frame.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By M. Martinez VINE VOICE on May 19, 2005
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i stumbled across these lomo cameras on the amazon.com website. they sounded fun so i ordered this particular camera. wow! i was pleasantly surprised with the different effects you can achieve by "shooting from the hip". definately use 400 or 800 speed film and definately take it everywhere you go. the case of the camera does seem like a cheaply made camera but WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE PICTURES THAT YOU WILL GET. definately worth the money and i will definately order more lomo specialty cameras....got my eye on the fisheye camera!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Rhett Redelings on April 12, 2007
Okay, let's be clear about something. The Action Sampler is not a Lomo despite it's being sold and branded by Lomography.com. It IS a toy camera. What you get are 4 frames, each timed 1/200 of a second apart on one frame of 35mm film.

You do not get focus, ASA/ISO controls, shutter speed controls or anything other than a very basic light sensor that determines whether or not the flash fires and the flash itself which is supposedly synchronized to the shutter, although I'm not convinced that it actually is.

The four frames are cool but that's this camera's one trick. It's all it does. The optics are terrible quality. If you're old enough to remember the old Instamatic cameras with the 110 film cartridges and the terrible resolution they had, well, this will make you feel all dated and nostaligic.

That said, this camera is a blast. You can take pictures of movement but because the lenses all point in slightly different directions, it's you can shoot still images and get 4 very different photos to choose from. And if you like the lo-fi picture quality or the subtle Andy Warhol-esque look of your new 4 framed pictures and don't care too much about getting a really good picture, you'll have a wonderful time.

The lenses are focused at "infinity" meaning everything after a few feet is in in focus. Close-up/macro stuff is out of the question. As far as ASA/ISO, I use 1600 or 800 and have it pushed one stop in the lab (effectively making it 1600 with artifacts) or the pictures come out too dim in anything other than the brightest sunlight. That's right, indoor shooting or shooting in the shade is out unless you use really fast film, which also degrades the detail quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By F. Salim on March 2, 2008
My friend had purchased the action sampler before me and I was instantly entranced by it's sleek look so after reading a few of the reviews on here,I decided to order one for myself.I also had another lomo camera[the fish eye] and thought that since the pictures taken with that one came out pretty cool,the action sampler ones would too.Lomography did not fail me!The camera arrived on time in perfect condition and I started click click clicking away.It comes with a roll of 36 exposure film and its own batteries which was convenient.Unfortunately i only got half of my film from the first roll since an idiot in my class opened the back and exposed my film so make sure you don't make the same mistake I did.Overall the pictures came out really trippy and awesome!In most of them,each frame differs and even in those that don't,the final product is great.I would advise on always using the flash and though it says the closer you get the better,that's not true because unlike the fish eye if you get too close,the picture will be of just the person's cheek or w/e.I highly recommend this camera especially if you like pictures that are random and not just myspacey!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H. Coffill on March 27, 2006
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This is a fun camera for action shots. You need to be 3 feet or less away from your subject or you get some really sketchy results.

We had a lot of fun with this for our xmas photos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rani b. on September 11, 2007
i like this camera alot. easy to use, very fun to play around with. you really do have to get close up on a subject in order to take some really cool shots...

lomography's website is pretty cool. you get to join in on they're photography society & share pics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RLH on November 5, 2006
rewind knob snapped after a couple months of light use. otherwise, very fun camera.
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By Amazonteur on January 6, 2014
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This is what'll happen when you buy this camera:

1) you'll have fun with it for a short period of time
2) it'll break and that's that.
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