Set the Scene
Inspiration and the proper mindset are the first orders of business. Swing your head around and imagine your two eyes multiplying into 8 – winking in 2.5 second, serial succession. Isolate your subject from the swirling image-mess around you. And don't be shy, the Oktomat's brick shape and wee mechanics are charming enough to make even the most surly chap smile.
Shoot! And a couple of “clack's” 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. With this 35mm multi-lens analogue camera, there are so many possibilities from which you might grab an Oktographic snippet: a parade of beagles, big Charlie's unfortunate bicycle lesson, passionate hedgehogs, or a boozy sea-cruise. Whatever the occasion: choose your scene, motivate your cast, and coordinate your cinematography into a print-bound and Oscar-worthy Oktomatic vignette.
Don't Just Capture a Moment, Capture a Movement
- Size4.25" x 3" x 1.25" (11cm x 7.5cm x 3.2cm)
- Weight0.4lb (0.2kg)
- Film Type35mm (Negative, Slide, and B&W)
- Lenses8 individual units
- Serial Exposure timeApprox. total 2.5 seconds for all lenses to fire
- Approx. Lens Aperturef/8
- Approx. Shutter Speed1/100 sec
- ProcessingStandard 35mm processing at any lab, supermarket etc
- 8-Lens BatteryYour miniature block of windows into the outside Oktographic world - one push of the shutter button releases all 8 lenses, in turn, over 2.5 seconds.
- Collapsable ViewfinderWant to shoot from the eyeball - just raise the nifty little viewfinder for a first-person view of what your Oktomat sees. Note: if this doesn't appear too precise - you're right, it isn't!
- Fixed Speed And ApertureNo focusing, no fiddling, no worries - just fire your Oktomat in full sunlight or SLIGHTLY overcast conditions (with a fast film) and your images will be absolutely brilliant.