400ISO, natural light
Lens : 9 individual lenses. F=24mm, F/11
Format : 35mm film
Range : 0.8m (2.5′) – infinity
Shutter : Mechanical, speed 1/100 second
Viewfinder Type : Direct Vision
Film Transport : Manual
Flash : Built-in electronic
Power : “AA” battery (alkaline recommended)
It’s time to embrace your inner Andy (Warhol that is) – the Pop 9 is a funky little 9 individual lens camera that gives you a photo that’s repeated, you guessed it, 9 times. Personally, I think this camera is very well suited for photos of a specific subject but it is, of course, up to every individual photographer to decide what you prefer.
I had good success with 400ISO film. I did find you could see the grain but it gave some forgiveness in moderate amounts of light. I found even on sunny days the 400ISO worked best. Although, the manual says that 100ISO is good for bright sunlight without shade for best resolution and colors and 200ISO for bright sunlight or indoor flash.
- Lens allows you to get close without going out of focus
- Small enough for a pocket on a night out
- Internal flash
- 35mm film – affordable to develop
- unforgiving in low light with no flash
- easy to get a hand in the image by accident
My Pop 9 is great for carrying around in my purse and pulling it out for a quick snap shot. I think the photos would be great enlarged and put on a wall or for homemade postcards/gift cards and can make an every day subject, like a cup of coffee, a little more exciting.
400 ISO – natural light from Window
I tried using the camera for landscapes, flowers, graffiti, as well as a host of every day things. The camera is very fun and simple to use. (I did use a piece of gaffers tape on the back just to be sure that it would accidentally pop open.) I found that the 9x effect was especially interesting when I saw the results of the house fire photographs. It really emphasized the devastation simply by repeating the image.
I think this is a great introductory camera and a great addition to a toy camera collection. I would definitely use this at a party!
400ISO – Graffiti Wall on Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario; artist unknown
This little camera is pretty fun but is pretty limited in terms of function so I started thinking about what sort of mods might be possible. My friend suggested cutting some acetate and then coloring it with different colored sharpies. This actually worked pretty well and left the photos with a foggy uneven multicoloured look.
I believe that a mask could be created for inside the camera as well and could have some cool and unpredictable results!
photo with filter
same shot, no filter