Lomography got in touch to offer me a review product, which I could then give away to one of you lovely readers. Rather than pick a camera I was rather more intrigued by their Smartphone Film Scanner…
This nifty gadget lets you scan 35mm films directly into your phone just using the phone’s camera, so they’re ready to share immediately. The adaptable device works with any iPhone and most Android phones, and you can scan regular 35mm, panoramic, or Lomokino films.
It’s extremely easy to use. Just feed the film into the bottom and load your phone onto the clamp at the top. Turn the dial to advance the film, snap, and repeat. There’s something quite magical about being able to view your photos this way and ‘release’ them from the negatives so quickly. It works particularly well with iOS7′s super new camera improvements.
These were taken straight off my phone with no editing:
You can also take the photos with a digital camera instead of the smartphone, for a higher res scan. These were taken with my camera through the device, again with no editing:
Competition now closed, thanks to all who entered and to Lomography for the prize
If you missed out, you can buy the scanner here!