Superheadz Digital Harinezumi 2++ Review

Okay, so I’ve had the Digital Harinezumi 2++ for a while now, so I figured I’d put up a review of it, based on my experiences.  Now, I’m not going to be be giving any sort of overall scores or ratings as numbers for any of my camera reviews, since I believe that each person wants something different out of their cameras.

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Todai-ji temple (Digital Harinezumi 2++)

Walking out from Todai-ji temple, Nara. Taken with Digital Harinezumi 2++, ISO100

This was taken whilst moving away from Todai-ji Temple, which housed the world’s largest buddha statue, clocking in at 17 metres or so.  I love how vividly red that flower turned out on my Harinezumi 2++.  It took a little while to get the colour balance right – it was initially quite washed out.

I’ll soon be posting up a guide on how to take advantage of the auto-colourbalancing to get some funky effects going on the Digi Harinezumi 2++

Hikone Castle (Gakkenflex)

That’s Hikone Castle peeking through the trees. Taken with Gakkenflex.

This is one of my favourite photos, taken during my recent holiday to Japan.  This is one of the main buildings in Hakone Castle.  In terms of the photo, notice the trademark Gakkenflex traits of having soft, blurred edges, with a clear focus in the centre.

This camera requires a lot of manual focussing and, as you can imagine, if you don’t get it right, the whole thing will be blurry.  When you get it right, though, it will look stunning.

Toycams, Philosophy and a Dragonite.

Dragonite and Snorlax welcome you! …  They also seem to be inspecting and testing out my prized Gakkenflex.  Photo taken with Digi Harinezumi 2++, ISO800

Hello all,

I know there’s not much to see right now, but if you stick around, you’ll see this place gradually build up. Over time, I’ll be uploading my favourite photos that I’ve taken with my numerous toy cameras.  If you mosey on over to my About page, you’ll see a little of what I aim to achieve here.  Like I said there, my philosophy is to never digitally alter any of the photos I post up here – all of it is 100% toycam goodness.  Almost all of the photos I post up will be from toy cameras (I say almost because, well… I have to use a normal camera to take a photo of my toy cameras). I’ve seen toycam blogs which admit to digitally altering their photos, and I just think that it completely defeats the purpose of using a toycam at all

On top of  sharing my photos, I’ll also report my various experiences and experiments with my toycams and post up guides and reviews, all in order to help you get the most out of yours.  And if you don’t own a toycam, maybe I can persuade you to invest in one yourself.

Currently I own a Digital Harinezumi 2++, a Gakkenflex (from the Otona no Kagaku magazine, volume 25), a Superheadz Ultra Wide and Slim, a Superheadz Golden Half and a Smena Symbol (which is a vintage non-toycam film camera)