Hipstamatic film & lens combinations test
I have been testing every combination of Hipstamatic lens and film, you can buy with version 150, in a none too scientific way. Iwas bored waiting for the next tube train to Leicester Square, so I started taking pictures of the London Underground roundel logo tiles at Highgate station. Being red and blue on a white background this was hardly the best colour chart to test, and certainly not under optimal lighting conditions (hence the blur). However it has given me a set of reference images that will help in predicting, to some degree, the possible outcome of my choice for any shot.
For those who don't know how Hipstamatic it is not like other iPhone photo apps in that you take a picture with a choice of "lens", "film" and "flash" to apply a set of transformations upon the image. There is no post-production processing choices and you cannot change your mind afterwards. This is fine if either you are happy with the randomness of applying creative filters (you can shake the phone to allow Hipstamatic to choose the film and lens) or you know what effect your choices will have on the pictures, so hence this little project .
So here they are 48 (+ 1) pictures of the same thing - 6 lenses and 8 films. I have not included the flashes in the test as this would have taken many delays on the Norther Line to complete . The plus one is the standard shot (above) taken with the default iPhone camera, no post process, except cropping to square format, and otherwise taken in the same non-scientific manner. I've grouped the pictures both by lens and by film, and you can click through to the full-size image in my test set on Flickr
Lens: John S
Lens: Kaimal Mark II
Lens: Helga Viking
Lens: Lucifer VI
Lens: Roboto Glitter
Film: Ina's 1969
Film: Kodot Verichrome
Film: BlacKeys B+W
Film: BlacKeys SuperGrain
Film: Alfred Infrared
 It is a lot easier with other creative iPhone apps to demonstrate the different outcomes with post-production transformations on any one picture.
 There are 288 possible combinations of flash, film and lens for all available add-ons for Hipstamatic 150