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Ghost Camera (2016) Review

Official Review

November 25th, 2015 11:16am
Reviewed by Stuart Philip
This is one of my favorite Tenyo products in recent memory. The effect blows people away.

The performer has a spectator select a card and places it in the card box, or face up in the deck and covers it with his handkerchief. He borrows a cell phone, snaps a picture and the card is revealed as a ghostly image in the picture. What the spectator sees on their camera is the handkerchief with an almost x-ray looking image of their card.

The trick comes with the gimmicked handkerchief and a link to English instructions. Watch the video and what you see is what you get. It is simple to learn and easy to perform. There is some much you can do with this routine, as far as patter goes, that you can really make it your own.

You can instantly repeat the trick with a different card. After that, you need to find different spectators to amaze. There is also the option of having a ghostly hand with a finger pointing to one of the corners of the handkerchief, thereby revealing a choice i.e. if 4 items are placed on a corner of the handkerchief the finger will point to the correct item. The reset is instant and there are no angle issues.

The handkerchief has a nice design on one side and is all black on the other side. Although it cannot be handed out for inspection, after about a dozen performances, no one has asked to see it as they are looking at their camera. It would be nice to have a non-gimmicked version of the handkerchief, which does not exist. The gimmick also had a hidden code to help the performer execute the trick, although it is not needed.

I am concerned that if the handkerchief is folded and gets creased that it may detract from or ruin the effect a bit. That remains to be seen.

A great trick that garners fantastic reactions for a great price.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Ghost Camera (2016)

Author: Tenyo
Publisher: Tenyo Co., Ltd.
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $24.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

Take a photo of something invisible!

Invisible objects appear in a photo! The camera is completely ungimmicked so you can borrow a spectator's smartphone to take the photo. This cutting-edge trick will captivate audiences because it is both timely and baffling.

Instruction sheet

1. The spectator selects a card, returns it to the deck, and covers the deck with a handkerchief.
2. The magician snaps a photo using a smartphone.
3. When the audience looks at the photo, they are shocked to see that the selected card has appeared in the picture! This can be immediately repeated with a different card.

Additional routines are included: a mysterious hand appears in the photo, and a selected coin is magically divined.

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