La Sardina Tours Manila with icuresick

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When Lomographic Embassy Manila announced that they're bringing La Sardina to their stores here in the Philippines, I emailed them and asked if I could "beta test" it. Team Manila, the official Lomography distributor in the Philippines, replied and was kind enough to allow me to use one. On August 20, I got the Fischers Fritze at their store and went shooting immediately the next day.

That Sunday was the exhibit installation of our group, Shutter Revolution, at The Burger Joint. A perfect day to test the La Sardina!

My first few shots are random things I saw on my way to The Burger Joint.

Some random shots. Film: Fuji Superia 400

Time to shoot with the Fritz the Blitz!

Testing Fritz the Blitz at The Burger Joint. Film: Fuji Superia 400

The following week, I toured Manila on a Lomowalk with some Shutter Revolution friends and of course with “my” Fischers Fritze. It was a “rain and shine” photowalk; we didn’t mind the strong rain, wind and the sudden appearance of the scorching sun. It was one crazy day!

With SR friends
From Quiapo to Binondo. Film: Lomography Xpro 200
Doing some Multiple Exposures along the way. Film: Lomography Xpro 200

After the Binondo tour, we decided to walk all the way to the Philippine Post Office, The Metropolitan Theater, and Intramuros.

Post Office. Film: Sensia 200
Metropolitan Theater. Film: Sensia 200
We got sunburned staying in Intramuros for some “serious” talk. FIilm: Sensia 200

I loaded a roll of redscaled film before going home that day.

Film: Redscaled Fuji Superia 400

Most of the time I see shots from La Sardina, taken with slow ISO films. So, I tried Fuji Superia 1600 in a skate event.

Superia 1600 worked well with a little help from Fritz the Blitz

And, the La Sardina plus Fuji Superia 1600 duo does well in outdoors, too!

Look! No over exposed areas!

I was initially hesitant to use ISO 100 films with Fischers Fritze. I loaded my first roll (Superia 400) and took some shots; it felt like nothing was being captured on the film, as I’m used to my Lomo LC-A+ loud clicks. The silent clicks from La Sardina sort of gave me paranoia. But, after seeing the scans of my first roll with Fuji Superia 400, I told myself to give ISO 100 a try.

After doing some errands, I walked around the neighborhood to shoot with Fujicolor 100, putting a huge trust on my little blue buddy.

At the Motel district
At the hanging bridge near our home

For me, ISO 100s are best for light painting. So, I tried color splashing and light painting the night before I sent my last five rolls to the photo lab.

Testing the bulb setting

La Sardina is an awesome camera! I often read that this one is for beginners in Lomography, but I’m sure even the non-beginners would definitely love to own one, too!

Thank you Lomographic Embassy Manila for lending me the Fischers Fritze!

written by icuresick on 2011-10-10 in #lifestyle

12 Comments

  1. nicolasesc
    nicolasesc ·

    philippines! how i miss you so!

  2. boobert
    boobert ·

    after this awesome article, Lomographic Embassy Manila would most probably give you that La Sardina! congratulations!

  3. jcgepte
    jcgepte ·

    libre! libre! @icuresick

  4. stitch
    stitch ·

    good piece @icuresick and great shots!

  5. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    great photo selection!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    go erick go!! :D :D

  7. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Thank you guys! :)

  8. michang05
    michang05 ·

    awesome!

  9. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    karirin! magaling talaga ang favorite kong alamat!

  10. feelux
    feelux ·

    galing! :) That must've been a long day :))

  11. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    nakakatawa ung pagkakasulat mo sa "erick" parang bata Lol

  12. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    @superkulisap hahaha Pasensya naman, first time ko lang yata mag sulat ng pangalan ko sa light painting

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