Tie Up Your La Sardina!


I'm pretty sure that if you have this camera: you love it and also adore the ressults that the wide angle lens gets. Do you like taking a ride with it? Here's a tipster for you to bringing it in a confortable way, holding it on your neck.

I’ve had this camera since the day it was launched and I haven’t had any problems with it in terms of using it (get it from my bag and return it when I’m done). However, when I ride my bike and take it with me, it’s a challenge. Going through stony paths with just one hand was never my strong point, and don’t get me started about going downhill! I just needed a strap on the camera that would set my hands free.

What you need:

  • Preferably a flat cord (it’s easy to manage) or something similar, it will be approximate 1,30 m length
  • (Optional) A piece of clothe 40 cm in lenght and 4 or 5 cm in width
  • 2 keychain rings if possible the same size
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing thread of the same color

The first thing you need to do is choose the design for your camera strap. I had one already made, don’t know why, maybe it was a part of an old costume:

As you see, my strap has a wider cloth that goes right on the neck, which makes it confortable to wear. You can put it above the rest of the strap at the end and sew it, but I tell you that it is optional to do it.

Step 1
We’re gonna fold both of the edges of the cloth just a little, it doesn’t have to be too large because the keychan rings aren’t very big neither. We thread the needle and sew. We have to do this on the two edges.

Step 2
Once we’ve done this, we take the keychan rings and put each one in each edge already sewed. So, we have finished our strap, now we’re gonna put it on the La Sardina. It holds properly because of the wind and rewind wheels, there is no danger of the camera being unfastened.

Step 3 We attach the edge that’s in the keychain ring and pass a little cloth into the ring, making an oval with it. Once we’ve done the oval, we place it on one side of the camera, leaving in the back position of the camera the largest part of the strap and the shortest in front (the part we fold, sew and inserted on the keychan ring). We pull to secure it on both sides. Now we do the same with the other edge, Let’s repeat it!

Step 4
And now we put on the keychan rings on the top, as close as possible to you, because if we put it on near the front of the camera, it would turn around. This is easy to do once we’ve hung it from our neck.

It’s easy to put on and off, so is not a problem when we want to change the film and you can place the keychain ring in such a way that it wouldn’t cover the counter as I do, but be careful: the camera can destabilize.

You can add as many details as you want in the strap, to combine it with any version of La Sardina. I really like the combination of the metal rings and the black colour with the design of my La Sardina Marathon, the metal goes with the lens and the signs in the rewind and wind wheels. Great combo!

Therefore, there’s no excuse: tie up your La Sardina and go out to take some photos!

Get ready to sail the high seas with our new La Sardina collection! These 35mm cameras are equipped with spectacular wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities, and a rewind dial—everything you need for fun-filled and thrill-soaked escapades. Get your own La Sardina camera now!

written by nuhdos on 2012-02-15 in #gear #tipster #lomography-la-sardina #neck #la-sardina #tie-up #tutorial #diy #strap
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  1. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Dont have a Sardina, but nice tip! :)

  2. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    Thanks for reading to all: @bernizt, @rockchicrev, @skrutt, @thethingamajig, @amandaglass, @neanderthalis, y @coolsigg. It was my first international contribution!

  3. absolut_joie
    absolut_joie ·

    THAT's a good idea...hmmm... mind's going crzy with ideas now... XD

  4. julesreyes
    julesreyes ·

    What a creative idea!!! Another alternative is the Custom SLR Glidestrap + C-Loop Combo. Since the La Sardina cameras have a tripod mount, the C-Loop screws into it, thus, leaving your hands hands-free! :)

  5. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    @julesreyes I didn't know about that strap ! Thanks for the information.

  6. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    really nice tip and very helpful! thank you :)

  7. breakingmyself
    breakingmyself ·

    I was a bit niffed when discovered I couldn't put a strap on my La Sardina, it's DIY time again!

    Thanks for the tip :D

  8. tamarrawr
    tamarrawr ·

    Hi! Your tutorial is awesum!! I've made one for my La Sardina Seoul edition... take a look! instagr.am/p/LX_zb0Q6dg/ thankyou again!

  9. tamarrawr
    tamarrawr ·

    Hi @nuhdos ! Your tutorial is awesum!! I've made one for my La Sardina Seoul edition... take a look! instagr.am/p/LX_zb0Q6dg/ thankyou again!

  10. nelmatoledo
    nelmatoledo ·

    I loved it! I'll try with Sprocket rocket!

  11. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    whooohoo i'm definitly going to do this for my möbius! :))

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