La Sardina : Awesome Large View on a Normal Frame Camera


La Sardina is my first prize camera from this site but is also the last camera that was broken. So that means I have only one camera now. Rest in Peace my Seoul rumble prize T-T

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I write this with tears streaming down my face =p When I was inserting the film and cranked the shutter, it seemed stuck and I pushed it until terrible sounds made me worry. When I opened the camera, the film roller was broken. I don’t know, maybe it’ was my mistake. All of my cameras ended broken maybe because I put it inside of my bag just like any other things that I put in. Should I put them in a special case or a special position?

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Okay, I’ll try to forget the sad thing and start to write a happy moment of my La Sardina. It was the prize for being a runner-up of the Korea rumble. =) I was so happy when the package arrived at home and I didn’t have to pay any added cost.

At first I didn’t find what special about the result of this camera until @adi_totp talked to me about the amazing large view that the LaSardina has.

Yes, I have to admit that it’s not like any other normal frame camera. It has the ability to catch a large view even though not as large as a panoramic camera’s view such as that of the Horizon Perfekt or Spinner 360.

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Using slide film on this camera is magical. My usual boring daily life becomes so colorful.

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At that time I was crazy with @dakadev_pui's and @hodachrome's splitzer technique. So I was splitzing with the LaSardina like crazy.

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Actually I got various different stickers for my LaSardina case, but I prefer the uncustomized one. I like the natural one just like I love to snap nature with my LaSardina.

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When I read the book that’s included in the camera box I was quite surprised knowing that this camera was inspired by a retro camera inspired by a sardine can. I’m still amazed by people’s innovation in the past. That’s why I’m loving analogue photography more and more and bought a lot of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s photography magazines and books. Hmm, maybe I should write about it with the next article ;)

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Sometimes I think this camera looks like an LC-Wide, but maybe it’s different. I don’t know, maybe I should try LC-Wide first. Wish me luck ;)

written by hervinsyah on 2013-07-14 in #reviews #la-sardina-hervinsyah-bandung-indonesia-awesome-large-view-on-normal-frame-camera


  1. crowdizzle
    crowdizzle ·

    very lovely pictures you have. anytime im going somewhere where water is i HAVE to take my sardina and use it. i think the best thing i like doing is split pictures, left side is sardina, right side is lc wide. how surprised i was that the difference in eaxh is near impossable to see. really looks like i just used one camera. so if you ever get the chance to own a wide, snatch it up, load it up, dont think... and just shoot! great article!

    dont forget the correction lens for the instaback if you plan on getting one with your wide. ^_^

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @crowdizzle : Thanks very much. I have ever thinking about that too because LC-Wide and La Sardina looks similar. Maybe LC-Wide are more better in vignette especially when shoot sunset (?). Thanks again, very appreciate it

  3. crowdizzle
    crowdizzle ·

    sunsets are AMAZING when shot with a lc wide. the best picture i have would be a sunrise picture i took walking home from work in the early morning. when developed, i was surprised with and golden pinkish red sky! sadly my scanner broke, so i havent upoaded any new sets in, forever. a sad day. lol.

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