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