As La Sardina being introduced lately by Lomography, a lot of Lomographers are having a trouble: which between the La Sardina or Ultra Wide and Slim should one obtain?
Before the La Sardina was introduced, Ultra Wide and Slim was a very popular analogue camera. Its charming wide-angle lens, lightweight body, ease of use, and also the vignette, have impressed many Lomographers. I hope this article can be a reference to those who intends to have a wide-angle camera.
- Lens Focal Length: 22mm
- Shutter Speed: (N)1/100秒，Bulb
- Aperture: f.8
- Focusing Distance (m): 0.6，1m- ∞
- Multiple Exposures: yes
- Cable Release Connection: Yes
- Film Stopping: Yes
- Flash Contact: yes
The specifications of La Sardina are more advance compared to that of the Ultra Wide and Slim. It has two shutter speeds, larger aperture, adjustable focusing distance, cable release connection, multiple exposure capabilities. What’s more, it can be equipped with flash!
This rewind dial is used for rewinding the films, but it also make multiple exposure possible, and hence more space for creativity.
The La Sardina can produce photos with longer exposure time and multiple exposures. With the flash, you can have great photos even in poor lighting. La Sardina also has the rewind dial, just like the Sprocket Rocket, you can rewind the films to re-expose it. Remember to set the focus distance before pressing the shutter! And more importantly, when using the viewfinder for framing, remember to slightly raise your camera so that you can have an accurate composition.
Ultra Wide and Slim
- Lens Focal Length: 22mm
- Shutter Speed: (N)1/125秒
- Focusing Distance (m): 1.2m- ∞
- Multiple Exposures: no
- Cable Release Connection: no
- Film Stopping: no
- Flash Contact: no
Ultra Wide and Slim is a very simple camera, no flash contact, no multiple exposure or long-exposure capabilities. You only need to load the camera with films and then just point and shoot. So you can see that Ultra Wide and Slim is an ideal camera for beginners, with it faster shutter speed, smaller aperture. Load it with ASA 100 films, you can have beautiful pictures with light fall-off effects even in broad sunlight.
For the price, Ultra Wide and Slim is much more cheaper. It is also lighter in weight and its simple outline make it easier to be fit into your bag. In contrast, La Sardina will weigh a little bit more, and because of its bulged viewfinder, you will need a bit more space in your bag. But at the same time, its extraordinary appearance is the reason why many Lomographers (including me!) are attracted by it.
La Sardina requires more settings than Ultra Wide and Slim, and it will be a bit difficult to manage for beginners. My advice is that if you are a beginner, then you should have Ultra Wide and Slim first. When you have become more familiar with films and with which kind of films to be used in different conditions, then you can obtain the more advanced La Sardina!
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