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La Sardina Tours Manila with icuresick

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.

Time to shoot with the Fritz the Blitz!

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

12 comments

  1. nicolasesc

    nicolasesc

    philippines! how i miss you so!

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  2. boobert

    boobert

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

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  3. jcgepte

    jcgepte

    libre! libre! @icuresick

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  4. stitch

    stitch

    good piece @icuresick and great shots!

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  5. superlighter

    superlighter

    great photo selection!

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  6. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    go erick go!! :D :D

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  7. icuresick

    icuresick

    Thank you guys! :)

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  8. michang05

    michang05

    awesome!
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  9. b0rn2b1ush

    b0rn2b1ush

    karirin! magaling talaga ang favorite kong alamat!

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  10. feelux

    feelux

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

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  11. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    nakakatawa ung pagkakasulat mo sa "erick" parang bata Lol

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  12. icuresick

    icuresick

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

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