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