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How to Make a Splitzer for the La Sardina

I saw some awesome results with splitzers, so, one rainy day, I decided to make my own. And what is a better camera to try this than the La Sardina? Read on and find out what I did!

I decided to use the plastic film case, as it has closest diameter with the La Sardina’s lens.

Here are things you’ll need:

  • An empty film case
  • Rubber seal
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper

1. First, I cut half of the lid off. You can see my process on the pictures below:

I used sandpaper to make the edge smoother after cutting.

2. Then, I had to cut off part of the cylinder. I used a sliding scale to transfer the distance and make the groove. I maid 7 milimetres wide ring from the top of the canister. We can put the lid on.

3. If the splitzer still doesn’t fit on the lens, I think the best solution is the rubber seal — it’s tight and doesn’t scratch the cover of lens. I used the one with glue on the back.

4. Here we have final product: my home-made splitzer for the La Sardina!

Unfortunately, I can show you only two pictures shooted throught the splitzer because I overrated the film speed and the rest of the splitzer pictures are totaly dark. Great thing is that because of the wide angle lens, the splitzer makes some quite interesting vignetting. Take a look!

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written by tomas-scigulinsky


  1. mjouty


    I'm looking forward to making my own Splitzer!!

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  2. crowdizzle


    Very clean, simply ingenious :-)

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  3. msaji


    So after taking your first picture with the splitzer, you would press the double exposure button, and then turn the splitzer 180 degrees?
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  4. tomas-scigulinsky


    You forgot about one important thing, not only that you have to turn the splitzer 180 degrees after pressing MX, you also have to turn your camera upside down. Otherwise it would be like two same pictures... :)

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  5. flashstalker


    great article :)

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  6. iamtheju


    I used a similar trick to make 2 splitzers; one with each half of a puzzle piece cut out, and got some great results. Try some crazy shapes with card and see what you get!!
    @tomas-scigulinsky only if you want half of your picture to be upside-down.

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