This is your last chance to pre-order your Petzval Lens and get the special aperture plates included for free! With estimated delivery in August (or even sooner), don’t miss out on securing your picture perfect portrait lens!

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Personalize your LA SARDINA!

When I received a La Sardina from a nice user on Saturday, I immediately set to work to change it. Even if I had to decide first what do I do now.

My first I’ve painted with green and black paint, as you can read here in my german tipster Bemale deine La Sardina doch einfach neu! .

About how the camera is best broken down into its individual parts, I recommend the article from phalanx , by which I was really convinced to make the camera finally new.

But now the current version!

You will need:

  • La Sardina ;)
  • scissors
  • scalpel
  • adhesive film
  • screwdriver
  • Pattex

So first dissect your camera with the above instructions. Just remember which screws you’ve taken out. The adhesive metal discs I’ve put on a plastic stapler where I could them easily.

I then cut out all the parts in pieces about the size of the adhesive film. Then I went to the easy parts such as front and back, then the border. The adhesive film I cut either with a small scissors or scalpel. The holes I could most easily cut with a thin very sharp scalpel.

Then I was ready to replace the pieces. I glued the metal plates again with Pattex, also the two rivets.

To paste the flash was a little harder. I was working range step by step to the side panels. First, I have a pen paint copies of the curves on paper. Then transferred to the film and adapted slowly in small steps the rest.

So here is the little beauty:

This method was more easy than the one to paint, but I like both of course. And each was worth the work. Now it matches to the design of my beloved SX-70.

And now a big THANK YOU to mapix , who received for exchange one of my bags made of felt for his La Sardina :D

Enough again from you tinker-aunt Pearlgirl.

Das wars mal wieder von eurer Basteltante Pearlgirl.

written by pearlgirl77 and translated by brommi


  1. pearlgirl77


    thank you @brommi :D

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  2. hollyelizabeth_


    looks amazing!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  3. castiana


    aw, cute!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  4. pearlgirl77


    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  5. bsdunek


    I agree castiana, very cute! Not for a guy, though.

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  6. luffyblu


    I want one like this for myself! :)

    over 1 year ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

The original version of this article is written in: Deutsch. It is also available in: 中文(繁體版) & 中文(繁體版).