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Turn Your La Sardina Into a Square Miracle!

I love square pictures and because I have several La Sardinas, I thought i build my Telefonbuch edition to a quadratic variation. You can do it for one roll and you return the La Sardina to the original state. Look after the jump how I did it!

You need:

  • scissors
  • scotch tape
  • black paper / carton
  • pencil
  • white marker
  • ruler
  • cross slotted screwdriver

At first i tinkered a mask for inside of the cam with the black paper. I cut one strip about the size I needed.

Then mark with the pencil on the strip both sides the height of the needed mask. I pulled a line and cut the spillover and divided it in two parts.

To make it as good a square as possible I measured the opening height and calculated how wide I needed the mask and marked it with the pencil.

I cut the two strips so they fit into the correct position and then glued them with the scotch tape into the camera.

We’re now finished inside the camera!

Now I want the viewer square too. So i screwed the viewer cap down from the camera with the cross slotted screwdriver. Do the scotch tape in front of the viewer that is almost square. Paint the scotch tape with the white marker and screw it back on the camera.

My square La Sardina is finished!

You can shoot the whole film normally and you get 36 pictures on your roll or you can rewind the roll after every picture a little bit, which is really easy with the La Sardina. Sometimes I rewind it too much but I get great overlapping pictures. Surprises like this is what Lomography is for and I take my next roll to get more of the same!

But written enough, here are the pictures:

Have fun modifying your La Sardina!
Your Pearlgirl

written by pearlgirl77 and translated by pearlgirl77


  1. pearlgirl77


    @peruvianfan look :)

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  2. breakingmyself


    Awesome! The next film I put in my Sardina is getting this treatment. :)

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  3. headlock


    So simple, yet so creative! I'm going to try this very soon!

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  4. superlighter


    nice tip and cool results!

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  5. lomo-graf


    Klasse Tipp und schöne Fotos!
    Mehr Tipps und Tricks (nicht nur von pearlgirl77) gibts auf lomoforum.de

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  6. pearlgirl77


    @headlock, @superlighter, @lomo-graf thanks a lot :D

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  7. wuxiong


    very creative idea and great results...^..^

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  8. pearlgirl77


    @wuxiong thanks... and it brings lot of fun.. i love square pictures :D

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