After the La Sardina cameras were out, I just HAD to have one. I even pre-ordered it. But did I make the right choice?
The La Sardina is a super lovely plastic can-shaped 35mm camera with amazing wide-angle lens, two shutter speeds, normal and bulb mode, including a tripod and cable release thread. I got myself the El Capitan because I love its design. It also comes with a cool-retro-looking flash!
I love how lightweight the camera is and how small and precious it feels. There are little settings to worry about and it is really easy to use, so you can just point-and-shoot. The La Sardina also LOVES sun.
The Fritz The Blitz Flash uses a CR123 battery and is so amazing and powerful. The color filters are fun too!
However, I doubt whether I should have gotten the La Sardina in the first place…
Firstly, after a few shots with my Captain, the flash would not activate when you press the shutter. Luckily, I found out what happened and I fixed it. Sadly this problem happens randomly.
Secondly, the battery for the Fritz the Blitz is expensive and whenever I keep the flash in my bag, the button flash turns on accidentally. Therefore draining the battery (I wasted 2 so far). The solution was to take out the battery when not using the flash.
Thirdly, the paint on the body can be easily scraped off. Take caution when keeping it in a bag with lots of stuff!
And finally, I don’t find this bad but the ring of metal part near the lens of my camera is magnetized!
DON’T FRET! The Sardina is a great camera for beginners and a cheaper alternative to other wide-angle cameras. These bad things just give the La Sardina its kicks. I also love how you can fit a bottle cap as a lens cap for this beauty. It kind of gives it personality and individuality.I think everyone should experience this can-o-fun. It’s cheap, simple, cute, fun. I just wish Lomography made cases/straps for them too!
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