Lomography La Sardina


This is a review of the La Sardina camera for all who are interested in this colorful camera.

The La Sardina was created a few months ago by the Lomography team. It consists of 6 designs (4 plastic and 2 metal.) These cameras are very pleasing to the eye with their beautiful colors and smooth design flows. I have the green Marathon one which I love because it makes me feel like I can be all camouflaged in trees and no one can see me taking shots! Haha.

There are a lot of extras you get on La Sardina which you don’t usually get on a lot of plastic cameras, such as the B setting and the MX button. These buttons allow you to be very inventive with your film and get some major experimenting going on.

The lens is great and offers and gives super sharp images, especially on black and white film and great color saturation for color films!!

Here are the specs of the camera:

• Film Type: Standard 35mm (135)
• Exposure Area: 36mm x 24mm
• Lens Focal Length: 21mm
• Aperture: Fixed f/8
• Angle of view: 89 degrees
• Shutter Speed: Bulb (B), 1/100 (N)
• Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m
• Focusing Steps: Two Step Focusing — 0.6m-1m, 1m-Infinity
• View Finder: Inverse Galileo-Type Built-in Viewfinder
• Film Counting: Auto Film Counting
• Film Stopping: Yes
• Multiple Exposures: Yes
• Cable Release Connection: Yes
• Tripod Mount: 1/4’ Tripod Screw
• Shutter Release Lock: Shutter Locks After Lens Collapsed

I mainly use my La Sardina now for its amazing capability for creating some great black and white shots with any type of black and white film!

The only downside that people may see with the La Sardina is that sometimes you can get a flare of light curving the corner of the image. I don’t mind it myself as I think it looks great and adds to the image that you have created.

I would recommend this camera if you are on a budget and want a wide angled lens camera to add to your collection.

Get ready to sail the high seas with our new La Sardina collection! These 35mm cameras are equipped with spectacular wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities, and a rewind dial—everything you need for fun-filled and thrill-soaked escapades. Get your own La Sardina camera now!

written by explorette on 2011-10-19 #gear #black-and-white #35mm #review #fish #lomography #user-review #requested #sardina #explorette


  1. cornborn
    cornborn ·

    love the b&w gallery!

  2. julia_adele
    julia_adele ·

    I have noticed the glare in some of my photos too! but I agree it's not a bad addition to some already cool photos. nice review. I am experimenting with B&W now and hopefully they yield some great photos!

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