Like a Splitzer on a Wire


How to avoid losing your La Sardina DIY splitzer and lens cap? Put them on a wire!

A tipster I’ve found pretty useful in the last month was this one, in which it was shown how to create a DIY splitzer for La Sardina with the lid of a 35mm film canister. I’ve just tried to develop this idea in order to have the splitzer always at hand and to avoid losing it.

Here’s what you need:

  • A DIY La Sardina splitzer, made out of a 35 mm canister lid and a piece of black paper glued on top
  • Scissor or cutters
  • Cardboard
  • Glue or adhesive tape
  • A string

Once you got your DIY Splitzer made, just cut out a piece of cardbord paper as that in the picture, which can fit the splitzer front side and also has a rectangular extension leaning outside of the splitzer area. Glue the cardboard silhouette on the splitzer front.

Then make a hole in the cardboard rectangular extension and pass a string through it, even better if you could help yourself with a small ring or hook. Finally fix it around the La Sardina rewind button and you’ll always be ready to go out and splitz with it!

I have also tried to follow a similar approach to avoid losing the La Sardina lens cap, after it slipped out of my hand at a punk gig and I risked my life to sort it out of the mosh pit. Just pierce the lens cap in the middle with a needle and tie a string with a knot, as shown in the picture. This new string can join the splitzer string.

As a matter of fact you will not lose the lens cap and the splitzer although it’s better if they’re out of the frame!

And here are some splitzed photos!

Stay wired!

written by pandaisdead on 2011-11-24 #gear #tutorials #diy #splitzer #tipster #handcraft #quickie-tipster #la-sardina #hand-craft


  1. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    The splitzer really works good ! Thanks for the tipsters !

  2. ginny
    ginny ·

    Great photos!

  3. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Good splizer photos!

  4. pandaisdead
    pandaisdead ·

    too kind!

  5. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Nice idea.

  6. iamdnierod
    iamdnierod ·

    i shouldve read this tipster before i lost my holga diy splitzer *cries*

  7. fernandocallo
    fernandocallo ·

    Done! This is amazing!

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