A Fish Called La Sardina (A Review)


It’s a wonderful romantic comedy. Since adam_g2000 bought me my La Sardina I’ve been in love with its wide angled wonder-lens!

Credits: nessy

As a new photographer and Lomographer, I sometimes struggle to get to grips with remembering lots of settings and functions. This is one of the reasons why I love La Sardina so much. Not only is it a handsome camera, the design makes me chuckle every time I look at it. Even so, its simplicity allows me to just look at what I want to shoot and just shoot it—that’s really important when taking pics of my kids!

Credits: nessy

This is important to me as I am a compulsive person and don’t want to mess around. I see a shot I want and I take it. I can always do this with the La Sardina.

I recently went to the Santa Parade in Auckland. I needed to get film urgently so I had to get it a full retail as I didn’t have any ISO 100 and it was very sunny. I had to spend a lot for one roll of film, but I didn’t mind as I knew La Sardina would do what I wanted it to.

Credits: nessy

It’s a very simple camera to operate, there is only one setting to worry about, either close up (within a meter) or infinity. So all I have to do is turn the lens and remember to wind on!

If you want to, you can flick a switch to do multiple exposures, or use the B mode to keep the shutter open for as long as you want. This allows for some cool special effects.

My version came with a flash, this is also very cool as you can set it’s strength for several distances. I’ve not really used it for anything other than fill flash, to get rid of shadows on a sunny day. It’s worth having it for that alone, it also has some cool filters for the flash to change the colour of the light, though I like my shots more natural than that; adam_g2000 loves those though!

My lovely La Sardina!

In short, if you want a camera that you can be fast with, gives you all of the coolness of a plastic lensed camera with the absolute simplicity of a point and shoot on 35mm film La Sardina is the one for you!

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 nessy on 2011-12-17 #gear #wide-angle #review #christmas #lomography #user-review #sardina #la-sardina


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Great pics and good luck with your new camera :D

  2. kidders
    kidders ·

    I LOVE my La Sardina. It was the 1st lomography camera I bought (I now have 4) and it's actually my favorite! I get very consistent shots I think because of the simplicity of the camera, I'm actually still trying to get to grips with my LC-A focus settings!

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