Get a Handle on the La Sardina


Here, I’ll show you a super simple way to add a strap to your La Sardina camera. The steps are simple and easy. Learn the steps on how to do this after the break.

One interesting feature of La Sardina is the dedicated flash port for Fritz the Blitz. Instead of a standard hot shoe, the product designers at decided to use a dedicated port similar to other cameras manufactured at the time of the Irwin Kandor Candid camera on which La Sardina is based. The Kandor Candid did not have support for a flash, but other cameras of the time had flashes that a user would mount by screwing them into the side of the camera. Here’s what the flash port for La Sardina looks like:

Hmm. The bush looks familiar. Yes. It looks just like the tripod bush on the bottom of La Sardina.

If you happen to have one of these little things that screws into a tripod bush to give you a loop, you can screw it into the side of La Sardina.

I got one with my Sprocket Rocket, but you can pick them up at most pro camera shops. If you can’t get one, you can also use a 1/4" eye-bolt. They look like this:

via Tools and Hardware UK

You can saw off the excess with a hack saw if necessary. Here’s what mine looks like with the hand strap:

Now I can use La Sardina with confidence not having to worry about dropping my precious.

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 gvelasco on 2012-01-24 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #strap #threads #la-sardina #la-sardina-top-tipster


  1. stratski
    stratski ·

    Hey, that might work with my Olympus XA as well... Thanks for the tip!

  2. wapclub
    wapclub ·

    Thank for this tip :D nice

  3. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    great tip

  4. lucianalfaro
    lucianalfaro ·

    Simplicity demands creativity. Congrats! Great solution!

  5. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    Thanks for the tip! :D

  6. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    Thanks for the tip! :D

  7. efreak
    efreak ·

    Brilliant! Might have to try making it a bit prettier myself, but at least it solves a problem!
    And good choice with the Domino design! :P

  8. fernandocallo
    fernandocallo ·

    I thought this months ago, when I bought my La Sardina, the only problems was the size of the tripod bush I was using, was too long, so I stayed with the idea on my mind. Anyway, thanks for make this tipster, it's really helpful

  9. alfonso_deasis
    alfonso_deasis ·

    lol cool!

  10. rebecooop
    rebecooop ·

    I'm gonna try this !!!

  11. flashstalker
    flashstalker ·

    @davidlatache giusto appunto quello di cui parlavamo l'altro giorno

  12. davidlatache
    davidlatache ·

    @flashstalker vero! grazie per la segnalazione... comunque per adesso l'ho piazzata sul treppiedi, devi vedere che figurone che ci fa! :D

  13. renatalrt
    renatalrt ·

    They should sell it here in the Lomo Shop.

  14. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    I used this tipster with a longer strap to go around my neck. looks great and now i can go handsfree
    ...or use a remote cable to get some crazy secret candids ;)

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