Walk the Streets in Style with the La Sardina Splendour!

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When I first heard of lomography, I was instantly intrigued- the comeback of analogue photography definitely made an impression, especially since the world seemed caught up with DSLRs. Here’s a glimpse of what the La Sardina Splendour has brought me!

During my first visit to a lomography shop here in Malaysia, the multi-coloured array of cameras definitely piqued my interest; but the moment I clapped eyes on the range of La Sardina cameras, I was sold, despite the fact that I barely knew the fine points of lomography. I decided that I was going to get myself a La Sardina camera.

When the La Sardina Splendour was released, I fell in love with the simple, elegant, retro charm of the Splendour. Specially designed after the original street photography camera, Kandor Candid, I was excited to try it out on the streets myself, and went on to purchase it. After only three days, it arrived!

The moment I laid hands on its beautiful wooden crate, I was itching to take some pictures, and especially eager to test out the Fritz the Blitz Flash which comes along with three colour filters and a white filter to act as a flash diffuser!

The manual that came along with it was extremely simple, uncomplicated and clear- perfect for first-timers!

I soon realised that the La Sardina Splendour was a remarkably simple camera to use. I ended up taking some shots which I absolutely fell in love with:

As I grew more confident, I started to take more experimental shots:

The La Sardina range of cameras certainly make it easy to take multiple exposures—all you have to do is snap a picture, flick to the MX switch, and snap another picture!

The Fritz the Blitz Flash did not disappoint either; it was perfect for night time events, and can even be used when the room is pitch dark! Besides, I love the occasional splash of colour it provides.

All in all, the La Sardina Splendour boasts many special features and is extremely easy to use. Yay for that! Here are some of its features:

  • It is made with hammer finished metal- not only does it look more elegant, it is definitely more durable than plastic cameras, and it is not too heavy.
  • It comes with the Fritz the Blitz Flash; the most powerful flash on the lomography scene!
  • It has an 89 degree field of view wide-angle lens; now you can soak in as much as you want in a single frame!
  • It uses 35mm film, which is arguably the most convenient, easily obtained type of film around.

Its settings are also extremely simple and straightforward; lomography has never been more fun and simple! Little fiddling is required, and the end result is highly satisfying:

All shots were taken with Lomography CN 100.

All in all, I highly recommend cameras from the La Sardina range; they are simply perfect for first-timers, and I am glad that the La Sardina Splendour introduced me into the fun, psychedelic world of analogue photography. Spread the analogue love!

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 nirothehero on 2012-08-02 #gear #street-photography #la-sardina-splendour #lomography-cn-iso-100 #camera-review #malaysia #wide-angle-lens #review #user-review #35-mm


  1. shind
    shind ·

    Loooooove your article!

  2. nirothehero
    nirothehero ·

    Thanks ShinD! And eh yours was everywhere! Congrats!

  3. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Lookingggg really great! :D Awesome review and lovely pictures. :)

  4. nirothehero
    nirothehero ·

    Hey guys! Thanks for the support and likes! It's definitely encouraging. Thank youuuu!

  5. aminradzi
    aminradzi ·

    hi bro,can i ask u something...i just buy a La Sadina Capitan but im not sure how to snap the picture..what the function for 'viewfinder'??because when i snap the picture, the result is not same exactly like i see in viewfinder...the picture was MIA...u know what i mean??can u explain it to me... ; )

  6. nirothehero
    nirothehero ·

    Oh hey! The problem is the viewfinder and the lens is not the same height. So if you completely rely on your viewfinder when you snap a picture, the lens may not actually capture what you wanted. The trick is to estimate what your lens will see, instead of relying on the viewfinder alone. For example, if you're looking through the viewfinder, maybe angle your camera higher up, so that your lens can capture the image. In my first few rolls, I had a lot of pictures where the image wasn't completely there too, due to this mistake. I hope this helped!

  7. nirothehero
    nirothehero ·

    And the viewfinder only acts as a rough guide as to what you're shooting. The lens is what actually captures the image.

  8. aminradzi
    aminradzi ·

    yaa, i' ve been try that and its really nice capture...thanks for your advise...by the way, can u suggest to me which film can make a picture looks alive??because now i just use a normal film with ISO 200.

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