I’ve never thought of owning a La Sardina until I laid my eyes on the La Sardina Copernicus.
Although I had heard great reviews from friends and it always came in stylish, eye-catching designs, I had never really felt a wanting to own a La Sardina. I guess that was due in huge part to my partiality towards medium format cameras – case in point, the number of 120 films in my stock is more than double the number of 35mms there.
My feelings toward owning a La Sardina, however, changed when Lomography first launched the Maps Edition Cameras on their website. Now if you knew me at all, you’d know that I am, more than anything else, a traveler, which was why the Maps Edition caught my attention in the first place.
The moment I laid my eyes on that collection I knew wanted at least one of those cameras to add to my own collection. And when I took a closer look and saw the design on the La Sardina – Copernicus, I just had to have it for myself. I remember feeling exactly like how I felt when I first saw the Diana camera.
So I went on the online store and rewarded myself one. And it was one of the best moves I have done this year!
The La Sardina – Copernicus is just like any other La Sardina cameras – it has that same sleek design that fits easily and perfectly in a Lomographer’s hands, it has that same legendary powerful flash whose vintage look adds more to its appeal, and it has the same great functions such as the wide-angle lens and the double exposure feature.
What makes this La Sardina special, though, is that it’s basically the camera version of a night sky! It proves as an inspiration to me just like the actual night sky. I love the constellations in front and the diagram of the Milky Way in the back and I love how the soft grayish-blue color of its trimmings complements them perfectly. As a lover of the night sky and the stars, I wouldn’t want my La Sardina any other way.
I still have yet to master the La Sardina. I haven’t had much luck with it yet. But just like other film cameras, I know that that is how it is sometimes. My La Sardina – Copernicus and I have yet to get to know and get used to each other, that’s all.
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 blueskyandhardrock on 2012-11-27 #gear #review #la-sardina #copernicus-night-sky-constellation-requested-review-requested-post