La Sardina truly is a great catch. It’s a camera shaped like a humble sardine, and it can shoot all kinds of 35 mm film. It’s even equipped with a special rewind dial that allows you to turn back frames. With a 22 mm wide angle lens, you can shoot as close as 0.6 m away from your subject, but what if you want to get a bit closer? If you have a Diana+ 55 mm Close-Up Lens or a magnifying glass, you're in luck! Aside from a roll of tape and your La Sardina camera, that's pretty much all you need for these tips.
Use a Diana+ 55 mm Close-Up Lens
The Diana+ 55 mm Close-Up Lens does double duty as an awesome accessory for the Diana F+ and, in this case, for La Sardina, too! It comes with a wide-angle lens, but you won't be needing that for this tip. Long-time Lomography shooter, vicuna (you can read more of his work here ), has shared his tutorial so you can try it out!
Use a Magnifying Glass
Community member raylim has tried and tested this close-up tip using a simple magnifying glass. To obtain the best results, he focuses on getting a clean, scratchless lens to use with La Sardina. Follow his tipster here!
Have you tried any of these tips? We'd love to see how it turned out, so upload your best shots to your LomoHome! Still don't have the La Sardina? Check out it in our Online Shop or a Gallery Store near you.