La Sardina Likes it Close-up


We all know that the Sardina loves to come close to capture the lomographers desire. With it’s 22mm wide angle lens, you can come as close as 0.6 m. But what if you wanna go closer??

In fact it’s a very easy tipster. I already tried out the Sprocket Rocket close up tipster by mephisto19 by using the Diana 55mm Close-up lens part on the Sprocket Rocket.

You need:

Once I had the Sardina in my hands, I tried to see if the close up part of this Diana lens couldn’t fit on the Sardina lens. It doesn’t fit excatly so you can’t hold it with your hand, but with some electrical tape, you can easily fix the close up lens on the Sardina lens.

Then I needed to find out the right focus distance. The close up lens works close to 15 cm with the Diana and 10 cm with the Sprocket Rocket. So I presumed it was something like that as well for the Sardina. I used a cigarette paper, put the Sardina on “B” and hold it in front of a lamp to see the right focus on the cigarette paper. I measured the distance the most precisely I could and found out that it was 12 cm. I cut a straw at 12 cm to have a measuring tool while I shot the pictures.

Try it out! :)

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 vicuna on 2011-07-25 #gear #tutorials #macro #close-up #camera #tape #tipster #diana-close-up-lens #camera-modification


  1. chikumumu
    chikumumu ·

    Super awesome photos! Definitely gonna try this out ((:

  2. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Yes me too, I love it :-)

  3. ceduxi0n
    ceduxi0n ·

    Awesome! I borrowed a La Sardina for a few days, so I must try this out O_O

  4. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    yeah ! awesome !

  5. gheinz
    gheinz ·

    Trop fort, brother !

  6. stevelomo
    stevelomo ·

    Good article!

  7. nural
    nural ·

    this is perfect! I love getting closer!

  8. blacksburg25
    blacksburg25 ·

    beautiful photos, great tipster!

  9. naqi
    naqi ·

    woah, great tipster. the pictures look so sharp

  10. paintinglines
    paintinglines ·

    Damn! This doesn't help my craving for a La Sardina camera at ALL. Lovely shots, I love doing close-ups and the fact it looks so great is killing me! I'll have to start saving up...

  11. stouf
    stouf ·

    Bien joué ! et les photos sont super : )

  12. yein
    yein ·


  13. arifrodriguez
    arifrodriguez ·

    thx 4 sharing

  14. andpoto501
    andpoto501 ·

    buen artículo!

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