La Sardina Taste Test


Everyone loves sardines for breakfast. It’s an ordinary meal that goes with rice and vinegar. The La Sardina isn’t your staple camera but after shooting my first roll, I can’t wait to shoot my next roll, having figured out (more or less) it’s strengths and weaknesses and what I seemed to have done wrong (like forgetting I’m in bulb mode, heh).

When the La Sardina came out, I fell in love—hook, line and sinker. The first thing about it is it’s affordable price (US$64). I didn’t hesitate to spend all my remaining piggy points to buy it online. It’s worth the price. The craftsmanship is excellent (I got the Sea Pride model—no flash, have to save for that one.) It is made of hard plastic but weighs heavy enough to avoid camera shake while shooting. The shutter button is a bit flimsy and slightly hard to press. I really love the retro design and packaging especially the artwork at the body of the camera. I fear that it will eventually get erased after prolonged use (unless I wear fishing gloves—that’s an idea). Again, the box design is one of the best I’ve seen mainly because of my bias for vintage design.

Okay, enough with product description and let’s go fishing, I mean, check out some shots:

For those who like multi-exposure shots, the MX switch is a blessing.

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Edges tend to blur and hard vignettes came out on some shots. The culprit here may be the radial lens and extended dial for switching distance settings. But any Lomographer wouldn’t really mind these “accidents.”

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Sometimes, I forgot I’m in B mode. Voila, blurred shots. Or perhaps, it due to the hard shutter button, hence, the camera shake.

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I avoided shooting indoors because of its small aperture (f/8). But after seeing these shots, I will explore the indoors more in B mode in my succeeding rolls.

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There you have it. I can’t wait for my next La Sardina “meal.” This time, I might use a film with higher ASA rating and take more indoor shots.

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 stitch on 2011-07-13 #gear #review #test-roll #lomography #film-camera #user-review #requested #la-sardina


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great shots!

  2. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    I really loved the pictures in this articles! Congrats!

  3. stitch
    stitch ·

    Hi @adi_totp thanks ;)
    Hello @sidsel thanks, a couple of typos in the article hehe

  4. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    nice shots and great article. i think i may bust my piggy bank to get one, too

  5. stitch
    stitch ·

    @pdegirl go for it! thanks ;)

  6. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Great street shots!

  7. stitch
    stitch ·

    @dearjme thanks ;)

  8. taranoia
    taranoia ·

    So how did your indoor shots turn out? :)

  9. stitch
    stitch ·

    hi @taranoia... haven't tried indoor shots. you need a flash :(

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