When it was released, there was a huge hype for this camera. But is it really worth all the attention?
When the La Sardina was released, I instantly knew that I had to have it. I fell in love with all four designs and really, the hardest part was picking a favorite. Eventually I decided to go for the Sea Pride, but I still had to wait a few weeks and save up some money.
Finally it got shipped right to my front door and oh! what an amazing job on the packaging! Seriously, this has got to be the most handsome box any photographic equipment has been packed up in. Along with the camera and the lens cap came a very nice poster and the La Sardina book. I must say that just like the box, the book is designed in such a loving way that you just have to love it back.
So what about the camera? First film I popped in was an Agfa Vista 200 and I just went for a random walk around town. Three days later I went to pick up the prints and I am definitely satisfied with the results.
The plastic lens yields for vivid colors and a sharpness that’s just dreamy enough. My prints came back with a somewhat yellow tinge, but I’m not sure whether that’s due to the camera or the film or the lab.
Here are some of the Sardina’s pros and cons.
- fairly cheap camera! Yay!
- amazing 22mm wide angle!
- all plastic fantastic, which makes for light weight
- neat designs!
- great job on packaging and the included book
- easy to use
- soft plastic that scratches easily (that’s it for the cons!)
So, if you’re wondering if the La Sardina is worth getting, I’d say look at the pictures, look at the price tag and hesitate no more! Personally, I can’t wait to literally "set sails with the La Sardina“ this summer when I take her on a trip on a tall ship!
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