Packed with a whole load of experimental and creative possibilities, the La Sardina is the latest addition to a long line of Lomography cameras. Whilst it’s name is inspired by the way the shape reflects the humble sardine can, the La Sardina’s design pays a slight homage to rare cameras from the 1930s.
The Irwin corporation released a series of cameras in the 1930s that would turn out to inspire many camera designs – including the La Sardina. The design comes from a line of ‘Candid Cameras’, a family of novelty ‘Kandor’ cameras which utilised a rare ‘127 format’ roll film which has almost died out now. This design and film was extremely popular in the 1950s, as they were marketed as a great novelty cameras sold in ‘dime’ and drug stores. The Irwin Corporation produced a number of these compact, sardine can cameras including the Lark, Komet and Kandor Junior.
If you fast forward more than seventy years, this small comedy camera has now been transformed into a exciting and innovative piece of kit. Whilst remaining true to the beautiful analogue relic design, the La Sardina is now packed with a whole host of features including:
An Awesome 22mm Wide-Angle Plastic Lens
MX Switch and Rewind Knob – Multiple exposures have never been so easy!
2 Simple-to-use Focusing Settings
Bulb Setting for Long Exposure
The La Sardina is all about maximum creativity and capturing great shots quickly, built for some serious experimental fun.
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Words by Hannah Lees. Images courtesy of Lomography