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Lomography La Sardina El Capitan Camera with Flash

B&H # LOLSEC MFR # 303
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Product Highlights
  • 35mm Film Camera
  • 22mm f/8 Wide-Angle Plastic Lens
  • Two Step Focusing
  • Multiple and Long Exposures
  • Inverse Galileo-Type Built-In Viewfinder
  • Cable Release and 1/4" Tripod Sockets
  • Red and Yellow Plastic Body
  • Includes Fritz the Blitz External Flash

The Lomography La Sardina El Capitan Camera is a 35mm film toy camera specifically designed to bring more fun and chance to your shooting routine. This compact, sardine can-shaped camera features a built-in 22mm wide angle lens with a fixed f/8 aperture and two step focusing system. Two shutter speed settings are available, 1/100th sec. or bulb, and unlimited multiple and long exposures are possible.

A micro flash contact is also incorporated into the camera, allowing the use of the included Fritz the Blitz flash to provide additional light for your exposures. A cable release socket is built into the shutter release and a 1/4" socket is also available for tripod usage.

The body has a nautically-themed red and yellow plastic body design and features a built-in inverse Galilean viewfinder to suit the wide-angle perspective of the lens. A film cartridge window allows you to see the type of film you are using and an auto film counter with auto film stopping helps to keep consistent spacing in between frames.

La Sardina
Lomography's La Sardina line of cameras are 35mm film cameras featuring a sardine-can shaped body, 22mm wide-angle plastic lens, built-in optical viewfinder, and multiple and long-exposure capabilities. This El Capitan edition features a plastic body with a nautically-themed red and yellow motif.
Wide-Angle 22mm Lens
This wide-angle plastic 22mm lens has an angle of view of 89°, giving a broad perspective and great depth of field. A fixed f/8 aperture is suitable for most shooting applications and two-stage focusing gives you the option to focus between 2-3.3' / 0.6-1m and from 3.3' / 1m to infinity. The plastic construction gives images a soft, dreamy quality that truly defines the "toy camera look."
Exposure Settings
Two exposures settings are available: N (1/100th sec.) or B (bulb) for controlling exposure lengths to suit different lighting situations. Additionally, an MX mode is available, which allows you to record unlimited multiple exposures on the same frame. The bulb setting allows you to record long exposures, which is further benefited by the inclusion of a 1/4" tripod socket and a cable release socket to help prevent camera shake.
Fritz the Blitz Flash
A dedicated micro contact is available in order to use the included Fritz the Blitz flash for more creative exposure possibilities or for simply adding additional light to the scene. This external flash attaches to the side of the camera and features three distance settings (5.25', 4', and 2') for greater exposure control when shooting. Additionally, four colored filters (blue, yellow, white, and red) are also included to creatively modify the color of the flash output.
Film Format 35 mm (135)
Image Area 1.4 x 0.9" / 36 x 24 mm
Lens Focal Length 22 mm
Angle of View 89°
Aperture Fixed f/8
Shutter Speed N: 1/100 sec.
B: Bulb
Minimum Focus Distance 2' / 60 cm
Focus System Two-step: 2-3.3' / 0.6-1 m, 3.3' / 1 m to infinity
Viewfinder Inverse Galileo-type built-in viewfinder
Film Counter Auto film counter with auto film stopping
Cable Release Socket Yes; standard
Tripod Mount 1/4" socket
External Flash Connection Unique La Sardina micro contact (for Fritz the Blitz flash only)
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Lomography La Sardina El Capitan Camera with Flash
  • Fritz the Blitz External Flash
  • 4 x Color Filters for Fritz the Blitz Flash
  • Lens Cap
  • La Sardina Book and Poster
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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    LomographyLa Sardina El Capitan Camera with Flash

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    it's not a toy!

    By that guy in Paris

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact
    • Fun To Work With
    • Striking Quality


    • It's Plastic
    • Needs A Lot Of Light
    • Not Much Control

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Experimentation

    Comments about Lomography La Sardina El Capitan Camera with Flash:

    I have several Lomo cameras and my favorite is "El Capitan" It looks like a toy, and sometimes behaves like one, but that's part of it's appeal. The lens covers 89 degrees (according to manufacturer specs) and focusing? well there's near and far. One shutter speed - 1/100th of a second which means it needs a lot of light so you should spring for the dedicated flash. It's all plastic and when you press the button you can never be sure exactly what you've got. This isn't going to be the only camera in your bag but it IS the one that makes photography fun again.

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