Let your inner seafaring self out to play with Lomography's La Sardina El Capitan Camera. Fun, bright, and shaped like a sardine can, what's not to like?! More than just a splashy camera, however, the El Capitan puts all the mind-bending potential of a "toy camera" at your disposal. Nicely placed light leaks, multiple exposures, long exposures, and even the Fritz the Blitz flash take your chosen subjects and turn the results on their ear. Other features that will enhance and improve your vision include the tripod mount, a screw in cable release connection, and the wide-angle lens.
- El Capitan
- Steering the La Sardina launch collection is 'El Capitan', sporting a classic design worthy of the finest sardine can from all of the Seven Seas. El Capitan is adorned with a beautifully-designed red and yellow motif and is sure to be the toast of the watery world. El Capitan also comes complete with the Fritz the Blitz flash which can be used directly with your La Sardina
- Fritz the Blitz Flash
- This beautiful flash with its vintage-inspired design also packs quite a punch; not only is it Lomo's most powerful flash ever but it also has three distance settings, allowing you to have maximum control over your flash photography! The Fritz the Blitz flash comes packaged together with 'El Capitan' and can be attached directly onto the side of the camera. Then all you need to do is simply choose your desired power/distance setting and fire away!
- La Sardina Features
- Mind-blowing wide-angle lens
- Rewind dial and MX switch that make multiple exposures easier than ever before!
- Film cartridge window on the rear of the camera - to see what film you're shooting
- Easy-to-use focusing with two simple settings
- Bulb setting for night-time and long-exposure experimentation
- Screw-in cable release option
- Incredible collection of unique La Sardina editions - a design for every mood and occasion
- Achieving the Perfect Settings
- Remember that your La Sardina is locked and loaded with a truly mind-blowing wide-angle lens! That means it embraces the "5th Golden Rule of Lomography" to the max - "Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible!" Forget about the viewfinder and get as close as possible. And then get even closer! Are you doing it? Okay. We'll be watching to make sure
- Getting Ready to Shoot
- So you've loaded the film and you're ready to start shooting? Well the first thing to do is make sure your camera is ready to snap up your shots. If the lens barrel is pressed against the camera's body, hold it and pull it away from the camera. Now twist it to the left (if you are looking at the front of the camera) until you feel it lock. Your La Sardina is now locked, loaded and ready for action!
Your La Sardina camera is super-easy to use and that's why it comes with fitted with just two simple focusing settings. These are located on the lens ring and you should remember to alter this depending on how close or far away your subject is.
0.6-1m - If whatever you're taking a picture of is between 0.6m and 1m (i.e. close-up) then just be sure that the camera is set to this setting. Just make sure the lens ring is turned to the right position (from the front of the camera.)
1m-Infinity - If your Lomographic subject is at least 1m or further away, then turn the lens ring to the left to make use of this focusing setting
- Shutter Settings
The La Sardina comes complete with a B or 'Bulb' setting which lets you decide how long you want to keep the shutter open and how much light gets in to the camera. To change the shutter settings, you just need to move the small switch that's located on the top of the camera, in front of the viewfinder.
If you take a quick look just in front of the viewfinder, you will see a small switch marked B/N/MX. You can choose between N (Normal) and B (Bulb) mode by simply flicking the switch left or right.
You should use the N mode when you are shooting in sunny conditions. N stands for "Normal, 1/100 second".
You should use the B mode when you are shooting indoors or in situations where the light is not so great. B stands for "Bulb Shutter", and in this mode the shutter will stay open as long as you hold down the shutter release button