We walked down the Rue de St Martin and across the river to the Notre Dame and then across the river again to the Palais du Luxemboug and I tested out my first roll of film in my Sardina Sea Pride.
For a first go, I found this camera awkward... its undeniably pretty however I didn't realise you had to pull the lens out and twist it to be ready to shoot - this action felt extremely clunky. I just left mine out in the end, probably not the right thing to do but oh well. Then winding the film back on I managed to catch my knuckle on the edge of the 'can' and cut out a chunk of skin (please tell me someone else has done this as well, was I doing it wrong?) and honestly - the shutter on this camera is pathetic, it sounds so tiny, I wasn't even sure it was working at first. So after using my first roll, I wasn't expecting much as I wasn't blown away by the photo taking experience...
However, I think I actually really quite like these photos - I was expecting the results to be similar to the Superheads Slim and Wide, yet these photos have quite a different quality to them. I think the lens is a little wider and I like how the edges are fuzzy in comparison to the middle and I think if the day had been sunnier (it was nicer when we left or I'd have used a higher iso film definitely) then the colour would have been much more vivid. So despite my original misgivings I am actually quite intrigued by what else this camera can do...
Do you have a Sardina? I'd love to hear what you think of it too.
Location: Ile de la cite and Palais du Luxembourg, Paris
Camera: Lomograpy Sardina Sea Pride
Film: Lomography iso 400 (I think)