Breezy Beachy Fun with New Lomography La Sardina and Fisheye No.2 Editions

By Molly Kate

Lomography released new editions of two of their popular cameras for summer lovers infused with joyful beach vibes. La Sardina Caleta & Fisheye No. 2 La Quebrada are here to make you feel transported to somewhere sunny and warm, where you can close your eyes and just about feel the soft breeze and sand between your toes.

The company which encourages photographers to throw out their rulebooks is taking us to Acapulco to introduce the new additions to their analogue store.

‘With its tranquil azure waters and scenic cliff views, our brand-new and experimental La Sardina and Fisheye camera editions take you to the renowned summer hangout of the Hollywood greats. Dressed up in a playfully striped fabric design, the cut is different for every camera so each one is just as unique as you are! An amigo for every adventure – tiptoe across the hot sand, feel the warm breeze glide over your tanned skin and capture the good times, just watch out that the little crab over there doesn’t nip at your toes!’ – Lomography

la sardinia laying in the sand on a sunny day
Image courtesy of Lomography

La Sardina Caleta

Whether you’re luxuriating on a sandy beach, dipping your perfectly manicured toes in the ocean or sipping sweet cocktails at the beach bar, capture the captivating coastline in ultra-wide-angle snaps and enjoy effortless experimentation with the La Sardina Caleta. With colorful beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, this crowded coastline has seen many a sparkling Hollywood smile. Shoot for the stars in bulb mode and combine multiple scenes in one frame with the flick of the multiple-exposure switch. If that’s not enough, illuminate your nighttime escapades with the included Fritz the Blitz flash. – Lomography

La Sardina Caleta is a 35mm format camera with a fixed 22mm F8 lens, which is wide enough to capture all the action! For double the fun, this camera also has the ability to capture multiple exposures if you are feeling experimental. There are no settings to change the ISO but the camera does come with a flash to capture those late-night scenes!

person diving into the ocean
Image courtesy of Lomography
multiple exposure of face with palm trees in background
Image courtesy of Lomography

Additional technical specifications:

  • Shutter Speed: Bulb (B), 1/100 (N)
  • Zone Focusing: 0.6 m – 1 m, 1 m – Infinity
  • Tripod Mount: Yes
  • Cable Release: Yes
  • Battery: 1 x CR123A
  • Price: £109

You can find La Sardina Caleta in Lomography’s online store here.

lomography fisheye placed on a mirror on a small rocky section of beach on a sunny day
Image courtesy of Lomography

Fisheye No.2 La Quebrada

Get loco in Acapulco with your new fisheye friend. Do you dare to dive off the rocky clifftops of La Quebrada, plunging spectacularly into the swirling azure waters? With the Fisheye No.2 La Quebrada, capture your wildest adventures in an incredible 170° fisheye view! From clifftop to seashore, squeeze the whole scene into iconic bulbous spheres. With multiple and long exposure modes for even more fun in the sun, once you’ve tired of tumbling through the air, the built-in flash will take you from day to night – as Elvis said; “this is no time for siesta, this is time for fun!” – Lomography

The Fisheye No.2 La Quebrada has many of the same features as La Sardina Caleta. This too is a 35mm format camera with shutter speed options of 1/100 and Bulb mode and an aperture of F8. However, the lens here is a 10mm fisheye which creates much more dramatic frames.

bike propped against colorful wall
Image courtesy of Lomography
person jumping into the sea backwards
Image courtesy of Lomography

This camera can also create multiple exposures and has a tripod mount. The differences are: there is no flash to accompany the fish eye, no cable release socket, it takes one AA battery, and the price is lower at £69.

Discover Fisheye No.2 La Quebrada in Lomography’s online store here.

Lomography State of Mind

Lomography says it has, ‘currently over 1 million creative community members committed to the Lomography way of life. They’ve uploaded over 15 million photos to our Community Site – the largest online archive of analogue and experimental photography in the world and continue to keep us on our toes with their endless analogue adventures!’ (source: Lomography)

If you’d like to join the active community in on the fun, head over to visit Lomography at their online store here.

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About The Author

By Molly Kate
Photographer, writer, and CPA currently running a Youtube channel called Eclectachrome. I'm a huge fan of shiny new objects which makes writing news a perfect fit. Favorite cameras are often mechanical rangefinders, folders, and compacts and I love most film stocks. I enjoy developing and scanning my own film as well as printing in the darkroom when there's extra time!
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