Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Solution to La Sardina Camera Problem

After almost one week in my hand, I kinda adjusting to my La Sardina camera control and setting.The La Sardina "Fishers Fritz" camera comes with Fritz The Blitz Flash.Like every newbie to the camera, the major problem was the flash does not work when I press the Shutter button........however I managed to solve the problem eventually thank to the La Sardina Fb group kind advice.Before that , lets learn abit bout the flash.......    


The Flash itself utilize CR123 3volt battery as source of power and available (Rm 15+)  at most camera shop. To test the weather the flash is working, on the power ,wait till it recharge (loud charging sound) and press the tiny green button on top to test it out.I notice the flash will turn on by itself when I was in transit and inside my portable shoulder bag. So ,my advice is to remove the battery when "Not in Use"  to avoid to be drawn out of power.          




After properly attaching the flash to the camera,U need to pull out the shutter release lock out and give it a twist till u can see  "shoot only if you can read me " statement properly . Make sure it is properly aligned around the center of the lens and there's a "Loud Click" sound. That sound also act as on and off signal allowing u to use the flash.That's it! U are on the way to start a La Sardina adventure!

13 comments:

Isaac Tan said...

lol! such a cute camera bro :) have fun with it!

ps. why got advertisement popup in my face just now one :P:P

cutebun said...

LOL. So u did not use the camera properly. LOL

Spectre said...

Issac: Will do
Cutebun: Tried and error and better manual

Eric Lee said...

eh..caroline's flash not working.. T3T dunno what's the problem

Missphenomena said...

hey thanks so much for your article! i searched ALL over the internet and your article was the ONLY one which solved my problem.... it was the "loud click" that I was missing. and i realised that i really had to turn it quite hard to make it lock in that position before the flash went off together with it. A BIG THANK YOU!!!!

Spectre said...

missphenomena: no problemo. hope u have fun with your La Sardina camera

heavenkot said...

my problem is that I hear that loud charging sound only for 1 sec. after I turn on the flash, and than it dissapears, only the lamp continues to shine. And the flash work only if I do it manually, not with the camera((((
My "shoot only if you can read me" position is okey. Can you help me? may be some problems with the flash?

Spectre said...

heavankot: i reply your question at lomography . See whether the solution work

El Gran Don Cocor said...

Thanks a lot! I was trying to get it to work with this technique "I'll just keep taking photos till it work!" It wasn't taking me anywhere and of course I didn't want to read the manual.

Spectre Phang said...

El: Glad to help! hope u will take lotsa photo!

Tristan said...

I tried this method sadly it still doesn't work... What am I missing?

Spectre Phang said...

Lucy Balls: Nope I only attached the flash when I need to use . It kinda heavy and fragile. So handle with care!

Mari said...

Thanks a lot! You really helped me! My sardina is working now with the flash perfectly.