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How do I mount the Diana 35mm Back+ on to my Diana+ camera?

Mounting your Diana 35mm Back+ to the Diana+ camera is easy.

First, you’ll need to make some preparations:

  • Unlock and remove the Diana F+ back.
  • Remove the medium format take-up spool.
  • Carefully remove the film plate. This is the thin strip of plastic at the bottom of the camera with two “arms” on either side of it.
  • To remove the film plate, simply push down with your thumb on one of the brackets holding it to the middle bottom of the camera. Don’t grab it by the “arms,” as they can easily break with too much force.

IMPORTANT: Store the take-up spool and film plate in a safe place. You’ll need them for the next time you want to shoot medium format film in your Diana F+.

Now, let’s mount the 35mm back. Line up the square Shutter Rear with the Diana F+’s square shutter rear. Push the 35mm back straight in. Now, push it up so that the top seam fits perfectly with the Diana F+ body. Finally, move the Lock Switch to the “Lock” position. Open the Rear Door, and we’re ready to load the film.