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Here's a handy click chart for a modified diana loaded with 35mm film without the special 35mm back.

This is an accompaniment to my tipster article Load Your 120 Diana with 35mm Film without Using the Special 35mm Back http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2011/03/18/load-your-120-diana-with-35mm-film-without-using-the-special-35mm-back

Photo by homer

Below is a chart which shows you how much to turn your film winder on a 120 Diana camera when you’ve loaded it with 35mm film without using the special 35mm back.

As there is no counter on the 120 Diana for 35mm film you’ll need to make a marking on your winder and your camera to denote a zero value and then turn the winder as instructed below to ensure that you move on to a new frame everytime.

Thanks to http://photondetector.com/tools_ref/135-advance/

Diana
69(!) clicks per turn (probably best to count turns, otherwise you’ll be counting clicks all day!)
36 exposure roll: 32 43×35mm exposures, 3-5mm frame spacing
24 exposure roll: 21 43×35mm exposures, 3-5mm frame spacing

For a comprehensive click chart go here: http://www.analoguepaul.com/2010/10/08/diana-click-chart/

Exposure # – Turns
Load - 1.1
1 – 1.1
2 – 1.1
3 – 1.1
4 – 1
5 – 1
6 – 1
7 – 1
8 – 0.9
9 – 0.9
10 – 0.9
11 – 0.9
12 – 0.9
13 – 0.9
14 – 0.9
15 – 0.9
16 – 0.8
17 – 0.8
18 – 0.8
19 – 0.8
20 – 0.8
21 – 0.8 (END 24 EXP ROLL)
22 – 0.8
23 – 0.7
24 – 0.7
25 – 0.7
26 – 0.7
27 – 0.7
28 – 0.7
29 – 0.7
30 – 0.7
31 – 0.7
32 END

written by homer

1 comment

  1. cornborn

    cornborn

    this is very helpful, thank you :)

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