Although not for complete beginners or those without a steady eye, the 110mm Telephoto Lens can enchance the abilities of your Diana even further.
If there is one function that the Diana camera definitely lacks is the telephoto ability. While portrait-making is one of the most basic and traditional photographic tasks, even the basic objective’s angle of view is a bit too wide to make a nice, courteous portrait. The 110-mm telephoto lens tries to help in that matter. However, it is definitely not an accessory for beginners.
First of all, with the increase of the focal length, the depth of field shrank quite a bit; meaning that guessing the actual distance is very difficult. While the original Diana manual encourages you not to give too much thought to the distance (and all the other lenses are fairly tolerant in that matter), here you definitely have to consider your shooting distance very carefully – or you have to go with extremely unsharp pictures. Secondly, the lens is soft – the softest lens I have ever seen in my whole life. If you have any inclination towards hard contours, you better prepare yourself because this is what you definitely won’t get.
A rather strange thing you have to get used to is that this lens does not have an infinite-distance focus. It works till 5m: beyond that, pictures get unrecognizably blurry and unsharp. It limits the usability of the lens fairly well. Unfortunately, it also means that this lens is totally unusable with a DSLR camera and a Diana adapter – this combo pushes out the minimum focal distance of all of the lenses – with this objective, it seems to be beyond 5m, so if you do not have the soul and heart of an impressionist painter, you will not enjoy these photos.
What this lens is the best at is making carefully compsed and thought-out photos. If you take the time to make the right composition from the right distance, it can get you some real beautiful pictures. But while with the other objectives the Diana is a playful and spontaneous companion, with the 110mm lens it becomes quite an eccentric and whimsical lady.
With the Diana+ 110mm Telephoto Lens, your subject will be cast in an absolutely unique and radiantly gorgeous “softened” special effect. Pair this with the Diana F+ plasticky nature and the sheer radiance of medium format film, and you’ve got an all-new category of analogue masterpieces. Get your own Diana+ 110mm Telephoto Lens today!
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When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.
You've shot tons of really fantastic film photos — why not turn them into analogue prints that you can proudly showcase in your home, studio or office? If you're not sure where to have them printed, try Analogue Prints — the perfect print service for analogue photographers. Lomographers in Austria, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain can take advantage of this awesome service right now!
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