Underwater Photos with Diana F+

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A quick and easy way to take pictures underwater with your Diana F+, with just a plastic bag, some rubber-bands, and maybe some duct tape.

Let me start by saying that underwater photography is one of my favorite things. This music video for a song by Little Wings, is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

My goal was to accomplish a similar effect with my Diana F+, and since there’s not really an underwater housing for the camera, the plastic-bag technique seemed like a quick-and-easy solution. The nice thing about the Diana is without the flash there are no electronics in the camera, so you don’t have to worry about corroding batteries. I used one of the bags with a zipper-pull, to make sure I got a good seal on the closure. Then, I duct taped the edges of the bag, to make sure the seams were (mostly) water-tight, and to tape-down the excess bag. Lastly, to make sure the bag was flush against the lens, I used rubber-bands around the lens to make sure it was snug. Here’s what it looked like:

…And here are the results!

The photos above are from two different attempts. I used Fuji Provia E6 film, and cross-processed it to get the turquoise color. The focus was at 1-2 meters, and on the “N” shutter speed. Overall, the plastic bag offset the focus a little. Like the ninth Golden Rule states: You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film… afterwards either.

written by charliewagers on 2012-07-17 in #gear #tipster #videos #diana #underwater #select-type-of-tipster #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #camera #plastic-bag #tipster

18 Comments

  1. vicker313
    vicker313 ·

    unbelievable...

  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Haha! always wanted to take Diana underwater :P

  3. blinghaha
    blinghaha ·

    great!

  4. lil
    lil ·

    awesome! I want to try it with my Holga right now! :)

  5. litumai
    litumai ·

    i wanted to try this for a while but summer is over! awesome tipster!

  6. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    So good!

  7. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    damn.. really cool,.. i have to try this!!

  8. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    yeahhhh!!

  9. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    waiting for holga submarine

  10. klaryssa
    klaryssa ·

    I want to try this really badly! But I'm so scared that water will get in the camera some how!

  11. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    ooh, clever!

  12. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice! : )

  13. julia-b
    julia-b ·

    This is incredible! But I'm afraid to try it...

  14. rstptrw
    rstptrw ·

    So awesome lads!<3 But, I'm just waiting to have this camera:_(

  15. pedrogalvez
    pedrogalvez ·

    Yeahhhh! I will to try soon! Thanks Eres un valiente.

  16. kaninchow
    kaninchow ·

    I've been dying to get my diana underwater! Thanks for this awesome tip! :D

  17. chibivy
    chibivy ·

    This is awesome!! I might try this in my Diana Mini! :'D

  18. christalvantonder
    christalvantonder ·

    Love this idea!!! Also gonna try it with my Diana Mini

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