Fixing a surprising design flaw of the 55mm auxiliary macro lens is easy.
The Diana+ 55mm wide-angle lens comes with a very interesting auxiliary macro lens. They recommend using it outdoors with lots of light, but you should be able to use it with the Ringflash as well. Imagine my surprise to find that you can’t mount the ring flash with the macro lens in place! If you mount the Ringflash first and then try to use the macro lens, it doesn’t work because the 55mm lens is recessed into the flash. Huh? Ringflash works with Diana+. Close-up lens works with Diana+. But, they don’t work together? The fix is easy.
Cut a strip of sticky hook and loop tape to the appropriate size. Use the fuzzy loop side, not the stiff hook side.
Stick the fuzzy loop tape around the close-up lens.
Sarah Zanon is a graphic design student and aspiring photographer from Toronto, Canada. Her portfolio comprises of creatively executed portraits and scenic views of places she has been to, taken at different angles and exhibiting varied moods. Some of these lovely images, not surprisingly, were shot with the new Petzval Lens.
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In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
Adaptalux, which is currently seeking funding for production on Kickstarter, is a portable "patent pending adaptable miniature lighting studio" that aims to make macro photography and videography and product photography easy and accessible to all photographers.
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