Quickie Tipster: Redscale that Instant!


A very easy tipster on how to get instant redscales. I've wanted to try this out for quite a while and some weeks ago I finally bought the piece of red foil necessary for the realisation of my idea!

Actually, I was looking for an orange foil but as I couldn’t find one, I thought I’d have a go with the red one. So the basic idea is to stick a piece of that foil into your Diana+ just in front of where the film later is.

As the foil takes a lot of light, you’ll have to compensate that with your settings. When it was really sunny, I took the normal lens and set my Diana+ on very cloudy. In the shadow, I went for the wide angle or the super-wide angle lens, still on very cloudy. As you can see on the photos, quite a lot of contrast gets lost with the dark red foil, but I still think some of the shots are really lovely. If I find an orange foil one day, I’ll definitely give it another try.

written by ululchen on 2010-07-22 in #gear #tipster #quickie-tipster #redscale #redscale-mask #tips #diana #fujifilm-instax-mini #outdoor #instant-back


  1. beccyforbes
    beccyforbes ·

    Thanks! Great article.

  2. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    great idea ! maybe a lighter red foil !

  3. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    wow you could use different coloured foil .. endless possibilities !

  4. copefan
    copefan ·


  5. nural
    nural ·

    I tried this with the Actionsampler, all different colors in all different lenses :)

  6. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Great article!!
    @nural: yes, I tried the same with supersampler! Results very soon

  7. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    nice one! :)

  8. glenn
    glenn ·


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