The New Lomography DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask


Get more control, convenience, and creativity by investing in a good scanner and the DigitaLIZA - a helping holder for scanning your 35mm negatives! Easily scan Lomography formats such as sprocket-holes, overlapping exposures, and endless panorama without the worries.

What is the DigitaLIZA?

It is the first scanning mask to easily digitalize all Lomographic 35mm negatives. Film negatives are highly sensitive and therefore need proper treatment. The DigitaLIZA holds the negative in place and prepares it for scanning. However, the DigitaLIZA is different from standard scanning masks, because it allows you to scan more formats. For example, it’s the first scanning mask to allow you to scan sprocket-holes! The DigitaLIZA’s innovative magnetic mechanism and robust construction holds the negative flat and in place. Use it with all modern flatbed scanners with a backlight unit.

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Find out more on the DigitaLIZA microsite

Why was the DigitaLIZA developed?

More and more Lomographers are using scanners for convenience, control and creativity. We heeded the advice of Lomographic scanning pros and created the DigitaLIZA as a handy scanning aid to make bringing your negatives into digital format faster, with greater flexibility and heaps more room for analogue effects. Standard scanning masks are usually not equipped for scanning special formats like sprocket-holes, overlapping exposures and panoramas.

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Find out more on the DigitaLIZA microsite

DigitaLIZA vs. standard scanning masks

In short, standard masks are limited to scanning standard landscape pictures taken with standard cameras. The DigitaLIZA is different.

  • The DigitaLIZA is the first 35mm scanning mask in the world that was specifically designed for scanning special formats like sprocket-hole exposures, overlapping exposures and super-long panoramas, like those taken by the Lomography Spinner 360°.
  • Its innovative magnetic mechanism holds your negative perfectly in place and keeps it flat for seamless high quality scanning.
  • It’s fast, convenient, super easy to use and it works with all modern flatbed scanners with a backlight/transparency unit.

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See the DigitaLIZA ‘how to’ video

Why start scanning your negatives?

There are some pretty convincing reasons to consider…

  • … some Lomographic formats can’t be scanned by all labs. For example, sprocket hole exposures, endless panoramas or overlapping exposures.
  • …it saves a lot of money. You can get a good photo scanner for a great price nowadays and it’s an investment you’ll never regret.
  • .… you have maximum control over colour, tone, saturation and resolution of your images.

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Read more about scanning on the DigitaLIZA microsite

How does the DigitaLIZA work?

Take a look at the DigitaLIZA ‘how to’ video and see for yourself

DigitaLIZA specification

  • Holds film type: 35mm
  • Scanning area: 230mm x 33mm
  • Distance between film and scanning plane: 1.2mm

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Discounts when you buy the DigitaLIZA & a camera!

The DigitaLIZA has been designed to perfectly hold the negatives of super-long panoramas like those taken with the Lomography Spinner 360°. When you buy them together, we’ll automatically take 50% off the DigitaLIZA at check out. That means you can pick up the DigitaLIZA for just 15 EUR/ USD when you buy the Spinner 360°.

Get the DigitaLIZA for a special price when you buy any of these cameras…

*Diana 35mm Back+ allows you to shoot 35mm with the Diana F+.

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written by shhquiet on 2010-07-09 in #news #scanning #35mm-mask #negatives #35mm #scan #mask #film #accessory #digitaliza


  1. miriel
    miriel ·

    the how to-video is hilarious!

  2. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Excellent - now can you make a medium format one too??

  3. miriel
    miriel ·

    i mean the "From shooting to the final picture: A DigitaLIZA adventure" ;)

  4. plainjane
    plainjane ·

    5stars! great job guys, i have seen it 10x already and the video just gets better every time =)

  5. pagodas
    pagodas ·

    Can I use this with my Epson Workforce? :)

  6. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @pagodas: if it is backlit or has a transparency unit, it will!

  7. pagodas
    pagodas ·

    @kazarareta, I checked online and the only info it gives me is "Color Flatbed" and "48-bit color / 24-bit output"

  8. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    oh - what if i don't have a digital camera? :)

  9. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    oh sorry - my comment was supposed to be in the digitaliza tipster. haha!

  10. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Cool! Finally! Order's in! :D

  11. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    sooo awesome! great work LSI

  12. mr_sid
    mr_sid ·

    Great idea!

  13. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·


  14. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice new thing! amazing movie :D

  15. nural
    nural ·

    I own a scanner with a TMA unit but this seems like a better idea, I wonder if I can use this?

  16. nural
    nural ·

    my scanner is HP by the way

  17. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    HAHA great video! @nural throw your scanner, it will maybe collaborate:)
    Btw, i will command it!

  18. nural
    nural ·

    @eatcpcks you know I hate my scanner!! but really, I'm just about hit the "buy" button as soon as someone says "it'll work with HP"

  19. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    this one's solid and A MUST! goodbye to stitching images in photoshop.
    got to have one:))

  20. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Perfect--no more Newton Rings! I can't wait!

  21. mgf
    mgf ·

    great work! :)

  22. chaweemek
    chaweemek ·

    what if my film is short, let's only a few frame, does it still work?

  23. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    awesome! i kinda wish it can hold 2 film strips tho

  24. miaumiau-wildekatze
    miaumiau-wildekatze ·

    great! what are the requirements for the scanner, so this thing works?

  25. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    hi guys! please check our microsite for more info:

  26. nural
    nural ·

    @kazarareta microsite doesn't say anything about HPs

  27. panchoballard
    panchoballard ·

    Excellent. Can we expect to see one for medium format film?

    (Although the site says not, I reckon I could use this with my CanoScan software. I'd just tell it that I was scanning 120 film and it would probably then scan the whole film)

  28. gunnart
    gunnart ·

    I would like one for 127 roll film.

  29. severin
    severin ·

    @chaweemek: yes, the DigitaLIZA can also hold just a few frames, the negative doesn't have to run through the whole mask.
    @nural: I guess this is what you have: - I'm not sure if the DigitaLIZA works with it, it depends if the unit is big enough to have the DigitaLIZA below it. The DigitaLIZA measures 25.5x7.1 cm as a whole, if your TMA unit is bigger than that it should work.

  30. zoe191
    zoe191 ·


  31. coca
    coca ·

    this is great!!!

  32. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    I just submitted my first lomography product review a few hours ago. I wrote about the Digitaliza! I hope you can publish it soon.

  33. severin
    severin ·

    @Pieter: yes, it should work with the Canon MP980. but take care that the canoscan software has difficulties identifiying sprocket holes, better use vuescan or silverfast as your software with this scanner.

  34. joeribt
    joeribt ·

    I cannot get it to work with my epson scanner, it says I should remove the document mat or close the cover. Any idea how to make this work?

  35. stouf
    stouf ·

    When using EPSON 4490, DO NOT push the digitaliza against the end of the screen. Look at the scanning masks sold with your scanner: there is a blank space that you must conserve with the digitaliza.

  36. zatche
    zatche ·

    hi i am looking for buying a scanner. i have one question what do you mean with " flatbed scanners with a backlight/transparency unit" that is needed...
    Does it means that the EPSON V330/V500/V600 are not appropriate and that the V700 is good?
    Thanks for your help.

  37. crazyglinc
    crazyglinc ·

    if your scanners LID DONT LIGHT up it wont work ,shame i cant fit the mask into my veho film and slide scanner,going to look for a way to convert a normal scanner (the type that most people actually own) into something that will do the job,im not getting my hopes up as it appears that my (normal) scanner has 'issues' with too much light.

  38. wendell
    wendell ·

    ok, having problems scanning with my Epson 4490.....Any tips? It just keeps saying it can't find the object to scan, and when it does try too, it scan's it all techno colourish and streaky... what am I doing wrong?

  39. arabrab
    arabrab ·

    HELP!!!!! I cant scan with my brand new EPSON V500 It works fine with the frames it came with but not with the Digitaliza. What am I doing wrong? I tried the epson software, vuescan and the mac standard scanning software. (I own a mac). HELP!!!! I bought this scanner especially for scanning my spinner 360 photo's!!

  40. yuhanchin
    yuhanchin ·

    I just bought a Sprocket Rocket camera and finished a roll of film. I've read how to go about scanning but wasnt too sure whether I should convert the film to negatives or could I just scan the roll of film without over exposing them.
    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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