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The Diana+ 38 and 55mm Lenses

As promised, we’ve been spending our days, afternoons, nights, blood, sweat, and tears in the constant expansion and frenzied development of the most innovative and downright unexpected accessories and variants for the Diana+ plastic medium-format camera system. Our labors have resulted in two succulent and quite delicious lenses. The 38mm Super-Wide offers a sweeping 120° full-frame view. And the 55mm & Close-Up Lens offers TWO kinds of images: dramatic and quite-nice wide-angle shots AND extremely close macro images.

As promised, we’ve been spending our days, afternoons, nights, blood, sweat, and tears in the constant expansion and frenzied development of the most innovative and downright unexpected accessories and variants for the Diana+ plastic medium-format camera system. Our labors have resulted in two succulent and quite delicious lenses. The 38mm Super-Wide offers a sweeping 120° full-frame view. And the 55mm & Close-Up Lens offers TWO kinds of images: dramatic and quite-nice wide-angle shots AND extremely close macro images.
Believe us, there’s a lot to love here!

http://www.lomography.com/diana/products/lenses/38mm-lens

http://www.lomography.com/diana/products/lenses/55mm-lens

Of course, both lenses are fully compatible and interchangeable with all Lomography Diana F+ and Diana+ cameras.

And don’t forget – this is merely another stepping stone on the Diana F+ path. Even though we’re taking a few moments to sit back and celebrate the launch of these two stunning lenses, we’re getting right back on the horse tomorrow morning and resuming work on a batch of all-new and surely awe-inspiring Diana+ accessories & cameras!

Diana+ 38mm Super-Wide Lens:

“Full-frame super-wide view” can be roughly translated as such: taking that Diana+ image that you know and love, letting in a ton of new info and content from all around your head (including a lot that your eyes can’t see) and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g it all out to the very corners of your frame. Roughly equivalent to a 25mm lens on a standard 35mm camera, this classic super-wide perspective is a favorite of street photographers and photojournalists the world over. And for good reasons! Close subjects assume an in-your-face urgency (and slightly stretched out noses).

Check out the Diana 38mm Lens Gallery:

http://www.lomography.com/diana/theory/galleries/38mm-lens

City and country-scapes take on a sweeping and grandiose air. The 38mm Lens is sure to tickle your fancy as well. Here’s why:

  • 120° View Angle: Capture a whole lot more of the world around you onto your image.
  • Full Frame: Let all of that super-wide magic run to the very edges of your print
  • Vignetting and Edge Distortion: The dreamy look n’ feel of the classic Diana+ image is fully maintained, with signature darkening and a bit of blurriness at the corners
  • Accessory Viewfinder: A little plastic friend is included inside for a fairly accurate preview of your shot. Or, have a look at the next point…
  • True Hipshot Potential: With a Super-Wide lens, everything in front of your camera will pretty much be on the film. Feel free to forget the viewfinder and shoot from the hip!
  • Here you have it – two great and fairly different tastes that taste great together. Sure, it’s been done before: Sonny & Cher, Dazed & Confused, Ham & Eggs! But never have two absolutely devastating all-plastic medium format lenses been engineered to work together in perfect harmony. And never before has the international community of Diana+ devotees commanded such an awesome degree of photographic power and liberty. Come and meet these two brothers from the plastic mother:

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The Diana+ 55mm Wide Angle & Close-up Lenses

Wide Angle:

Does this Wide-angle perspective look a little familiar? It should! The angle of view is roughly equivalent to a 34mm lens on a standard 35mm camera. Which is very close to the perspective of our very own Minitar 1 lens – the shining jewel of every Lomo LC-A+ camera. The overall effect is a pleasing wider-than-normal view with that same classic Diana+ vignetting, selective focus, and dazzling color saturation that all we all adore. A plastic accessory viewfinder is included to preview your shots.

Close-up

Our Diana+ Detective agency has issued an global memo. Everything located at exactly 15cm away from the all-new Diana+ Close-Up Lens must be urgently identified and photographed. That means fresh flowers, small noses, license plates, green eyes, chocolate bonbons, analog knobs, dog tails, clock hands, and so on. Luckily, the Close-Up Lens slides directly onto your 55m Wide Lens, allowing for lighting-fast-extreme-close-up shots whenever the situation arises. Images are dripping with color and shallow depth of field: meaning that a tiny bit of foreground is in focus against a soft and creamy blurred background.

Check out the Diana 55mm Lens Gallery:

http://www.lomography.com/diana/theory/galleries/55mm-lens

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written by pan_dre

8 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i want them!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    great! with its normal lens, the diana+ field of view is very limited. And closeup too! For cheap money!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    nice galleries!!! very nice.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. ishoxi

    ishoxi

    :| you should make ones for holga!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    holga doesn't have a detachable lens... ;)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  6. vicuna

    vicuna

    Yes, this was the great idea with the Diana+, the detachable lens!! I want them all!! :)))

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    money! need money! lol

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  8. g_ray

    g_ray

    Lomo...I'd have ordered this together with my recent purchased which has just been shipped out! aww man..Now I have to order again....soon. ahhh haha

    about 6 years ago · report as spam