The little side-kick that all lomo lovers should consider adding to their collection!
I pride myself on the fact that I’m pretty thrifty in finding alternative ways to making things work. However, when it comes to scanning my photos, one little buddy I just could not live without is my 35mm DigitaLIZA scanning mask!
When I first figured out how to properly feed my Holga some 35mm film, I was so excited to see some awesome sprocket action. To my disappointment, I realized that the scanning mask I had wasn’t wide enough and even the most specialized photo lab in my city looked at me like I was an alien when I asked if they could scan my negatives – sprockets and all. I read a bunch of forums online and decided I would try making my own home-made mask, which turned out as nothing more than a pathetic mess of black cardboard and rubber bands.
About 10 days later, a sleek, sexy DigitaLIZA arrived in the mail, which made scanning my negatives, a sinch! This little guy is strong enough to hold everything in place, but is delicate enough to not damage your film. A long, magnetic ruler-type device gently holds the film flat while you close the top of the mask to lock it all in place. It’s even strong enough to hold the film in place while I dust off the negative with a little pressurized air before hitting up the scanner. At only about 30$, and measuring about 23 cm, this affordable mask is perfect if you want to show off some cool sprockets, and is ideal if you have any sweet panoramas or even overlapping photos to show off.
All I know is that I love my DigitaLIZA! And I know you will too!!!