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Diana Lens Cap Splitzer

Simple and easy to make Diana F+ splitzer, and you probably have all the ingredients at home!

Not too long after the Diana joined our family, coming back from a little outing with the dogs and the cameras, the Diana’s lens cap disappeared. I searched the car and all the bags, at home – to no avail. Oh well, no more missing a photo because you forgot the lens cap on…

A few good weeks after, while I am locking my bike, I notice a black plastic round thing on the ground, where we usually park our car. The lens cap! There it was, all mashed up from being repeatedly parked on. I took it home and did my best to give it its shape back, but it was too late. It was still round and could fit on the lens, but it just fell off all the time. “Let’s make a splitzer out of it!” I thought. And that is what I did.

It is only a simple, half-half splitzer, but it works perfectly! All I did was carefully cut along the inner edge of the lens cap, from 0 to 180 degrees. Then another cut, a straight one, from top to bottom. I think the pictures are quite self-explanatory. (I needed to put some tape along the edge of the lens cap to keep it from falling off the lens, but this might not be the case if your cap wasn’t ran over by cars).

So, if you have an extra lens cap laying around, or you’re not really using it – split it up!

written by paramir


  1. vicuna


    simple but great idea! :)

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  2. mikahsupageek


    well done paramir buddy ! simple is often great =) i just submitted a tipster to split polaroids =) hope it get's published =)

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  3. wuxiong


    Well done. I always admire those people who make useful things out of useless......

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  4. chaoticsense


    I actually built one out of thin cardboard from a washing powder box, and some tape. - It's really easy, and alot more affordable than buying expensive ready mades. Also, it's fun, and you can experiment a lot!

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  5. victork


    I didn't get a lens cap with mine, so I used cardboard and magnets, so it snaps on and off easily

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  6. chaoticsense


    oh, smart there with the magnets, I'll try that!

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  7. eva_eva


    great idea! :D

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  8. lupo


    Graciaaaaaaaas !!!!

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  9. vas_vas


    cool idea. this will work for my holga as well! mille grazie for sharing!

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  10. superlighter


    best solutions are always the easiest and the cheapest! bravo paramir!

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  11. bigphilly808


    i LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!! bahhahaha! great tip!!

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  12. notyetthedodo


    I'm just scanning the first roll of my splitzer'ed holga pictures.... thanks for the idea, so simple and so cool!
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  13. squamy


    Going to do this to my Diana Mini! Great tipster, so simple and so effective!

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  14. ellirk


    how convenient!
    I was just wondering how to use the splitzer with my 38mm lens, now I know how!
    thanks a lot for this tipster, mate!

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