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Quick Fix for your Diana F+ Flash Delay Firing issue

This Short turorial helps to fix your problem on delay firing or inconsistency on flash firing for your Diana F+ FLash unit.

Ever since i bought my Diana F+ i have faced a problem when the Flash does not sync with the depressing of the Shutter Release. Some times, the flash does not comes out at all.. or the flash fires only when the shutter release coming back up to its original position.. meaning it fires only when the shutter is closed.. resulting in under exposed shots…

Determined to find out the cause… i sort of just opened up the diana back casing to take a look and realised that the contact to trigger the flash are made by these 2 metal connection…

When the shutter release is depressed, it moves a plastic rod across a circular slit which will slightly nudge the right contact to contact the left contact thus triggering the flash. The problem on the inconsistency is due to the spacing between the 2 contact. If you try triggering the shutter release, you notice that the plastic rod moves at quite a fast speed. and if the spacing are too wide apart the electrical contact might not be established consistently.

Heres what you can do

1. Open up your diana F+
2. Look at the interior , you will noticed 2 metal strip running in parallel.
3. Using a screw driver or some thing long ,hard and slender… gently push/bend the left connector to the right and then do the same for the right connector. The idea is to ensure that the distance between the 2 connector are not too far apart. As they are metal, you will wan to literally bend it slightly or it will just revert back to its original shape and position.
4. Put in your Dinana Flash and test fire.

The Diana FLash will now fires consistenly !!

The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.

written by darlim

4 comments

  1. domo-guy

    domo-guy

    The same thing happened to my Sardina too. But i was too late to exchange it for warrenty. I tried doing that but the flash would decide when to fire or not fire. I think it hates me...

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  2. pheebs

    pheebs

    @domo-guy would you please shoot me an email concerning your LaSardina trouble to customerservice@lomography.com

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. darlim

    darlim

    domo-guy : GUess this article work in another way to help you ! :)

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  4. christoferkraft

    Thank you so much!!! I fixed my girlfriends Diana because of this. Her metal pieces we like connected. One of them went over that plastic piece. Crk.
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