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Underwater Photos with Diana F+

A quick and easy way to take pictures underwater with your Diana F+, with just a plastic bag, some rubber-bands, and maybe some duct tape.

Let me start by saying that underwater photography is one of my favorite things. This music video for a song by Little Wings, is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

My goal was to accomplish a similar effect with my Diana F+, and since there’s not really an underwater housing for the camera, the plastic-bag technique seemed like a quick-and-easy solution. The nice thing about the Diana is without the flash there are no electronics in the camera, so you don’t have to worry about corroding batteries. I used one of the bags with a zipper-pull, to make sure I got a good seal on the closure. Then, I duct taped the edges of the bag, to make sure the seams were (mostly) water-tight, and to tape-down the excess bag. Lastly, to make sure the bag was flush against the lens, I used rubber-bands around the lens to make sure it was snug. Here’s what it looked like:

…And here are the results!

The photos above are from two different attempts. I used Fuji Provia E6 film, and cross-processed it to get the turquoise color. The focus was at 1-2 meters, and on the “N” shutter speed. Overall, the plastic bag offset the focus a little. Like the ninth Golden Rule states: You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film… afterwards either.

written by charliewagers

18 comments

  1. vicker313

    vicker313

    unbelievable...

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  2. lawypop

    lawypop

    Haha! always wanted to take Diana underwater :P

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  3. blinghaha

    blinghaha

    great!

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  4. lil

    lil

    awesome! I want to try it with my Holga right now! :)

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  5. litumai

    litumai

    i wanted to try this for a while but summer is over! awesome tipster!

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  6. dearjme

    dearjme

    So good!

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  7. guinastrapazi

    guinastrapazi

    damn.. really cool,.. i have to try this!!

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  8. jeffr

    jeffr

    yeahhhh!!

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  9. lomonesia

    lomonesia

    waiting for holga submarine

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  10. klaryssa

    I want to try this really badly! But I'm so scared that water will get in the camera some how!

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  11. twinklecat

    twinklecat

    ooh, clever!

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  12. stouf

    stouf

    Nice! : )

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  13. julia-b

    julia-b

    This is incredible! But I'm afraid to try it...

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  14. rstptrw

    rstptrw

    So awesome lads!<3 But, I'm just waiting to have this camera:_(
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  15. pedrogalvez

    pedrogalvez

    Yeahhhh! I will to try soon! Thanks Eres un valiente.

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  16. kaninchow

    kaninchow

    I've been dying to get my diana underwater! Thanks for this awesome tip! :D
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  17. chibivy

    chibivy

    This is awesome!! I might try this in my Diana Mini! :'D
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  18. christalvantonder

    christalvantonder

    Love this idea!!! Also gonna try it with my Diana Mini

    12 months ago · report as spam

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