Read this if you want to find out all you need to know about handling the Diana Baby 110. From changing lenses to shooting doubles this article has it all covered!
Inserting a roll of 110 film
If the Storage Back is installed on your Diana Baby 110, slide the Back Lock at the bottom and detach it. Take your Film Transportation Back and flip over the Transparent Pressure Plate clockwise until you see the film chamber completely open. Insert your 110 film cartridge by sliding it in horizontally. Flip back the Transparent Pressure Plate and lock it in place. Install the Film Transportation Back by sliding it in from the back side of the camera and ensure it locks in place. Turn the Film Advancing Wheel until it stops; when you reach the first film frame you’re ready to shoot.
Taking photos with the Diana Baby 110
After loading your 110 film and adjusting the camera’s settings, it’s time to start shooting. To take pictures just press the shutter all the way down. It’s easy! Turn the advancing wheel clockwise until it stops – it’s now time to shoot your next shot
Changing Diana Baby 110 Lenses
Simply hold the lens firmly and make a small anti-clockwise twist from the lower white dot to upper white dot on the side. This releases the lens.
To attach a lens, just repeat the process in reverse. Place the lens white dot aligned with the upper white dot on the camera and then twist clockwise until you reach the lower white dot. This attaches the lens to the camera body.
Switching Lenses Halfway Through a Roll
One of the cool things about the Diana Baby 110 is that you can shoot 1 photo with the 24mm lens and then swap to the 12mm wide-angle lens for the next photo. If you’d like to switch lenses whilst using the same film cartridge, just make sure the shutter is on the ‘N’ (Normal’) setting; this ensures that no light will get to the film whilst you are changing the lens.
Setting the Shutter Speed
At the bottom of your Diana Baby 110 you will see a N/B switch; you may switch between N and B mode by switching left and right. Use the N mode when you are shooting in sunny conditions. N stands for “Normal, 1/100 second”. Use the B mode when you are shooting indoors or in low-light situations. B stands for “Bulb Shutter” and in this mode the shutter stays open as long as you press the shutter button.
Using The Viewfinder
Looking through the Diana Baby 110 viewfinder, you will see a square frame inside. When shooting with the 24mm lens, use the small square frame inside the viewfinder as a reference. When shooting with the 12mm wide-angle lens, use the whole view-finding area as a reference.
Switching Films Halfway Through a Roll
Say you are shooting a roll of Orca 110 B&W Film and halfway through the cartridge you decide that you’d like to shoot some photos with Color Tiger 110 Film. It’s perfectly possible to switch between film cartridges in this way. The only trick to remember is to do it at night, in a dark bag or in a darkened room. This is because, if you swap film cartridges in light, you’ll lose one photo on the film you take off because the shot will be over-exposed; change rolls in the dark and you won’t lose a photo in this way.
Attaching a flash to the Diana Baby 110
To attach a flash to your Diana Baby 110, you will need to attach a “PC Flash Adaptor”: to the PC flash connector. You can then use flashes such as the Diana F+ Flash or the Colorsplash Flash and shoot away.
Films compatible with the Diana Baby 110
Taking Multiple Exposures with the Diana Baby 110
To shoot a multiple exposure with your Diana Baby 110, first shoot 1 photo but do not advance. Then shoot your second, third, fourth photos. Congratulations, you’ve just made a multiple exposure! Now you can advance for another photo!
Taking long exposures with the Diana Baby 110
To shoot a long exposure with the Diana Baby 110, set the N/B switch in front of the viewfinder to ‘B’ and click the shutter button – Keep it clicked for 3-5 seconds or more (the longer you hold down the shutter button, the longer your photo will be exposed to light). Once you release the button, just advance for another photo in the usual way.
Lomography proudly presents the Diana Baby 110, the second member of the Lomography 110 Camera Family. Easy to use and packed with creative features, with this tiny camera you can choose between two interchangeable lenses; shoot breathtaking wide-angle shots with the 12mm lens or switch to the 24mm lens for standard square photos. Read more on the 110 Camera Microsite