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How to Never Lose Your Diana F+ or Diana Mini Lens Cap

Do you ever take out your Diana F+ or Mini to take a picture but don't know where to put the lens cap? Afraid that you may lose it? Here is a little tip on how you can prevent this from happening.

Every time I take out my Diana F+ or Diana Mini to take a picture, I always have to hold the lens cap in one hand so I don’t lose it. About a month ago, I almost lost one of my caps because I was trying to take a picture fast and I just lost track of where I put my cap. To prevent that from happening again, I came up with this little idea of how to never lose any of my lens caps.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Diana Mini/ Diana F+ lens cap
  • An old key chain with a little ring (For Diana mini)
  • The pinhole shutter holder string (For Diana F+)
  • A wine opener

First I took out one of my old key chains, the kind that comes with a string and a little ring at the end. If you have a Diana F+, the string that connects to the pinhole shutter holder will work just the same.

Then I made a hole on the side of each of my lens caps using the wine opener on my pocket knife.

Then, I tied a little knot and hook my keychain on to the side of my Diana Mini and I put the ring on the string through the hole I made on the cap.

Now, I will never lose the cap again.

I also repeated the same procedure on my Diana F+ with the string that came with it for the shutter holder.

This is how it looks like on my Diana F+.

There you go! Now you can take photos anytime you want without having to worry about losing the lens cap.

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.

The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!

written by philip0723

2 comments

  1. saidseni

    saidseni

    Great, thanks! Must do this.

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  2. 4br0k3n3rr0r

    4br0k3n3rr0r

    Good idea. I don't have a Diana, but my Ricoh 500G will lose his cap very soon. Not anymore ;)

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