When I’d loaded my new Diana Mini, I was still flippin’ out and super excited to start shooting. I had read the instruction manual three times to make sure I didn’t mess anything up.
However, I’d soon find out that the instruction manual may actually have a discrepency. According to the manual, you have to advance the wheel 1/4 turn in half frame mode, and 1/2 turn in square mode. So, I did just that.
But when I came to the end of my 48 half frames, the roll kept going. I kept wondering what was going on and why it hadn’t stopped yet. I figured that I was probably done with the roll so I just rewound it and put in a new one with 12 exposures, set to square mode.
The same thing happened, the roll kept going, to almost twice the amount before I decided that the roll was probably used up.
I got my film developed, and wow….OVERLAPPING GALORE. Of course some of the pictures look cool. But some of them are waaay overlapped. To my surprise, the advancing of 1/4 and 1/2 turn was completely wrong. I found out, (thanks to brommi and rater) that you’re supposed to turn the wheel until it stops after every picture.
Man, do I feel stupid.
So I just wanted to know if I was the only one to make this unfortunate mistake, it would be of some comfort to know that I’m not the only one, ha.
written by natalieerachel on 2010-12-29