The Diana+ Instant Back and How I "Instantly" Fell In Love with Pinstax


A review of the Diana+ Instant Back.

Photographic inspiration seems to come to me in waves. I get highs. I get lows. Sometimes everything dries up and I can almost see tumbleweeds on my photos. Other times I just need something to spark my imagination and a tsunami of creativity seems to flow out. But one thing I can always count on being a part of the Lomographic community is that around the corner there is always a new product guaranteed to get those juices flowing.

So when I got my hands on the Diana+ Instant Back it was more than a spark – it was a lightning bolt.

Without hyperbole, I can honestly say that this is the most exciting new accessory I’ve shot with in a very very long time. At first, I was so excited to try out the back with different Diana+ Lenses. The thought of close-up, superwide, fisheye, multi-exposed photos with the Instax film was beyond exciting.

But then I discovered my new favorite photographic format (at least until the next cool product comes out), the PINSTAX photo! I haven’t had this much fun taking pictures in a long time. Just remember to TAKE THE CORRECTION LENS OUT when shooting pinhole and you’ll be fine. About 1-2 seconds exposure in the sun, 2-5 when overcast, and so on. I plan to shoot a lot more pinstax to come, but for now, check out the results!

Check out the microsite for the Instant Back here

written by ouroborosx on 2009-03-21 #gear #pinhole #review #instax #dianaf #diana-instant-back


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Really great shots! Can't wait to discover his whole new universe of the Diana Instax!!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Really great shots! Can't wait to discover this whole new universe of the Diana Instax!!

  3. larslau
    larslau ·

    I love it! I can't wait to get an instax back either..!

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    There should be really one for the Holga also....

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ahhh eyecon is on my side !!! But I must confess this Diana craziness is starting to get me too now... With all these beautiful shots...

  6. migueld
    migueld ·

    pinstax! so catchy!

  7. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    eheh :) it's good! you can write the exposure times on the back of each paper shot ;)

  8. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Okay!, I thought that might have been the problem, Why didn't LSI think to use a Darkslide slot on this so we could change the format of shooting!!!! I might try and sort out my own!

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