Diana F+ Modification: Macro Shooting

A great mod to get sexy close-up pictures of your favorite fruits (and a load of other things too!). With this easy tipster, you’ll be able to take great macro photos with your Diana F+. Read on for details!

Level: Easy

What you need: Diana F+ – Tunnelvision lens – optional: a screw, 35mm long

How-to build

Un-screw the macro part of the tunnelvision and screw it into the plastic lens housing of your Diana. Needs a bit of force, but fits perfectly. (Be careful with this modification, you do this modification at your own risk, since force needs to be used to screw in the lens).

1) Before loading the film check the macro distance. (see: semi-opaque paper trick) measure or remember the distance (should be 3-4cm) or better, attach a screw with the right length to the magnet of the tunnelvision-macro lens; this is also a good aid to know if the motif is really in the picture.

2) Load film, shoot.
How to shoot: – remember that you need a good amount of light -preferably natural light, otherwise steady the camera somehow and use the “B” mode.

3) If you prefer a flash you might want to try the Ringflash. Other flashes ON the camera do not work as the light probably does not reach the thing in front of your lens. If you fire the flash off camera, be careful not to fire the flash too close on the subject, it’s too strong on short distances.

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.

written by tomas_bates on 2010-12-13 #gear #tutorials #macro #tipster #modification #diana-f

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