A few days ago I started wondering how to use my Diana F+ with 35 mm film without the Diana 35 mm Back, so I just started looking in the Lomography community for a tipster on how to do it. After a few clicks here and there I found a nice one showing how to properly do it. It was good until I noticed that in order to get the frames to space evenly I had to remember how many turns per frame or clicks per frame. So, all I had to do was carry a small chart with the numbers… easy, right? No, it is a really long list that is a bit hard to carry around all the time.
Then I wanted to know what was the proper exposure times I had to use when using the pinhole option. Again I started looking through the community for another tipster and I found an excellent one that had all the info I needed. Again, a long list of numbers I had to carry around! So, this list thing is getting a bit crazy don’t you think? I know, the articles recommend to put them in your neck strap but seriously, it’s starting to look more like a notepad than a neck strap.
I also did a search on Lomography and found a great tipster giving all the numbers and how you could put it on the neck strap. yeah, why not? it’s a long strap, right? Wrong! By now the strap is full with the information of pinhole exposure times and knob turns to each frame. So, it got me thinking.
How can I have all that information handy every time I need it? The answer came in the form of a card I mean – we all carry some sort of card at all times right? Debit or credit card, and maybe an employee ID. We always have it handy in the wallet or purse. So I came up with a handy card size guide with all that information to print and laminate that I hope you’ll find useful.
Thanks to esmondsit for the article A Proper 35mm Film Mod for Diana F+, gm_mcleod for the article A Pinhole Exposure Guide Neck Strap, and pandaisdead for the article Diana F Users Can Have an Aperture Around Their Neck.