A guide of what? Well, its a little guide that I’m sure every Diana lover will find very useful.
A few days ago I started wondering how to use my Diana F+ with 35mm film without the Diana 35mm 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 (link at the end), all 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 har 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 (link at the bottom) and 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, that neck-strap it’s starting to look more like a note pad than a neck-strap.
And then, why not? what are the proper F stops of the Cloudy, Partially Cloudy, Sunny and Pinhole settings? the Shutter Speed? Well, for that 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, nob 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? employee ID? and we always have it handy in the wallet (guys) or purse (ladies). 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.
Just print, fold, and laminate. Hope it helps!
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.
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