Use the Diana Close Up Lens with your LC-A


Have you ever tried using a lens meant for one camera on another? I combined two of the Lomography classics for this one!

I thought it would be cool to use the Diana Close-Up lens on the LC-A similar to the Holga tip I submitted, as with all cameras the focus range seems to be around 20cm thats 60cm or 3/4 times closer than you could get before.

With all the things you’d expect from your trusty LC-A such as great color saturation and vignetting, I just used some Kodak Gold for this gallery as its cheap and was a test roll and I feel the results came out great! Perhaps they could look even better if they were done with x-pro slide film! Unlike the Holga the depth of field seems to be a little greater making it a little easier for focusing etc. I just held the lens in front of the camera for taking pictures but if you cant be bothered with that you could use masking tape instead.

Its easy and you get great results!

written by dogtanian on 2009-05-28 #gear #tutorials #flowers #close-up #lc-a #bird #tipster #kodak-gold #diana


  1. abcdefuck
    abcdefuck ·

    great tip. thanks a lot. :)

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Beautiful results !

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great shots & tip! And you put the distance setting on the LCA on 0,8 I presume?

  4. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    love shot number 8!

  5. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    great! i'll try this!

  6. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    fantanstic! I always wanted to have a close-up lens for my LC-A!

  7. dogtanian
    dogtanian ·

    @vicuna well i tried both but i used infinity as that worked better, same as did with my holga ones

  8. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·


  9. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    cool! i will try it soon :)

  10. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    great idea! thanks!

  11. happylomotto
    happylomotto ·

    good tip but how can use it ?

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