Instax + Redscale + Sprockets : Faking it


I wanted sprocket holes on my Instax back. Crazy? Oh yes it is!

So I cut a strip of exposed negatives, stick it onto the insides of the “Diana Instant Back+” and hoped they will turn out fine. I chose a couple of frames from a strip that was a bit messy, hoping by doing that I can get some crazy wild double exposures! Yeah … that means the photo I take now will ‘double expose’ with the shot that I took ages ago on that particular 35mm strip.

With the strip in it will definitely require more light to get a decent exposure. So I mounted the Diana F+ flash and used the red/orange color errmm … what do you call that? Gel? Color filter? Anyway, it’s one of those coloured thingie that came with it.

So these are the crazy redscale-looking photos with sprocket holes. Hahaha. Yeah I know it’s cheating but hey … it’s real fun!!! I also know that you probably won’t be able to figure out what are in some of the photos.

written by ndroo on 2009-08-26 #gear #tutorials #red #fun #diy #redscale #instax #tips #crazy #yellow #orange #black #wild #sprockets #experiment #labrats #tipster #doubles #double-exposure #diana #instant-back


  1. dogma
    dogma ·

    Cool! a bit messy but i like it :)

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    wasnt this done already? it is kinda messy.hehe. y not just leave the sprockets on? that might be nice =)

  3. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    @cinzinc : Yeah I posted this before. The database went crazy and it was lost, so LSI got me to resubmit this. Haha.

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    ndroo rocks ! And I think cinzinc is right.... But not sure...

  5. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    @stouf : Thanks. Yeah cinzinc is absolutely right. This is a re-submission to replace the missing one earlier. :D

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ohh I see... It's good that you've re-submitted it ! We don't want to loose that tipster ! ; )

  7. jsanjuan
    jsanjuan ·

    Can you do this in a 120-mm film?

  8. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    @jsanjuan : You mean using 120 film instead of the 35mm? Of course it is possible. Have fun!

  9. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    if i did this i think i would use slide positives :o)

  10. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    oomg...u are so creative! haha

  11. jsanjuan
    jsanjuan ·

    Thanks! :D

  12. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    Would this work with the LCA+ Instant back ?

  13. rascal-king
    rascal-king ·

    Zebras and a guitar!!!

    Also very cool, sweet idea.

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