Do you ever take out your Diana F+ or Mini to take a picture but don’t know where to put the lens cap? Afraid that you may lose it? Here is a little tip on how you can prevent this from happening.
Every time I take out my Diana F+ or Diana Mini to take a picture, I always have to hold the lens cap in one hand so I don’t lose it. About a month ago, I almost lost one of my caps because I was trying to take a picture fast and I just lost track of where I put my cap. To prevent that from happening again, I came up with this little idea of how to never lose any of my lens caps.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Diana Mini/ Diana F+ lens cap
- An old key chain with a little ring (For Diana mini)
- The pinhole shutter holder string (For Diana F+)
- A wine opener
First I took out one of my old key chains, the kind that comes with a string and a little ring at the end. If you have a Diana F+, the string that connects to the pinhole shutter holder will work just the same.
Then I made a hole on the side of each of my lens caps using the wine opener on my pocket knife.
Then, I tied a little knot and hook my keychain on to the side of my Diana Mini and I put the ring on the string through the hole I made on the cap.
Now, I will never lose the cap again.
I also repeated the same procedure on my Diana F+ with the string that came with it for the shutter holder.
This is how it looks like on my Diana F+.
There you go! Now you can take photos anytime you want without having to worry about losing the lens cap.
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