Diana Lens Cap Splitzer


Simple and easy to make Diana F+ splitzer, and you probably have all the ingredients at home!

Not too long after the Diana joined our family, coming back from a little outing with the dogs and the cameras, the Diana’s lens cap disappeared. I searched the car and all the bags, at home – to no avail. Oh well, no more missing a photo because you forgot the lens cap on…

A few good weeks after, while I am locking my bike, I notice a black plastic round thing on the ground, where we usually park our car. The lens cap! There it was, all mashed up from being repeatedly parked on. I took it home and did my best to give it its shape back, but it was too late. It was still round and could fit on the lens, but it just fell off all the time. “Let’s make a splitzer out of it!” I thought. And that is what I did.

It is only a simple, half-half splitzer, but it works perfectly! All I did was carefully cut along the inner edge of the lens cap, from 0 to 180 degrees. Then another cut, a straight one, from top to bottom. I think the pictures are quite self-explanatory. (I needed to put some tape along the edge of the lens cap to keep it from falling off the lens, but this might not be the case if your cap wasn’t ran over by cars).

First results from the lens cap splitzer

So, if you have an extra lens cap laying around, or you’re not really using it – split it up!

written by paramir on 2010-09-04 #gear #tutorials #diy #splitzer #lens-cap #tipster #easy #diana #diana-f #simple #split-photo #quickie-tipster #camera-modification


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    simple but great idea! :)

  2. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    well done paramir buddy ! simple is often great =) i just submitted a tipster to split polaroids =) hope it get's published =)

  3. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Well done. I always admire those people who make useful things out of useless......

  4. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·

    I actually built one out of thin cardboard from a washing powder box, and some tape. - It's really easy, and alot more affordable than buying expensive ready mades. Also, it's fun, and you can experiment a lot!

  5. victork
    victork ·

    I didn't get a lens cap with mine, so I used cardboard and magnets, so it snaps on and off easily

  6. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·

    oh, smart there with the magnets, I'll try that!

  7. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    great idea! :D

  8. lupo
    lupo ·

    Graciaaaaaaaas !!!!

  9. vas_vas
    vas_vas ·

    cool idea. this will work for my holga as well! mille grazie for sharing!

  10. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    best solutions are always the easiest and the cheapest! bravo paramir!

  11. bigphilly808
    bigphilly808 ·

    i LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!! bahhahaha! great tip!!

  12. notyetthedodo
    notyetthedodo ·

    I'm just scanning the first roll of my splitzer'ed holga pictures.... thanks for the idea, so simple and so cool!

  13. squamy
    squamy ·

    Going to do this to my Diana Mini! Great tipster, so simple and so effective!

  14. ellirk
    ellirk ·

    how convenient!
    I was just wondering how to use the splitzer with my 38mm lens, now I know how!
    thanks a lot for this tipster, mate!

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