Diana Mini - Splitzer Made of Film Canister Caps


You can make this tipster even if you are all thumbs. Within a couple of minutes you can tinker a Splitzer for your Diana Mini!

All you need are caps of film canister, a saw/scissors and double-faced adhesive tape.

There you go!

Carve any “pie slices” out of the caps. The best is to saw several caps, to have more splitzer in the end.

Glue your individual “pie slices” with the even side onto the double-faced tape. Afterwards cut it all around.

Now you have small pieces made of film canister caps with a matching part. I glued during a visit to the zoo the splitzer on the back of my hand which was pretty handy.

Be creative!
Just glue 1 piece on the lens of your DianaMini , release and affix the matching part to the object lens.

Have fun!

written by brommi on 2010-12-05 #gear #tutorials #tipster #handmade #quickie-tipster
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  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    creative idea ..<:)

  2. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    I'am already searching for caps and scissors!! good idea brommi!!!!

  3. brommi
  4. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    oooo - that's just brilliant!

  5. warning
    warning ·

    Thank you, very good idea!.

  6. copefan
    copefan ·

    cool..... where do you get he film canister caps from....... ;-)

  7. warshock
    warshock ·

    nice tip! i have loads of the canister caps. all i need is a diana mini! :)

  8. brommi
    brommi ·

    thank you for the likes :)
    @copefan: from my films ;D the film, which you buy in the drugstore or at lomo-shop, is in a canister. And the cap from it, you can use! total simple!

  9. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    cool tip...thanks for sharing!

  10. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    brilliant idea, brommi! it fits the lens perfectly. i'm gonna make one!

  11. exit14
    exit14 ·

    Good Thinkin'!!

  12. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    Nice tip bro, :).

  13. chipmunk
    chipmunk ·

    Wow, I wanna try this! Great tip, thanks! =)

  14. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    very cleaver tip! and great images too!

  15. jorgesato
    jorgesato ·

    wow! really nice tip! congrats!

  16. annelie
    annelie ·

    Genious! I am so on this :D

  17. brommi
    brommi ·

    thaaaank youuu :) :) :) !

  18. sabress
    sabress ·

    a piece of dark tape gives you same effect , with all cameras ;)

  19. brommi
    brommi ·

    @sabress: Good idea. But I think that this could be unstable...

  20. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great one !

  21. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    cool tipster, bt don't forget that the LC-A slitzer also fits on the Diana Mini...

  22. brommi
    brommi ·

    @vicuna : yes and the photos are great, but the film canister caps are a cheaper alternative! ;))

  23. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    nice one

  24. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·


  25. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    tiny splitzer!

  26. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Wow! I'm definitely trying that when my Mini comes in the mail!!!

  27. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thanks for sharing!

  28. brommi
    brommi ·

    thank you all for this mass of likes !! =)

  29. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Thanks for sharing this @brommi! =)

  30. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice one!

  31. blormore
    blormore ·


  32. beni
    beni ·


  33. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Rrrrrrrrr now I need double-sided tape

  34. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    Love these! Great idea and results!!!

  35. ddree
    ddree ·

    i'll try that.. thanks a lot!!

  36. mariamaslam
    mariamaslam ·

    grabbing my canister caps and scissors at this very moment!

  37. luchin
    luchin ·

    gracielas :D

  38. schemerel
    schemerel ·

    Great tip ! I combined your tip with this "one":www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2010/09/04/diana-lens-c… minus the tape, for my diana mini. I used a certain type of canisterlid (I think I got it from ilford hp5 plus) and it kind of stays in place on its own. I cut my lid the same way paramir cut his lenscap.

  39. kitija
    kitija ·


  40. litumai
    litumai ·

    awesome tip! didnt even finish reading the tipster and i already had scisors in my hand! lol

  41. litumai
    litumai ·

    so i developed my film and here are the results :) www.lomography.com/homes/litumai/albums/1835901-sunshine-al… im doing some more coming soon

  42. sea-blue-monkeys
    sea-blue-monkeys ·

    wow, I am going to try it! Thank you!;)

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