The Light Leak Game with Diana F+


You can never go wrong with Diana F+. A mistake which turned out into nice bursts of colors makes me want to do it more and more — again and again. Leave your 120 films for a while — Let’s move to 35mm, and enjoy the happy colors of the light leak.

As a newbie of Diana f+ user, I’ve been spending my time with 120 films a lot, until i finally decided to try the power of 35mm films with my Diana f+. Diana 35mm body back wasn’t my first decision. I found a video from Youtube about how-to use 35mm film in Diana/Holga camera, and somehow I managed it.

I only did one mistake : I closed the film counter with carton paper, instead of duct tape and aluminium foil.

And what happened next was a big surprise.

Pretty, stunning, colorful results came through the light leak. What more can i say? Those pictures speak about themselves with such amazing bursts of colors.

The excitement led me to another try.

Now tell me, aren’t you tempted already to try? ;)

written by exotrisc on 2011-01-10 #gear #tutorials #art #diy #35mm #light-leak #tipster #diana #diana-f #camera-modification


  1. sondyy
    sondyy ·


  2. maymosciaro
  3. exotrisc
    exotrisc ·

    @maymosciaro: oh nice! Well, it's not like i did this one on purpose at first.. :D but it was fun to know that i can play this light leak game with my diana :)

  4. yattering
    yattering ·

    I don't get it well.
    Can you show me how closed the film counter? Any photos?

  5. phil2k90
    phil2k90 ·

    Fantastic! I did this too the first time - I thought cereal box stuck down with masking tape would suffice... Look what came out:…

  6. exotrisc
    exotrisc ·

    @Yattering: Sure, i can help you. :) Maybe through email or this? Actually i just covered the film counter with hard paper (like cereal box) and taped it. I'll put the pic soon! :D

    Whoa! Nice! You did it well, mine were totally leaked probably because the weather here is so freaking hot. :D

  7. boogie
    boogie ·

    yeah i want to learn how to do this as well

  8. itsdebraanne
  9. chris-carnage
    chris-carnage ·

    yes, yes i am interested in trying this :P but i'm to lazy to load 35mm into the main camera. i'll stick to the other back :P

  10. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    nice!! :D

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