Quick and Easy Reds


If you love redscale but find it tough to make your own or wait for your next LSI shipment then try this quick and easy way to get redscale.

So sometimes I really am clueless and miss the most simple ideas for years and years. This trick is so easy I feel like an idiot only having just realized it. So I like to put 35mm in my diana and I don’t always feel like putting a 35mm adaptor in. I also like to make my own redscale. Nothing against the lomo redscale which is awesome but when you make your own you can choose from so many different options. You can redscale slide or 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 speed, whatever you want.

Problem is that it is kind of tricky to put the film in a lightproof bag, with scissors and tape and to do the flip and tape in the bag without being able to see what you are doing. Well problem solved. I now just take the 35mm film in canister, place it upside down in the back of Diana, pull the lead and tape the film to the spool on the other side. I place the Diana back (with black electrical tape over the red dot on the back of course) onto the camera and then just shoot away. So everything works just how it would if you had the film canister in “the right way”.

written by kylethefrench on 2011-03-10 #gear #tutorials #red #film #tape #tipster #easy #diana #quick #quickie-tipster #scale


  1. xxxanderrr
    xxxanderrr ·

    So let me get this straight.. everytime you wanted redscale pics, you would take film out of the canister completely, cut it, flip it and put it back in the canister??? O_O
    how many times did you do this, before it occurred to you to simply flip the canister? o_O

  2. nural
    nural ·

    lol I feel like an idiot!!! I wasted many rolls trying to flip the film, only to roll it back in a wrong way so it gets stuck in the camera :(( clever idea!

  3. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    Yes well with most of my cameras it doesn't work to flip the canister. Like this would never work with the Lca for example so I never thought I could do it.

  4. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    This really is a simple, wonderful, brilliant idea!

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    I've never redscaled, but I was convinced this was the way... But your comment makes things clear, a flipped canister wouldn't enter any cam... : )

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Apparently a previous tipster (don't remember who wrote it, sorry) said that it is possible to flip the canister reverseway in the Sprocket Rocket as well... :)

  7. boogieroxx
    boogieroxx ·

    This tip is in “The World Through A Plastic Lens” - Holga Book

  8. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    Omg I have that holga book too. I never read the whole thing. I could have been doing this for years, I'm clueless

  9. boogieroxx
    boogieroxx ·

    lol reading is good for you!

  10. roundthings
    roundthings ·

    Handy tip! So I guess this works the Holgas too, since it was in the book. :D

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