Pinhole Diana+


My very first pinhole, was a Diana camera. Not the vintage one, but the new Lomo release, the Diana+. This cam has something special: first, it’s a Diana, second it’s a pinhole: you can remove the lens, and take pics!

How does the magic work ?

Well, in fact, you don’t really need a lens to take pics : a little hole – a pinhole – is enough!

Of course, the aperture of the Diana+ pinhole is f 1/138, and with this you won’t catch a Ferrari or a running horse !

But try landscapes with water: the waves of the sea, waterfalls, rivers… The result will be magical.

Of course your pics will be better if you use a tripod, because in full sunny light, with a 50 iso film, you’ll have to expose your film for about 1 sec, which is a low speed.
In the afternoon, a speed of 2-4 sec is fine for the water.

If you like blur, you can even use the Diana pinhole without any tripod !

written by azurblue on 2008-11-26 #gear #review #pinhole-diana-stenope-blur-long-speed-effects-time-120-medium-format


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  1. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    I love the pictures of the sea.

  2. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore · all your shots. I have used my diana+ pinhole a bit...but after seeing your shots, I have to go out and shoot alot more pinholes. ;-)

  3. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thank you stinketier and tracyvmoore for you kind compliments !

    Well, Tracy, I'm sure you'll make wondefull shots with the pinhole ! Send me a photo mail when they are done !

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    the gallery is great!

  5. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thank you mephisto19 !

  6. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    Amazing pictures, especially those with the waves.
    I looove my Diana+ for its pinhole

  7. nural
    nural ·

    Wow, I guess I was exposing the film too much, thats why the pinhole never worked, thanks :)

  8. olen
    olen ·

    what's the difference of a pinhole to a normal shot picturewise?

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