Little Big Thing - the Diana Flashplug


The small blue all-purpose “thing” came to us as a Valentine’s gift in the Diana Mini “LOVE IS IN THE AIR” edition.

10 grams. Approx. 3.9 cm long, 2 cm wide, and 2.3 cm high.

It is one of the smallest and most useful utensils that we have in our photo-repertoire. When my wife unpacked her Valentine’s present (the small blue-white-with-clouds Diana Mini Valentines Edition), we noticed this little thing in our hands.

“Hmm what’s this?”

“It’s a hotshoe adapter so you can use your new flash on our other cameras.”


Well, our first encounter with it went something like that. The next day, I checked to see what other camera’s flash shoes it would work with​​.

It functions on the Rollei XF 35.

Also on the Canon AE-1.

It also fits on my Smena SL, but I’ve not yet been able to trigger it.

If you don’t already have the Diana+ Flash Adaptor, get yourself one.Absolutely! It will bring you more freedom, more creativity (the color flash!) and more style. Use the Diana Flash on your other cameras.


P.P.S.: It also functions on my EOS 50D ;-)

written by caroni on 2011-05-30 #gear #review #hotshoe #lomography #user-review #splash-color-flash

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  1. courtneygawthorp8193
    courtneygawthorp8193 ·

    I got the Diana F+ Deluxe Kit for my graduation gift & then my bf surprised me with the Canon Lens Adaptor for the Diana lenses. I use that flash and lenses on other cameras and it's the most amazing investment ever. <3

  2. hotaru
    hotaru ·

    I recently got a Lumix LX5 (my first ever digital camera). The Diana Flash fits the hotshoe but doesn't fire when I shoot. Am I doing something wrong?

  3. veato
    veato ·

    The item linked to enables a standard hot shoe flash to work on the Diana if I'm not mistaken whereas the article is the adapter that works the other way around.

    Anyway... I've just order an adapter so I can use my Metz flash on my Diana Mini. Can't wait to get it.

  4. lee07
    lee07 ·

    Hi! I would suggest against using any analogue flash (like the Diana F+ flash, Colorsplash flash, Ringflash) with the hotshoe of your digital cameras. if i'm not mistaken, the voltage is different and it might just mess up your hotshoe/camera :) Maybe you should try using it handheld instead!

  5. niceaddress
    niceaddress ·

    is this ok to use with digital cameras? when i looked into it before someone suggested buying something else to sit inbetween because of potential variations in voltage. i would love to use the diana flash with my lumix but have been a bit scared to since then. if anyone can shed any light on this it would be amazing for all of us!

  6. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Hi everyone, I agree with @lee07, please refer to this link too… Thanks!

  7. woosang
    woosang ·

    @hotaru & @ caroni to fire your flashes you need the pc adapter. I wrote an article on it found on my homepage :-) you are not doing anything wrong

  8. woosang
    woosang ·

    Oh and avoid digital cameras. As stated above.

  9. woosang
    woosang ·

    Here is a PC adapter.. This will allow you to fire the flash from your Smena…

  10. sofialucifera
    sofialucifera ·

    Nice article. Only found it today. What settings do you choose on the Canon AE1 to shoot with the flash? I have a Canon A1 and I think I should set the shutter speed to 1/60, but what about the aperture? Would love to know =)

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