Have an easier time finding film and development services with a medium format camera! Just get the 35mm Back for your camera!
In December 2010, I walked into an Urban Outfitters store while my cousin shopped for clothes and found these amazing toy cameras — Lomography cameras. I was intrigued by the photos shown on the packaging. They were like nothing I’d ever seen before; I’d certainly never been able to achieve these effects with my digital camera! I went home, sat before my computer, browsed more photos, and by the end of January 2011 I had my Diana F+ Deluxe Kit.
The kit came with the Diana+ 35mm Back and I’m so glad it did. Though I recently picked up a box of Lomography Black & White 100 120 film, I’ve never had the resources to use the Diana as a medium format camera. The only film I have access to is 35mm color negative film!
So, for people who wish they could convert the amazing, dreamy, lovely Diana into a 35mm format camera, this back is a lifesaver!
It was super easy to attach to the camera. Very similar to attaching the 120 back on, you just remove a couple of plastic pieces (Carefully! You don’t want to break them if you want to still use your Diana as a 120mm camera!), attach the back, choose the format you want your photos in, load the film, and shoot!
By format I mean the fact that you can choose whether or not you want sprockets in your photos and if you want the photos taken square or rectangular. Very cool way to add special effects to your photos, though be weary of ignorant photolabs who might cut out your “errors!”
One thing to note though is that your Diana is a medium format camera, meaning that what you see through that viewfinder is NOT going to match up to what shows up on film when you use the 35mm back. But that’s half the fun. You never know what exactly you captured. And some of my most amazing photos happen this way:
So to any Diana lover, I totally recommend this! It’ll save you time, money, and add more versatility to your beloved medium format camera. Film is easier and cheaper to find, which means more shooting opportunity!