The Diana+ 38mm Super-Wide Lens is how I see the world! Everyone has their perfect focal length — you know, that camera vision that matches your own? Well 38mm on the Diana+ is mine.
While the standard 75mm plastic fantastic makes dreamy results, I see the world just a little bit wider. The Diana+ 38mm Accessory Lens for Diana+ fits my view of things. It’s sharp enough in the center, dreamy around the edges, and takes in just enough view in front of the camera to feel like I’m standing there looking at the scene.
Unlike the even wider Diana+ 20mm Fisheye Lens, the 38mm is wide without being obviously distorted around the edges. Just the right focal length for full length portraits.
Or capturing something on the ground right in front of your feet.
The construction is solid for a plastic lens. The focus mechanism has a little smoother resistance to it than the original 75mm lens, and you grab the outside ring rather than a center dial. A definite improvement in my book.
If you want careful composition, the included viewfinder gives a realistic approximation of the 38mm field of view. The sun flare is quite nice, too.
And when you don’t want to waste time — it’s perfect for those on-the-fly hip shots, as most everything in front of the camera will be on the final image.
Perhaps my favorite way to use the 38mm lens is as a closeup portrait lens.
So to see the world in a more “normal” perspective, the 38mm Super-Wide lens is THE accessory for my Diana F+! It rarely comes off my camera.
The classic super-wide perspective is a favourite of street photographers and photojournalists the world over. Make your images scream with detail and get the distinct Diana+ look of vignetting and dreaminess with the Diana+ 38mm Super-Wide Angle Lens! Don’t wait – get your own Diana+ lenses in our Shop now.
The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our “Online Shop”: http://shop.lomography.com/cameras/diana-f-cameras/diana-f-cameras.
written by russheath on 2011-07-23 #gear #review #wide-angle-lens #wide #super-wide #lomography #diana #38mm-lens #diana-wide-angle #diana-super-wide-38mm-lens #user-review #requested #diana-accessory