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Of Diana + Lenses

A friend of mine on flicker sent me a message, quite concerned that she had stuffed up her Diana + camera by putting on one of it’s accessory lenses the wrong way. She had put her fisheye lens on without aligning the white dots and was also finding it quite stiff when trying to remove the lens. She eventually did remove the lens, but it must have been a bit fragile as it fell into a few pieces.
Normally putting accessory lenses onto a Diana + camera just involves getting the lens in the right position and giving a clockwise turn to secure it. You do the reverse to remove the lens. On initial usage the lens can be quite firmly engaged and you do need to use a bit of a firm twist to remove it, but this action usually loosens up a bit with repeated use and time. If you mis-align the lens, it won’t break your camera, but you will find the distance settings aren’t positioned where you expect them on the barrel. The alignment dots are for ergonomic reasons more than anything, so you can get to the distance adjustments easily.

Dealing with Diana + Lenses from artpunk on Vimeo.


  1. beckyNo Gravatar wrote:

    FAME! thanks for the video, really appreciate your help. i’ve been in touch with lomo and they’ve said that they’ll exchange it for a new one… i think my camera is just really stiff – even getting the normal lens on and off is a bit of a trauma. guess i’ll get used to it! thanks for your help!! b

    Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 17:24 | Permalink
  2. lomotobyNo Gravatar wrote:

    everyone have problems with the diana lenses being too hard to mount and unmount. i had the right opposite problem (too loose lenses. when i change the distance the lens comes away) from the firs time i switched into the fisheye. can you tell me how can i tight the lock a bit?
    nice work

    Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 04:35 | Permalink

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