Of course the first thing I did with this beautiful SLR camera was toss my Diana F+ lens on it and shot this roll. It’s certainly takes a lot more patience trying to get the focus right than it would with the Canon’s built in autofocus, but I’m damn excited about the end result. The plastic lens gives a great “dreamy” look to everything. If you are thinking about getting a Lomography lens adapter (or Holga adapter), I should warn you that the end results are not what you might expect. This article sums up how these lenses basically become telephotos… Making close ups a bit difficult. More of my Adventures in Analog here.
Journey Into Analog 8: Lomo’s Diana lens on an SLR
Though the price of film hasn’t dropped, you can get film cameras for practically nothing if you look around a bit. I recently scored a fantastic Canon Rebel EOS SII for 80 bucks last week on Craigslist… the lens was probably worth more than the camera was.
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4 responses to “Journey Into Analog 8: Lomo’s Diana lens on an SLR”
Good stuff, Doc. I really like the feel here. The last one with the cyclist and the person standing against the wall especially.
Thanks so much for the feedback… especially for taking the time to comment on each of these posts too. You, Troy, Travis, and Brandon have been so helpful!
Love how the photos came out! Can definitely see a hint of Diana in these shots 😉
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