The Diana Flash. Its form is inspired by the original 1960s bulb flash.
For a simple electronic flash with a low guide number it's quite
expensive, but handy because it matches the cameras style and its
unusual flash socket. It is much cheaper in a bundle with the camera.
The flash can be bought with useful accessories: a Diana socket that
can attach the Diana flash to any camera with a hot shoe and socket
that matches the Diana socket and gives you a hot shoe so that you can
attach any hot shoe flash to your Diana. Takes one AA battery. Flash guide
number only ~15 (m/ISO 100).
Rear view. Control light on. Distance indicator on the housing. As the
lowest F-stop is F8, with a guide number of 15 you can only shoot as
far as 2m on 100 ISO film.
Cable release collar, cable release and instructions sheet.
Collar and cable attached. The device slides onto the lens barrel.
The movement of the cable pushes the arm that trips the shutter release.
The 35mm back, 4 frame masks and the instructions sheet.
The back open.
4 masks are clearly marked. A panoramic format 24x48, a panoramic
format 33x48 that also exposes the sprocket area, the standard format
24x36 and a sqare format 33x34 that also exposes the sprocket area.
you can attach the back, you have to get the roll pegs off the body.
The easiest way is to push the left one of the notches from the inside
and then unhook the rest.
back attached. The lever near the top sets the counter according to te
format mask (panoramic or standard). Do not forget this. There is a
film type window and a reminder for the format masks.
from the bottom. Film rewind lever, back attachment lever and film
advance coupling which has to be retracted before rewinding the film.
Back open with 24x36 mask installed.
I made tests on 35mm film with all the lenses. Please refer to the lens page. This is the result with the 75mm standard lens:
75mm standard on 35mm film, F8, 1/60s, good sharpness.
The Splitzer and the instructions sheet.
With the Splitzer you can expose a part of the image first...
...and then the second part.
Even image quarters are possible or lesser parts if you want. The
Diana system lets you play with a lot of photographic possibilities.
Just let your imagination run free, the basic features are there.