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Diana Baby 110

 
  • “How many shots can I take with a 110 film cartridge?”
  • A single 110 film cartridge has 24 exposures. Make sure that you have enough stock – get your Lomography 110 Film from the Shop!
  • “How do I insert a 110 film roll?”
  • If the Storage Back is installed on your Diana Baby 110 camera, slide the Back Lock at the bottom and detach it.
  • Take your Film Transportation Back and flip over the Transparent Pressure Plate clockwise until you see the film chamber completely open.
  • Insert your 110 film cartridge by sliding it in horizontally.
  • Flip back the Transparent Pressure Plate and lock it in place.
  • Install the Film Transportation Back by sliding it in from the back side of the camera and ensure it locks in place.
  • Turn the Film Advancing Wheel until it stops; when you reach the first film frame you’re ready to shoot.
 
  • “How do I take photos with the Diana Baby 110?”
  • After loading your 110 film and adjusting the camera’s settings, it’s time to start shooting:
  • To take pictures just press the shutter all the way down. It's easy!
  • Turn the advancing wheel clockwise until it stops - it’s now time to shoot your next shot
 
  • “How do I set the shutter speed?”
  • Before shooting with the Diana Baby 110, setting the shutter speed ensures best results. Here’s how to do it:
  • At the bottom of your Diana Baby 110 you will see a N/B switch; you may switch between N and B mode by switching left and right,
  • Use the N mode when you are shooting in sunny conditions. N stands for "Normal, 1/100 second".
  • Use the B mode when you are shooting indoors or in low-light situations. B stands for "Bulb Shutter" and in this mode the shutter stays open as long as you press the shutter button.
 
  • “How do I change the lens of my Diana Baby 110?”
  • Simply hold the lens firmly and make a small anti-clockwise twist from the lower white dot to upper white dot on the side. This releases the lens.
  • To attach a lens, just repeat the process in reverse. Place the lens white dot aligned with the upper white dot on the camera and then twist clockwise until you reach the lower white dot. This attaches the lens to the camera body.
 
  • “Can I switch lenses halfway through a roll?”
  • Yes! One of the cool things about the Diana Baby is that you can shoot 1 photo with the 24mm lens and then swap to the 12mm wide-angle lens for the next photo. If you’d like to switch lenses whilst using the same film cartridge, just make sure the shutter is on the ‘N’ (Normal’) setting; this ensures that no light will get to the film whilst you are changing the lens.
  • "How Do I Use The Viewfinder?"
  • Looking through the Diana Baby 110 viewfinder, you will see a square frame inside. When shooting with the 24mm lens, use the small square frame inside the viewfinder as a reference. When shooting with the 12mm wide-angle lens, use the whole view-finding area as a reference.
  • “How do I attach a flash to my Diana Baby 110?”
  • To attach a flash to your Diana Baby 110, you will need to attach a PC Flash Adaptor to the PC flash connector. You can then use flashes such as the Diana F+ Flash or the Colorsplash Flash and shoot away.
  • “Can I switch films halfway through one roll?”
  • Say you are shooting a roll of Orca 110 B&W Film and halfway through the cartridge you decide that you’d like to shoot some photos with Color Tiger 110 Film. It’s perfectly possible to switch between film cartridges in this way. The only trick to remember is to do it at night, in a dark bag or in a darkened room. This is because, if you swap film cartridges in light, you’ll lose one photo on the film you take off because the shot will be over-exposed; change rolls in the dark and you won’t lose a photo in this way.
 
  • “How do I take multiple exposures with the Diana Baby 110?”
  • To shoot a multiple exposure with your Diana Baby, first shoot 1 photo but do not advance. Then shoot your second, third, fourth photos. Congratulations, you’ve just made a multiple exposure! Now you can advance for another photo!
  • “How do I take long exposures with the Diana Baby 110?”
  • To shoot a long exposure with the Diana Baby 110, set the N/B switch in front of the viewfinder to ‘B’ and click the shutter button – Keep it clicked for 3-5 seconds or more (the longer you hold down the shutter button, the longer your photo will be exposed to light). Once you release the button, just advance for another photo in the usual way.
 
  • “Does the size of 110 film affect its quality?”
  • Generally, this doesn’t just depend on the film, but also on the camera you use, laboratory conditions and processing. Having said that, film production has evolved a lot since the launch of the original 110 Pocket films and new 110 films such as the Lomography Orca, use equally fine film materials as other larger format films. Therefore, you shouldn’t be able to notice any difference in quality at all.
  • “Where can I develop 110 film?”
  • Most photo labs, supermarkets and retail stores are equipped to handle 110 film in the same way they do 35mm film. The first time you show up with one might be a little of a surprise; since they probably haven’t seen one in such a long time, but all you have to do is insist a little and all should be fine and dandy. In the slim eventuality that your lab is not able to develop 110 format, they can usually suggest another lab nearby which can. Find 110 PhotoLabs Near You
 
  • “How do I Scan 110 film?”
  • The easiest way to scan 110 Film a pair of gloves and the 35 mm DigitaLIZA! It’s really convenient to load 110 Film into the 35mm Digitaliza Scanning Mask. All you need to do after every scan is to move the film to the next frames. The great thing is that no cutting is necessary - just remember to wear gloves since there is not much free space on the side!If you have loads to scan, then scan two strips at once! Choose the scanning area manually in your scanning program for every frame to get the best result! It’s obviously also possible to scan without a scanning mask, but the DigitaLIZA makes the whole process a whole lot easier!
 

Troubleshooting

  • Q: I got my developed film back but it's blank!
  • A: It looks like you may have forgotten to remove the lens cap before shooting!
  • Q: I got my film back but many of the photos are very dark.
  • A: Set your camera to "B mode" or use a flash when you’re shooting indoors or in low-light situations.
  • Q: I took some photos and it worked well but now the advancing wheel won’t stop anymore!
  • A: You’ve most likely reached the end of your film! Check if there is a frame indicator on the film and replace it with a fresh film if necessary.
  • Q: I finished my roll and I don't know how to rewind the film!
  • A: No need to worry, 110 film doesn't require rewinding at the end of the roll. You can simply take out the film for developing.
 

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If you have any further questions check out the FAQ page or get in touch with the Lomography Customer Service Team. We’d be happy to help!