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Dating back to the early 1960's, the all-plastic Diana camera is a cult legend -famous for its its dreamy, radiant, and lo-fi images. The brand new Diana+ is a faithful reproduction and a loving homage to the classic Diana - with a few new features tossed in.
Its plastic lens, 2 shutter settings (daylight & "B"), 3 aperture settings, and manual focus are all hallmarks of the original Diana.
But on top of that, the Diana+ offers a removable lens and super-small aperture for pinhole images, two image formats (12 or 16 square shots on a standard 120 roll), an endless panorama feature that allows for unlimited and nearly seamless panoramic shots, and both a standard tripod thread & shutter lock for easy shake-free long exposures.
Each package includes the beautiful "Diana Vignettes" book - packed with over 200 pages of Diana history, Diana+ images, and truly off-the-wall short stories. Uses all varieties of medium format 120 film.
The Big Picture (Forget All About It) Seriously, just put it all out of your mind. We'll no longer look for the big picture, and there will be no more getting an overview or stepping back to take it all in. All of these concepts imply an abrupt halt to activity - a conscious pause of your natural drive and instincts.
As we say day in and day out: Be fast. Who's got the time to consider the implications when close to a million tremendous potential photos are streaming right past your nose? No Diana owner worth their chops would spend one iota of energy on the big picture when there are so many crucial elements to focus on.
To hold, point, and shoot a Diana camera implies a conscious decision to relinquish control. To concentrate your creative powers on capturing the moment and telling a story rather than fiddling with a bunch of knobs and levers. A blurry-soft and dreamy-toned Diana image is more an interpretation of reality than a correct representation of it.
In a way, it's somehow more accurate to compare the Diana to an oily vintage typewriter than to a megapixel machine of today. With each click of the shutter, a moment is captured in a unique and fairly unpredictable way and a small narrative begins to reveal itself.
As the viewer, you're invited to read into it and interpret it in in your own way. On top of that, you can count yourself as an individual note inthe Diana's illustrious history - which dates back to the better part of 40 years.
As a cult artistic tool of avant-garde and lo-fi photographers, the Diana was a rousing success! They loved its soft & dreamy images, super-saturated colors, unpredictable blurring, and random contrast. Diana shots are raw & gritty, with a character all their own. They simply cannot be duplicated by any other camera on Earth!
I love this camera! I haven't gotten any of the film developed yet because it is rather difficult to find a place that will develop 120 film. However, the camera is loads of fun to play with. It's a blast experimenting with all the different stuff that comes in this kit! Bottom line: even if the photos stink, I had fun!
This was a gift to my daughter who just graduated with a master's degree in photography. She was very pleased with this camera and it added to her collection. She was excited about the unique effects she could achieve with it and plans to use it while teaching at the high school level.She also uses it with her own portfolio. [...] No complaints!
I don't understand why the camera shoots such small images onto the film which bleed into the edge on one side and wastes 1/4 inch on the other. Other than this it works quite well.
I love this camera!I am having a great time using all the lenses and accessories. It's a fun camera to have. Great kit
I'm using this camera just for fun in a different format. It is very easy to use and the extra materials included are worthy. The instruction manual is not that great so you will need to research in the web to get the most of it. Be careful when you tried to remove the lens for the pinhole feature, it is very tricky: remember - pressure and then twist.
Open up your creativity.
I wanted to shoot some 120, and this camera let me do that. The image quality isn't always sharp, there may be light leaks, vignetting. But that's to be expected with a <50$ camera. It is a lot of fun and I can't wait to shoot more on this plastic camera.
The pro's and con's of this camera have to be measured on a different scale in regards to the ultimate print. This is not a tool for a control freak. For those individuals seeking a more elusive palate that is less than predictable, it can be indespensible. Durability, is questionable. It doesn't pretend to be, so it owners treating it accordingly, should get their moneys worth. A truly fun and quirky tool for anyone with an imaginatiion
this camera makes fun pictures, it's a great addition to my digital camera and an SLR film camera - i wish it was constructed from heavier materials, it's plastic and has a toy-ish feel - other than that it's a great experimental camera!
Great for the intended purpose. If you don't know what a Diana is don't buy one. It's simple and inexpensive and takes sub-par photos exactly what it's intended for.