The Lomo Diana + Camera Slideshow
Slide Show The Lomo Diana+ Camera
-About the Lomo Diana+ camera
Ever look at a majestic classic car and wish that you could walk down to the dealership and pickup such a beauty brand new? Thats pretty much sums up our feelings when we came across the Diana. Who could resist the charms of its plastic body? How could you not absolutely love its lo-fi masterpiece photos? Something this beautiful, this classic, and this crucial to the world of analog photography shouldnt have suffered such an early demise. And since we had the means, the knowledge, and the opportunity to rebuild the Diana from the ground up (with a few extras tossed in) – the Lomo Diana+ was born in 2007. The Dianas original charms (radiant colour-dripping lens, soft-focus surprises, all-plastic body, dead-simple shutter) were expertly duplicated to provide the authentic look n feel of the original. On top of that, brand new Pinhole & Endless Panorama features were added into the mix – thereby paving the way for an entirely new class of Diana images and techniques!
Film format: 120
Size: 5” x 3.75” x 3” (12.5cm x 9.5cm x 7.6cm)
Variable shutter (daytime &’B’ for unlimited long exposures)
12-shot (5.2×5.2cm), 16-shot (4.2×4.2cm), and endless Panorama (4.6×4.6cm) formats
Removable lens for super-wide-angle pinhole shots.
Shutter & Aperture settings:
“Cloud” setting: f/11
“Partial Sun” setting: f/16
“Sun” setting: f/22
“Pinhole” setting: f/150
“N” shutter speed: 1/60
A Loving Recreation and Homage to the Original
Starting from scratch with an original 1960s Diana camera, we pulled apart every tiny nook, cranny, gear and wheel to rebuild it from the ground up. Every quirk and imperfection was duly noted and reconstructed yielding a lightweight beauty that handles and feels just like the original.
The Plastic Fantastic Diana Lens
The Diana’s original all-plastic lens has been duplicated with utmost love and care to ensure the same dreamy, gorgeous, colour-drenched, sometimes-blurry, and often-mindblowing results that Diana users have always treasured.
Two Shutter Speeds
Choose between “N” for normal daytime snapshots or B for unlimited indoor and nighttime exposures.
Two Image Sizes
For your pleasure, you can choose between the 12 full-frame shots (5.2×5.2cm), or 16 smaller square images – in the classic Diana format (4.2×4.2cm)!
Multiple and Partial Exposures
Like the Holga, you can advance the Diana+ as much or as little as you like after each shot – making multiple exposures, half-exposed frames, and stretched out crazy-long shots a snap.
Remove the lens, set the aperture to a super-small pinhole and shoot a super-wide-angle, severely old-school image through a tiny hole.
Shutter Lock and Tripod Thread
Sharp and solid long exposures (especially pinhole images) require a steady camera. To help you out, weve included a standard tripod thread on the bottom of your Diana+ and a small shutter lock that allows you to keep the shutter indefinitely without holding it down.
2 Year International Warranty
The Diana+ is covered against any manufacturer defects for a full 2 years from the date of purchase. This warranty is valid throughout the world.
-The Grand History of the Diana Camera
Back in the 1960s, a small firm in Hong Kong – The Great Wall Plastics Factory – created a dirt-cheap 120 camera called the “Diana”. Crafted entirely of plastic, each camera cost about a dollar. As a mainstream product, the Diana was pretty much a failure and was discontinued in the 1970s. But like any superstar cut down in their prime, the Dianas posthumous appeal skyrocketed. As a cult artistic tool of avant-garde and lo-fi photographers, it was a rousing success! They loved its soft & dreamy images, super-saturated colours, 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! In short order, the Diana rose to prominence as one of the most treasured and sought-after cult analog cameras from the late 70s onward.
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