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What should I remember before taking a picture with my Diana Mini camera?

Before you take a photo with your Diana Mini camera, here are the things you must remember:


  • Set focus distance. Choose from 0.6m, 1-2m, 2-4m and infinity by turning the lens 7 clockwise and anticlockwise and matching the marker to the desired focus distance.
  • Set the aperture. Depending on the weather switch the aperture 8 to either sunny (F/11) or cloudy (F/8).
  • Select shutter mode. Make sure the shutter switch 9 is set to the correct position. For daytime shots position the switch to ‘N’. For long exposures or nighttime shots select ‘B’.
  • Choose the frame format. Slide the frame switch 10 to either rectangular half-frames (72 photos on one roll) or square (36 photos on one roll). If the switch doesn’t move don’t force it. Take a photo with the lens covered and then you will be able to change frame mode.

You can also watch the video on the things you should remember before taking a picture with the Diana Mini camera:.

How to use the Diana Mini (Demo video) #2 from Lomography on Vimeo.