“Damn it, Jim, I’m a Lomographer not a Mechanic!”
Attempt at levity aside I’m sad because the Diana Mini I won in the RipCurl Contest #2 died after only the first roll.
I took one roll with the Diana Mini, and while I didn’t hold still enough, I was very pleased. So I loaded her up with a second roll of film and hit the streets. I was extremely careful while shooting my second roll of film. I know it is only made of plastic; even so I treat all my cameras with care.
After shooting the second roll I rewound the film and opened her up to get the film out. That is when I noticed the shutter was wide open. Stunned I check Bulb mode and then tried to click the shutter a few times. It would wiggle slightly but wasn’t opening and closing — just staying mostly open.
I used the web page Contact Us form and didn’t get a reply from Lomography. So I also sent an email to the customer service email address yesterday. I hope that they contact me and are able to help.
I was so excited to have won the Mini then so depressed that it broke after that first roll.
UPDATE 7/Feb/2011: Got a return auth # from LSI and sent my beloved Diana to New York for some tlc repairs.
written by rav_bunneh on 2011-02-02