Lomography Introduces the Diana Mini: Half-Frame & Square Format on 35mm! It’s a first!

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It's finally here - The Diana Mini! After a long wait, everyone's favourite cult classic, fantastic plastic cameras is now available and pocket-sized. Read on to check the Diana Mini's crazy new features and reinventions!

Diana Mini: The Little Camera Destined for Greater Things!

  • More than a miniature Diana F+
  • Half Frame & Square Format, and more!
  • Shoot forever, 72 shots on the roll!

New Experience!

More than just a miniature Diana F+

The Diana Mini has big shoes to fill being the little sister of the classic beauty Diana F+. Luckily the “Mini” was born a star in her own right. Super sweet, the Diana Mini has got plenty of style and features to the nines. With the flick of a little switch you can move from the retro square format to the amazing Half-Frame, giving you the ability to Shoot Forever, packing 72 shots onto one 35mm film! Her handy-dandy size and limitless creative potential is a revolution in analogue photography.

Shop for the Diana Mini
Visit the Diana Mini Microsite

One Switch – Two Formats!

Couldn’t be handier, she is pocket sized and portable.

Half-frame format (72 shots)

Shoot square format (36 shots)

Shoot multiple and long exposures

Package includes ‘Diana Mini Shoot Forever’ book

Shoot Forever

Diana Mini Missions & Half-Frame Stories

Half-Frame photography allows you to take two individual pictures side-by-side and one after another on the same 35mm frame! Our mission to you is to get as creative as possible with this exciting feature and show us what kind of instant stories you can create in Half-Frame! Snap polar opposites like a cowboy and punk, or before and after shots of caterpillar to butterfly. Maybe create a drama with the image of a pair of bare feet next to the image of broken high heels. Who knows, the potential is only limited to your imagination. You can try to plan these but we fully recommend that you kick back and just shoot like crazy. This way you will have instant, unpredictable Half-Frame Stories to entertain you on the way back from the lab and to share with us on www.lomography.com!

Shooting Some Beautiful Strangers

Hanging Out with the Diana Mini

Mini Stalker

Shout and Shoot

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written by kazarareta on 2009-08-19 in #news #half-frame #launch #miniature #diana #diana-mini #square-shots #35mm

50 Comments

  1. abcdefuck
    abcdefuck ·

    woaaaa. =D

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

  3. lomat
    lomat ·

    yay!!! a must have!!!!!!!!!

  4. magdalenagabriela
    magdalenagabriela ·

    you're mine! you're so much mine!!!

  5. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Awesome camera, just not sure why it costs more than the Diana F+ if you get it with the flash. Good thing for piggies.

  6. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Couldn't wait any longer. I have one on order. A bit disappointed that it might not be able to do pinholes, but all the other features make this a must have.

  7. iaki
    iaki ·

    i want it!

  8. 7samurai
    7samurai ·

    ;)

  9. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    mini here I come!

  10. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    YOU'RE SO GONNA BE MINE!!!

  11. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Am I supposing right if I say that there might be some special editions of this little thing coming soon or later? Would be cool to know before rushing on this model... Thanks!

  12. style_slicker
    style_slicker ·

    I want!!!!

  13. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wooooowww.. my diana mini mission is here "Shooting Some Beautiful Strangers" ... thanks LSI! now i thinking about buying one :)))

  14. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    *i'm thinking not i thinking

    mistake mistake mistake ;p

  15. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    is it compatible with the diana lens such as fisheye lens? i'm curious... ;p

  16. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I gotta say it's a welcome upgrade from the Lomo Meccano. Wish the Diana lenses were compatable, but that would be hard to do. Guess you can just hold them in front and experiment.

  17. jeepeng
    jeepeng ·

    SWEET!!!

  18. ivoryocean
    ivoryocean ·

    YAY!

  19. riki_87
    riki_87 ·

    nice very nice!!

  20. willomo
  21. makny
    makny ·

    awesome!!! can't wait to get one on my hands!!!

  22. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    can u shoot regularly and switch to half frames on the same roll?

  23. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    Oh, she's so cute. Sadly the prize isn't mini at all... :-(

  24. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    Oh I got it wrong, Actually the prize is ok.

  25. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    @cinzinc indeed you can... greatest half-frame camera ever.

  26. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! :))))))))))))))))

  27. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    Naturally it doesn't come with a flash.. arggg at you LOMO. Is the regular Diana flash compatible or do I have to start this flash bs all over again?

  28. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    ok ok it's compatible but still a huge pain in the ass

  29. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    little cutie! :)
    it is just a little bigger than the Diana F+ flash.
    looks more like a toy than a real camera.

  30. graefin
    graefin ·

    @ouroborosx: you can use the switch on the back while there's a film inside? mhh didn't work so far :) but maybe it's just because I haven't used the switch often by now.

  31. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Wow - half frame and full frame on the same roll. Now I don't have to spend hours on ebay drooling over the old Konica Auto-Reflexes that come up and always cost a bundle (and weigh a ton). I'd love to know how well it works - and what the neg looks like when you're switching between formats......

  32. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    @graefin you can! you just have to make sure that the shutter isn't cocked! take photo, switch format, then wind.

  33. golfpunkgirl
    golfpunkgirl ·

    finally :) hurrah!

  34. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    lovely : )

  35. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i need one! now!

  36. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    that's me in black and white~!:D

  37. blancarleal
    blancarleal ·

    I want to prove it!!!!
    SHOT, SHOT, SHOOOOOOT!!!!!

  38. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    coolness! i want one too.

  39. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    yay. nice.

  40. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    gotta hand it ! gotta just love this to bits :)

  41. lomollete
    lomollete ·

    This might be a stupid question but can you double expose?

  42. chaweemek
    chaweemek ·

    36 shots for sqare format? the same amount as 24*36mm.?
    something doesn't right here.

    normally a 35mm. sqare format camera (for example, tenax or taxona) can shoot up 50 shots per roll because each shot take area on film lesser than a full-frame camera, therefore less film advance for each shot.

    If this info is correct. Is this the camera will produce a large unexpose space between each shot?

  43. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    the camera has stops for square format and stops for half frame format... each square shot's stop is a full 36mm frame advance, leaving blank space on the roll between shots... this is necessary for film labs to be able to process the film in their machines... BUT, if you are someone who scans their own negatives, you can advance the film as much or as little as you want from frame to frame... you won't be following the stops, but if you get good at it, you won't need them... then you can get more shots on your frame and scan your own negative... so you have the option! :)

  44. inter-galactic
    inter-galactic ·

    Ah this is a must!

  45. chaweemek
    chaweemek ·

    Oh, I see. Thank you for the info ouroborosx :)

  46. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    @adi_totp: It is not compatible with Diana+ lenses.

    @mandashitely: You can also buy the Diana F+ Flash adapter which is much less expensive than a Diana F+ Flash and allows you to use any standard hot shoe flash.

    @graefin: You can switch at any time, but if you switch after you have wound, you could end up with overlapping pictures - not necessarily a bad thing. Also, as soon as you switch in the middle of a roll you're pretty much committing to scan the negatives yourself or take it to a pro shop that knows what they're doing.

    @kvboyle: The format switch does two things. It moves some shutters that make the opening the right size for either half frame or square format. Just think of those shutters in the phony panoramic cameras that chop off the top and the bottom of the picture, but these are upright. The switch also changes how much the film advance wheel will move the film before it stops on the next frame. Using the switch in the middle of the roll will mess with the spacing between frames.

    @alexandrak: Turning the film advance doesn't cock the shutter. The shutter is always ready to fire.

    @lomollete: You can easily multiple-expose. The shutter release button cocks and releases the shutter in one motion and you can use it at any time. Just press the shutter release and the shutter will fire.

  47. outshined_me
    outshined_me ·

    @ gvelasco..i can't log on my yaho... hi gabriel...from what site did u get the flash adapter for diana?, i decided to buy the colorsplash flash plus the adapter for my diana mini. yet having a hard time to find a adapter. i wonder if they deliver here, in the Philippines.

  48. bongo_biene
    bongo_biene ·

    i love my little one

  49. souadmassi
    souadmassi ·

    I would like to know whether there are any specified shutter cable and kit for "Diana Mini"?
    Coz it seems the Dimensions of Diana Mini and Diana F+ are so varid...

  50. castronaut_
    castronaut_ ·

    I used my first roll and when I went to check up on my Diana Mini, I noticed that my switch where you can choose to shoot with half frame or square frame format was broken! Something was jamming it and stopping me from moving the switch. Any help? :(

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