Diana Mini - The Most Fun You Can Have With a Girl Named Diana!

4

It may look tiny, cute or like a toy camera that’ll squirt you in the face, but the Mini Diana has you all fooled! Take you sweet new camera out of the box, whack a film in, any film and away you go!

Snap your Diana Mini into half frame mode, pick your favourite spot and take your new lady out around town. The great thing about the Mini is the wide array of shots you can get from one setting! Half frame pictures are amazing, each half frame tells its own story, be it something you love captured twice side by side, or two completely opposite subjects spliced together forming a new magic image! One tip I have is, don’t worry about counting you’re shots so they go together.

Take as many different subjects to as you can and squeeze them into each half frame, if they don’t match who cares?? If they over lap, double expose or look frankly weird…all the better! That’s half (frame) the fun of this fantastic Mini, 72 shots per 35mm film, that’s more bang of you’re buck, oh yes! So don’t worry about shooting too much, go crazy, go mad, keep going till you can’ shoot no more and you have to go home because you miss you’re mom!

This new camera is the essence of Lomo! A small, gorgeous camera you can keep in a bag or pocket and get those shots you always miss. So hurrah for the new Diana Mini, queen of all are Lomo hearts!

written by lomat on 2009-09-14 in #reviews

4 Comments

  1. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    are you referring to princess diana in the title? like: she aint no fun, cuz shes dead.
    haha your funne!

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    I have a question about the half frames. My camera, when I have the half frame setting and I roll the film doesn't move 1/4 but 1/2 until it stops, just as the square setting. That means I cannot take 72 shots but only 36 square or half frame and the half frames are separated one from the other.. Do I do something wrong?

  3. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    great review...i really want one of these, but my bank balance is stopping me...i'm going to have to save up my piggies!

  4. deeseeohecks
    deeseeohecks ·

    Hey man I took photos of that old warehouse in digbeth too! I love looking through the letter box every time I walk past! You live in Digbeth too?

More Interesting Articles

  • Lomopedia: Pentax Espio Mini

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-20 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Pentax Espio Mini

    Don’t let the Pentax Espio Mini’s cutesy appearance fool you. Its coated glass lens boasts sharp images that can make any glass lens-wielding camera have a run for its money.

  • December 13th Advent Offer: Take Advantage of our Festive 3 For 2 Film Deals! (Online Code: 3FOR2HOLIDAYFILM)

    written by jacobs on 2014-12-13 in #news
    December 13th Advent Offer: Take Advantage of our Festive 3 For 2 Film Deals!  (Online Code: 3FOR2HOLIDAYFILM)

    Have you been waiting for a good time to load up on films for all your treasured analogue cameras? The time has come with our stunning Advent deal of the day! With our sweet film packs, we make it easy to cache away enough to last the fun and festive parties coming up. Start stashing now by heading over to our Online Shop!

  • How to Load Film Into the Diana Baby 110

    written by chooolss on 2014-09-14 in #lifestyle
    How to Load Film Into the Diana Baby 110

    It may be tiny, but the Diana Baby is just as capable as its bigger sisters Diana F+ and Mini. Take time to watch this short clip to find out how you can load a 110 cartridge into your pocket-sized shooter!

  • Shop News

    Recognizable Images of Petzval

    Recognizable Images of Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • LomoAmigo: Super Kawaii Asami Nobuoka Shoots with the Lomo'Instant

    written by ciscoswank on 2014-12-17 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Super Kawaii Asami Nobuoka Shoots with the Lomo'Instant

    Asami is a "Super Kawaii" a.k.a super cute, Instagramer who has 16,000 followers. She loves analogue cameras and she is totally in love with the Diana Mini. Check out her creative piece of instant shots taken with the Lomo'Instant.

  • Lomopedia: Minox 35 ML

    written by cheeo on 2014-06-16 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Minox 35 ML

    Hailing from a long line of small cameras that pack quite a punch, the Minox 35 ML can be a great addition to any film enthusiast’s collection. Don’t let its small package fool you. Read on to find out more about what the Minox 35 ML can do.

    1
  • She may be small but the Diana Mini packs a big punch!

    written by panchoballard on 2014-05-10 in #reviews
    She may be small but the Diana Mini packs a big punch!

    You might think that a camera as small and cute as the Diana Mini is a gimmick - just a little something to take on holidays for snaps. And though it's a fine camera for doing just that, there's more to it than just taking snaps! Take advantage of its versatile features and turn your camera into a creative powerhouse!

    1
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Lomography x Tatty Devine Rumble

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-12-05 in #competitions
    Lomography x Tatty Devine Rumble

    Lomography has teamed up with UK-based, fun and distinctive jewellery maker Tatty Devine to bring you an extra special sparkly Christmas rumble. You can win a bespoke name necklace in any colour you like and a Sprocket Rocket POP camera to match. Find out how to enter this fabulous rumble.

    8
  • Scare Us with Your Spookiest Petzval Halloween Photos Rumble

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-29 in #competitions
    Scare Us with Your Spookiest Petzval Halloween Photos Rumble

    Got scary ideas for Halloween? It's almost here and most of you are probably ready with the spookiest costumes ever! You can't let your spookiest best go by without capturing them, so load up those cameras, snap the terror away and turn it into Halloween fun. While you're at it, pick your best Petzval Halloween photos and join this rumble!

    2
  • My First Lomo Affair: Paula412 and her Diana Mini

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-05-22 in #lifestyle
    My First Lomo Affair: Paula412 and her Diana Mini

    Among many equally enticing choices, Paula picked the Diana Mini as her first Lomography camera because of its adorable size and cuteness. Although she now considers her trusty LC-A+ as her inseparable friend, she still misses having that distinct dreamy Diana Mini charm in her snapshots. Read on to find out more about Paula Gómez, or paula412 in our Community, and her First Lomo Affair with her Diana Mini!

    1
  • Shop News

    DIY Camera for Less!

    DIY Camera for Less!

    You can now have the Pinhole Art DIY 135 at 40% less! Start setting up your own camera, shoot in 35mm format and get those soft-focused wide-angled images.

  • Perfect Combination: Fuji Instax Mini Film and the Diana Instant Back

    written by dermanu on 2014-03-19 in #lifestyle
    Perfect Combination: Fuji Instax Mini Film and the Diana Instant Back

    Just recently I asked myself why I would want to write about a film like the Fuji Instax Mini, because usually this film is the only one available for Fuji Instax cameras. But then it hit me! It can be an alternative to many other instant films, since I can load almost any film into my Diana F+, other medium and 135 format cameras, and of course the Fuji Instax Mini.

  • Take a Look at the Five Stylish Years of the Diana Mini

    written by shhquiet on 2014-08-18 in #news
    Take a Look at the Five Stylish Years of the Diana Mini

    The Diana Mini is turning five years old this month! Through the years we have seen this sweet and petite 35mm camera transform from a classic analogue beauty to a blinged-out snapshooter and everything else in between. Remember the Love Letters edition? How about the Premier Cru? To refresh your memory here's a gallery of all the Diana Mini styles we've released in the past five years. Which among these limited edition Clones is your favorite?

    1
  • LomoAmigos: The Ting Tings Go Analogue!

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-09-09 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigos: The Ting Tings Go Analogue!

    The Ting Tings are a musical duo from Manchester who have more pop hits than you can shake a stick at. They are most famous for their 2008 hit "That's Not My Name" which got even the stiffest of people shaking in their seats. The Ting Tings are back with a brand new album called Super Critical. They are big film fanatics (check out their website for proof) so we gave them a Sprocket Rocket Camera and a bunch of film to document their life in sunny IBIZA.