A great cult classic, the Diana camera is a box-type, medium-format, plastic camera that was first produced by the Great Wall Plastic Factory in Kowloon, Hong Kong in the 1960s.
Originally marketed as an inexpensive novelty item, the Diana camera has seen its share of names and reincarnations — ranging from Acme to Debutante to Zodiac — over the years, but each model retains the trademark soft-focused images and vignettes, thanks to its simple plastic meniscus lens. Due to its plastic body, the Diana is also prone to light leaks and slightly loose film spools when winding.
Cable Release Connection: No
Aperture: f9, f16, f22
Film Advance: Knob
Focusing: Zone Focusing
Focusing Distance: 1m – Infinity
Frame Counter: Frame counter
Tripod Mount: No
View Finder: Direct optical viewfinder
Learn more about Lomography loving reincarnation of this analogue beauty over at the Diana microsite.
The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.
It was our great pleasure to chat with the CEO of Ondu Pinhole Cameras, Elvis Halilović, about his interest in pinhole photography as well as the formation of his company that produces handcrafted pinhole cameras. We found his answers fascinating and we think you will too. Thanks Elvis for being so generous in sharing your story and cameras with us!
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available in eBook form on Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares two recent photo outings where she used 35mm and medium format films.
Angela is a student and a popular model for a local fashion brand in Hong Kong. She was invited by Lomography HK to try the Lomo'Instant camera, and she has shared her beautiful Instant portraits. Read on for her exclusive interview.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
We'd like to introduce you to our latest Petzval Artist, Shima Eleven - a professional photographer based in Hong Kong. He specializes in large format photography and first got a glimpse of the Petzval Lens 5 to 6 years ago. In this video he talks about his Petzval passion, and shares his thoughts on the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens!
Dominik regards the Diana F+ as a system camera because of its versatility and wide range of accessories. Find out what else he likes about this dreamy medium format snapper in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
Having a Belair X 6-12 feels like owning more than just one camera. It's a medium-format camera, but paired with its special accessories you can shoot 35mm or instant photos with it, too! The versatility of its 3 photo formats also offers more options to suit your shooting needs. Here, we present to you some of the most gorgeous Belair X 6-12 photos in classic 6x6 format. Enjoy!
Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
An image in a thousand worlds. Eva Staber travels with her medium format Diana F+ camera to different places to capture subjects in their uniqueness and unfamiliarity. Her work finds a home at the Lomography Embassy Store in Vienna for an upcoming exhibit.
With just a little over a week left before his Kickstarter project ends, the photographer opens up about his upcoming coffee table book that centers on a collection of medium format snapshots of tattooed backs of legs of women captured with Diana cameras.