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.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
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.
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!
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!
Papajay is a Hong Kong-based film director who joined the LomoKino Festival in 2013. An expert at shooting movies using film, Papajay still shoots using Super 8 and Super 16 cameras for his film projects. This time, he tried a very rare medium for film-making — LomoChrome Purple 16mm Motion Film.
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!
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.
Having the distinction of being the world's first 6x12 auto-exposure medium format camera, the Belair X 6-12 combines professional grade photography with ease of use. In this week's installment, we list down a few ways you can improve your photography with it.