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Diana Mini - The Newcomer

A brief tale of becoming new to Lomography - Discovering the Diana Mini!

I’m not entirely sure how I stumbled into lomography but after proceesing my first film, I’m hooked!

My interest in photography began about ten years ago when I picked up a pentax ME Super in a local 2nd hand camera dealer. I started reading loads of magazines and tring different things. I had mixed result, some good pictures but nothing really amazing. Looking back I think I was trying too hard.

I upgraded to a Canon EOS within a couple of years and that provided really good quality pictures, however Ifound myself using it for the usual it solely holiday snaps and not a hobbie camera.

I’m planning a trip to Barcelona in the summer and I’m tired of lugging a big camera around and I’ve been warned of pickpockets and thieves. I thought that it was time I bought a smaller camera.

I imediately stumble on to the diana mini as an obvious choice, 35mm film, small, light and after reviewing some of the photos from this camera I knew it was the one for me. If anything I was sceptical that a plastic camera could yield such ceative and captivating images.

I’ve shot 1 film and the results are awesome, I just want to shoot more, i think its time to bulk order some sensia.

written by wardboy77


  1. pietrone


    You're right!! Diana Mini is really a lovely piece of plastic!! Love it

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  2. coldkennels


    Great photos for your first roll! The one of the Angel of the North is stunning. Very impressive!

    Buy as much Sensia as you can, though - they're stopping production, so if you're a fan of Sensia, you really want to set a corner of your fridge aside and stockpile some.

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  3. vicuna


    great shots! And the Diana Mini is a great choice! :)

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