The Diana F+ is one of my favorite cameras, so if you are expecting objectivity and technicalities, turn the page. This is a blind passionate review, like love! Because I love my Diana F +.
Why? Why do I love a plastic camera, with plastic lens, plastic look, and plastic everything? Tough question, but you know, love is hard to define. So, as a picture is worth a thousand words, I answer this question with some photos I’ve shot with my beloved Diana F+.
If you want to, you can enjoy this article listening this beautiful song.
Because it is beautiful.
Because it works with 120 film…
…and also with 35mm!
For the vignetting.
Because of the colors slipping through its lens.
Because of that dreamy blur on the edges of the photos.
Because of its interchangeable lenses.
Because of its capability to make double exposures.
Because of that treacherous but wonderful Bulb mode.
Because it leads us to the origins of photography: the Pinhole mode.
Because everyone smiles in front of her.
Because it lets me play.
Because it makes me think.
Because it encourages me to create!
(This last reason is illustrated by the photos to come)
Because this basic and wonderful camera has been a great teacher with whom I have learned a lot (a lot!) about photography. With photos as nice as you have seen and many other failures, I have been internalizing photographic concepts that I would never have understood so well by reading a book. It is a camera that requires time, shots that will teach you a little more with each roll you shoot. It’s a fantastic camera!
I love her!
If you want to find out more and more about this camera I recommend you visit the microsite, have a look at its history, it’s fascinating! And if you can stop by a Lomograhy Gallery Store, it’s worth seeing the Diana F+ in actual and ask everything that comes into your mind.
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.