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Lomopedia: Diana

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.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cable Release Connection: No
  • Aperture: f9, f16, f22
  • Color: Black
  • Film Advance: Knob
  • Flash connection:None
  • Focusing: Zone Focusing
  • Focusing Distance: 1m – Infinity
  • Frame Counter: Frame counter
  • Material: Plastic
  • 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.

written by geegraphy

2 comments

  1. pangmark

    pangmark

    Gee, you learn something new everyday-. Didn't know they came from Great Wall co. But, meniscus? Lucky it has a girls name. Why not just say convex?

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  2. ivanpetrovsky

    ivanpetrovsky

    I have an original one and it's one of my favourite cameras!
    11 months ago · report as spam

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