This year’s wild Valentine’s Day edition cameras certainly are eye catching. There was one in particular that caught my attention. Continue on to read my impressions on this tiny camera.
For a while now I have had my eye on a short list of Lomography cameras, one of those being the Diana Mini. I knew I wanted one that was different looking than my Diana F+, so it was hard to decide what design I would want. Finally, after being more than a little wishy-washy, I decided on the Diana Mini Fern Green, but the day I was going to purchase it Lomography released a Diana Mini design that stole my heart: the Diana Mini Leopard.
This Diana Mini certainly does attract wondering eyes with its pattern and pink top. I’ve had a handful of strangers and friends ogling her small frame. And who wouldn’t? She is cute, small, and covered with a sexy leopard print. She is also so lightweight that I sometimes forget that she is around my neck.
The only snag I’ve come across so far would have to be that the focus ring would not move at all. My fingers are too big to get a good grasp the little piece of plastic. I finally got my sister to budge it, and I’ve been wiggling it back and forth in hopes that it would loosen up a bit. After forming some blisters it has loosened up, and it now only really sticks on the 0.6 meter mark. Hopefully over time it will be no big deal to change the focus.
I’ve only shot one roll with this little wonder so far, but I am very satisfied with the Diana Mini Leopard other than the sticking focus ring.
The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!