I Want a Diana Mini!


Some of these little plastic cuties have now landed on some of the trembling hands of excited Lomographers, while others are just waiting for it to arrive in their mailbox. How about you? Still trying to convince yourself to have one?

We dropped some clues a while back about this new mystery product, and most of you guessed it correctly – the Diana Mini is the 35mm, petite version of the classic Diana F+ camera! Pocket-sized and pretty, it weighs in at 253g, making it perfect to take anywhere with you!

Ok, so it uses 35mm film. Very convenient, huh? It doesn’t stop there! This little Diana darling offers two formats – you can opt to take half-frame shots, or square 35mm pictures, in just a flick of a switch!

Shoot forever. Using standard 35mm film you can take 72 shots by using the half-frame option – so you get two shots side-by-side on one print!


  • Square and rectangular half-frame formats at the flick of a switch
  • Takes all types of 35mm film
  • Shoots up to 72 shots per film on half-frame mode
  • Shoots up to 36 shots per film on square mode
  • Requires standard 35mm film development
  • Ultra-compact and pocket-sized
  • Multiple exposure functionality
  • ‘B’ mode for long exposures
  • Cable release attachment – a Diana first!
  • Sunny and cloudy exposure settings
  • Tripod mount
  • Diana Flash Plug (Diana Flash available separately)
  • Overlap frames across photos for endless abstract panoramas
  • Compatible with the stunning Diana Flash

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written by shhquiet on 2009-09-02 #news #35mm #square-format #half-frame #diana-mini


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    Diana Flash Plug (Diana Flash available separately)
    does it mean you have to buy the diana flash adaptor?

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    @adi_totp i think it means that the diana flash plug was made for the diana flash to fit into the diana mini

  3. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    No pinhole mode ?
    Is it possible to change the lens ?

  4. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    @adi_totp: If you want to use a non-Diana flash, you have to buy the adapter. It's $10 (U.S.), so I would recommend buying it when you buy the camera to save on shipping. If you buy the Diana F+ Flash, you get the adapter so that you can use other flashes as well, but the Diana F+ Flash is the same price as the camera. Most people won't want to get that unless they have a Diana F+ without the flash. Then, they will be able to use the flash with both cameras and it might be worth it. If you can afford the F+ flash, it is does look pretty good on top of this camera and it is a good flash.

    @szurblue: No pinhole mode. :-( I was a bit disappointed too. Oh well, you can't have everything. I was really hoping I could remove the lens to be able to mess around with it, but no such luck. Pinhole mode with a "B" setting, tripod threads, and shutter release threads would have been very nice. This camera is definitely not as easy to mod as a Diana+. They just had to get pretty fancy to include a film counter that switches depending on the format, cable release threads, switchable format, etc, and all in a very small package.

    I'm waiting for my second roll right now. Just testing the standard features. I've already thought of a couple of possible tipster submissions. I'll be writing a review after I get the second roll back. I'm sure they have lots of reviews already, but I'm sure they like having lots to pick from too.

  5. chepedaja
    chepedaja ·

    I really like the guy on the first picture!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @cinzinc @gvelasco
    thanks for the info!!

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