It was all ’cause of my hubby I got the Diana Mini, but I never thought I could love her so much!
I own about 6-7 Lomography Cameras, including the Frogeye, Diana F+ and Actionsampler. So, the last time I had accumulated a bunch of piggies, I was considering buying either the instant back for my Diana F+ or the Pop 9. And right when I was about the hit “check out” on the Lomo Shop, my hubby said, “Why don’t you get the Diana Mini?”. I always thought he’d object, since I had the Diana but his logic was simple. “You have the Actionsampler, which is sort of similar to Pop 9, and we don’t have the instant films in Turkey so you’ll only use it once.” and well, Pop 9 is still on the list of Lomo’s to buy but he was right about the instant back.
So instead, I turned to Diana Mini!
And then it arrived, this tiny little box thats the cutest thing ever!! Ok, it does chew up film once in a while but its just a little baby!!
Really, it is so small and light that it never leaves my bag (well Diana F+ didn’t until Mini came either but…). It feels a lot easier to use! Especially that 0.6m zoom!!! I mean, it serves better to rule no. 5, get close! And I get to combine photos as I wish with the half frame mode! I even scan more than 2 together to get an even cuter look!! It does sometimes tear up the sprockets of the film and gets stuck that half the film goes to waste, unused. Other times, I roll the film with no problems but oh well, a cute little princess like her should get to be a little spoiled!
So now Diana Mini never leaves my side and I shoot a lot more than I used to thanks to her half frame more!