My First Date with the Diana F+: @jeansman

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Getting your hands on a camera for the first time is similar to going on a date. There's awkwardness involved, and you have to go out and spend some time and effort to get to know each other better. Soon you'll learn its quirks and what it likes in different situations until you reach a more easygoing rapport. By then, shooting some wonderful memories will become second nature to you. This rings true with the Diana F+ -- the iconic plastic beauty famed for its low-fi vintage looks. Not all Diana F+ cameras are alike: some produce vignettes more prominently than the others, while others will allow light to leak into your frame. This medium format camera will test you and charm you at the same time, but it will always reward you greatly with mesmerizing, soft photos that resemble scenes from a dream.

In honor of the Diana F+ camera's 10 year anniversary, lomographer @jeansman shares the story of his first date with the Diana F+.

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Name: Bruce Lee
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Tell us about your first encounter with the Diana F+.

I met Diana F+ in 2007, and since its launch, I bought it right away!

We found some of your Diana F+ memories and would like to know the stories behind the photos!

This one is my favorite Diana pinhole photo. It presents what the concept of "time" means for me. This photo was taken in a usual lunch hour. It took me around 40 minutes to capture this.

Credits: jeansman

There's no certain story to this next photo but I remember using a Diana 35mm back and I've set it in pinhole mode. I love it as it looks like a painting to me.

Credits: jeansman

And who could ever forget their very first photograph from their initial roll with the Diana F? This is nothing more but a mere test shot, but the fact that it is a test shot gives it more meaning and story behind this nocturnal image.

Credits: jeansman

Describe the Diana F+ in 3 words:

"Useful", "amazing", and lastly, "classic".

Any advice that you'd like to share with future Diana F+ darlings?

Just use it! The Diana F+ never fails to give me amazing, unique photos.


Lomography’s leading lady has been at the forefront of the analogue world for ten tremendous years, and now the Diana F+ is back with a brand new anniversary look. Inspired by classic 1960s American diners, our darling new Diana F+ 10 Years of Diana Edition promises to rock your socks off with its matte red and pastel blue design, complete with a rockin’ retro gold lens! Pick up your favorite new analogue companion at the Online Shop, or a Gallery Store near you!

2017-10-25 #people #diana #diana-f #10yearsdianaf #adecadeofdiana #darlingdiana

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One Comment

  1. polaroidlove
    polaroidlove ·

    Great photo of the sea.... :-)

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