Diana Mini - The Newcomer


A brief tale of becoming new to Lomography – Discovering the Diana Mini!

I’m not entirely sure how I stumbled into Lomography but after processing my first film, I’m hooked!

My interest in photography began about ten years ago when I picked up a Pentax ME Super in a local 2nd hand camera dealer. I started reading loads of magazines and trying different things. I had mixed results, some good pictures but nothing really amazing. Looking back, I think I was trying too hard.

I upgraded to a Canon EOS within a couple of years and that provided really good quality pictures, however I found myself using it for the usual holiday snaps and not a hobby camera.

I’m planning a trip to Barcelona in the summer and I’m tired of lugging a big camera around and I’ve been warned of pickpockets and thieves. I thought that it was time I bought a smaller camera.

I immediately stumble on to the Diana Mini as an obvious choice, 35mm film, small, light and after reviewing some of the photos from this camera I knew it was the one for me. If anything I was sceptical that a plastic camera could yield such creative and captivating images.

I’ve shot 1 film and the results are awesome, I just want to shoot more, I think its time to bulk order some Sensia.

written by wardboy77 on 2010-08-28 #gear #review #lomography #diana-mini #user-review #newby


  1. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    You're right!! Diana Mini is really a lovely piece of plastic!! Love it

  2. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    Great photos for your first roll! The one of the Angel of the North is stunning. Very impressive!

    Buy as much Sensia as you can, though - they're stopping production, so if you're a fan of Sensia, you really want to set a corner of your fridge aside and stockpile some.

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great shots! And the Diana Mini is a great choice! :)

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