The Diana is my first Lomography camera… I got it on the day of my 26th birthday. My girlfriend bought it as a gift for me… Not the normal Diana F+ but the CMYK clone. The seller told her that maybe for a boy these colors weren’t the best choice… But hey I ain’t a normal guy!
I love colors! Owning a Lomo camera was always a dream of mine and I’ve always hesitated on actually purchasing one… I immediately (like an hour after… ) went to a camera shop to buy some rolls… Kodak B&W 400ISO.
I was so impatient to see how great or shitty the results might be… And in fact only 5 pictures were OK… But that vignetting was marvelous… That soft focus… I tried pinhole with my second roll… And made a 30minutes pinhole picture… And this was the softest focus I ever dreamt about!
It’s so easy to use… Point adjust two parameters (focus and aperture) and you shoot! If you want a longer exposition just set it to B and it could last forever! The aperture is set with little pictograms(sun, cloud, P)… Even a child could use it… That is what my little brother did :D He tried it sometimes! and that was some kind of art…
The hardest part for me with the Diana F+ maybe was loading the roll … kind of tricky at first… but then i got the hang of it perfectly :D One other problem I had was that the roll wasn’t tight enough and I had too many light leaks when I unloaded it… I put a small piece of rubber to tighten the roll! And it worked pretty well… maybe a tipster later who knows:D
I’m pretty happy to live with my ‘Lady Di’ and it’s for the moment my favorite Lomo camera.