Diana Mini – Is it Worth It?
I’m a big fan of film photography. I just love old film cameras, 35mm and medium format alike. I have several personal favorites like the Nikon FE, the Minolta XG-7, the Canon AE-1 Program and several Mamiyas. But these are all serious, well-built kits with decent optics. So, why would I ALSO like the so-called “toy” plastic cameras like the Holga 120N? Probably because they’ve got their own look and character, and they’re just fun to use.
One camera from the world of lomography, the Diana Mini, seemed especially intriguing to me the first time I saw it. It’s capable of shooting square and half-frame images onto standard 35mm rolls of film. But is it reliable enough to even bother with? And how is the quality of the images it produces? We’ll talk about that in this video.
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