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Fab tiny little camera
on 15 December 2011
ok first things first
this camera is about a third of the size of the Diana F+ camera
it doesn't have a removeable lens and is a little more basic then then Diana F+ camera, so this little camera easly fits in a pocket or handbag.
you have two frame sizes on this camera :
24x17 (half frame) this frame size gives you 72 shots on a 36 shot roll of film
24x24 (square frame)this frame size gives you 36 shots on a 36 shot roll of film.
the lens is 24mm with 4 focal options :
0.6 m, 1-2 m, 2-4 m and 4 m to infinity.
the lens barrel has two appertures cloudy and sunny
the shutter trip (release leaver ) and also a cable relese mount ( screw thread )
the winder is a little diffrent from the diana F+ as this will stop winding on after each shot so when you feel it tighten STOP or you break your winder or film possiably both.
you can change frame size durring a roll of film but read the instutions on how to do this as it requares you taking a blank shot with the lens cap on.
My advice though if you are gonna take your 35mm film to a local processing lab and they do not know about lomgraphy they may not be able to understand how the framing has worked
( my processing was all done by lomography ) however i have stuck to the one frame size per roll.
the Diana F+ flash fits perfectly on this so if you already have a diana F+ flash you dont need to buy one.
i got this version of the diana mini as it was the same colour as the diana F+ delux kit i got and the flash was a perfect match.
whats in the box?
ok your box is tiny and as with all lomography products the packaging is really cool.
you get your Diana mini
a Plastic neck strap ( on the camera )
the shoot forever book ( this is not a manual )
diana mini manual
and lens cap ( this is hidden in the packaging )
all in all a fab little sister of the diana F+
if you have the diana F+ 35mm back this will give you diffrent options I also have that and this was NOT a waste of money, this is definitly a brill addtion to you lomography kit.
its also a brill starting point into lomography if you have a cost issues as the half frame mode will give you value for money on prints.
a little about this seller one word FAB will defo buy from the seller again.