First, we were all about our little plastic Holga. Now, we’re all about Diana.
From the Lomography website:
Dating back to the early 1960?s, the all-plastic Diana camera is a cult legend – famous for its its dreamy, radiant, and lo-fi images. Our brand new Diana+ is a faithful reproduction and a loving homage to the classic Diana – with a few new features tossed in. Its plastic lens, 2 shutter settings (daylight &’B’), 3 aperture settings, and manual focus are all hallmarks of the original Diana. But on top of that, the Diana+ offers a removable lens and super-small aperture for pinhole images, two image formats (12 or 16 square shots on a standard 120 roll), an endless panorama feature that allows for unlimited and nearly seamless panoramic shots, and both a standard tripod thread & shutter lock for easy shake-free long exposures. Uses all varieties of medium format 120 film.
The Plastic Fantastic Diana Lens
The Diana’s original all-plastic lens has been duplicated with utmost love and care to ensure the same dreamy, gorgeous, color-drenched, sometimes-blurry, and often-mindblowing results that Diana users have always treasured.
Two Shutter Speeds
Choose between “N” for normal daytime snapshots or “B” for unlimited indoor and nighttime exposures.
Two Image Sizes
For your pleasure, you can choose between the 12 full-frame shots (5.2×5.2cm), or 16 smaller square images – in the classic Diana format (4.2×4.2cm)!
Multiple and Partial Exposures
Like the Holga, you can advance the Diana+ as much or as little as you like after each shot – making multiple exposures, half-exposed frames, and stretched out crazy-long shots a snap.
Remove the lens, set the aperture to a super-small pinhole and shoot a super-wide-angle, severely old-school image through a tiny hole.
Shutter Lock and Tripod Thread
Sharp and solid long exposures (especially pinhole images) require a steady camera. To help you out, we’ve included a standard tripod thread on the bottom of your Diana+ and a small shutter lock that allows you to keep the shutter indefinitely without holding it down.
Check out the dedicated microsite. And, look for our photos to be posted soon.