A Must Have: The Diana Camera

Victoria at sfgirlbybay recently posted about her love of photography and one of her latest acquisitions, the retro-inspired, Diana Camera. This is the first I've heard of this camera line--I'm obsessed and think I may have to buy one!

Dating back to the early 1960s, the all-plastic Diana camera is a cult legend - famous for its "perfectly imperfect" dreamy, gorgeous, color-drenched, sometimes-blurry, and often mind-blowing images. It went out of production in the 1970's, has been reproduced, and is now available at Urban Outfitters and here.

The Diana has a panorama feature that allows for unlimited and nearly seamless panoramic shots. It's a point-and-shoot camera that uses film. Yes, that old thing called film.

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.

The "Diana" is basically a .35mm. "toy" camera. Great vintage designs. Reasonable prices. I'll follow up with Victoria to see how she likes hers. Or, I may be off to buy one myself...

And...they have this adorable camera case available. Love this!


Paris Atelier said…
Oooh! I'm going to look into this! Tres chic and lovely photos! Great find Lynn!
Anonymous said…
Love it!
Anonymous said…
Damn that's cute! I love the old look of the photos.
Kaylovesvintage said…
I want one
lisa golightly said…
Must have that little light green and cream one ...Yummy !
SisterlyLove said…
Oh so cute! I love the minty green one. I want one to keep. :)

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Lovely blog!!!!

i love these!~ so stylish and retro. and the photos they produce (with a little rigging, it seems) are marvelous. terrific find!~
I think I have to have one. If only to look at it on the shelf!
Noel Solomon said…
Lynn! So different and so fun! And the bad thing is.. I need a new camera!
Janelle said…
where do you buy this i want the mint one

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