The Diana Camera


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Manual

"The Diana questions many photographic axioms, such as "a photograph must be sharp," "a photograph must have maximum detail," and "a photograph must possess a complete range of tones to be considered good." The Diana challenges the photographer to see beyond the equipment and into the image."

- Robert Hirsch, Photographic Possibilities, Boston: Focal Press, 1991



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view image of the camera.
Acme/flat top Mint in box
Acme Excellent
Acme F Mint in box
Altic Mint
Anny Mint in box
Anny Hot Shoe Mint in box
Arrow Mint in box
Asiana Mint in box
Avis Mint in box
Banier Mint in box
Banner Mint on card
Banner Mint on card
Banner Mint in box
Banner Postillon Mint in box
Barri-Shelli Mint in box
Bergere de France Mint
Binaflex Mint in box
Candy Excellent
Clicker Mint in box
Codeg Mint in box
Conforama Mint in box
Debonair/style 1 Mint in box
Debonair/style 2 Mint
Debro Mint in box
Debutante Mint in box
Denhill Mint in box
Diana with plastic case Mint in box
Diana 120 film Mint in box
Diana/Black Mint in box
Diana Classic Mint in box
Diana F Mint on card
Diana F large box Mint in box
Diana F+ Mint in box
Diana F+ Aviator Mint in box
Diana F+ Blackjack Mint in box
Diana F+ Buttercup Mint in box
Diana F+ Cai Guo Qiang Mint in box
Diana F+ Chromiac Mint in box
Diana F+ CMYK Mint in box
Diana F+ Collette Mint in box
Diana F+ Daybreak Mint in box
Diana F+ Dreamer Mint in box
Diana F+ El Toro Mint in box
Diana F+ Glow Mint in box
Diana F+ Gold Mint in box
Diana F+ Hong Kong Meow Mint in box
Diana F+ Kirameki Mint in box
Diana F+ Leopard Mint in box
Diana F+ Love Is In The Air Mint in box
Diana F+ MoMA Mint in box
Diana F+ Neptune Green Mint in box
Diana F+ Nightcap Mint in box
Diana F+ Odisea Mint in box
Diana F+ Parisian Mint in box
Diana F+ Pinhole Mint in box
Diana F+ Scarecrow Man Mint in box
Diana F+ Sahara Mint in box
Diana F+ Snowcat Mint in box
Diana F+ Take My Heart Mint in box
Diana F+ True Blue Mint in box
Diana F+ Tokyo Rising Mint in box
Diana F+ Zebra Mint in box
Diana F small box Mint in box
Diana Flash Unit Mint in box
Diana JC Penney model Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ En Rose Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ White Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ Coral Fusion Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ Fern Green Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ JIYU Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ Petit Noir Mint in box
Diana Mini F+ Twilight Blue Mint in box
Diana Mini White Mint in box
Diana+ Mint in box
Diana+ Edelweiss Mint in box
Diana+ Meg Mint in box
Diana+ Pink Mint in box
Diana+ Rudolf Mint in box
Diana+ World Congress Edition Mint in box
Diana + Wrangler Edition Mint in box
Diana Rossignol Mint in box
Diana Squirt Novelty Mint on card
Dionne F2 Mint in box
Dories/hot shoe Mint in box
Dories F Mint in box
Dories F/big box Mint in box
Edco Mint in box
Ellis Excellent
Flocon RF Mint
Future Scientist Flash Mint in box
GE/Kierluff Electronics Mint
Generic Excellent
Generic camoflage Mint
Globe Mint
Gray Line Mint in box
Harrow Mint in box
Harrow DeLuxe Mint
Hi-Flash F Mint in box
Jaybee Good
Jojaflex Mint in box
Justen Mint in box
Knips Mint
Lina Mint in box
Lina F Excellent
Lina S Mint in box
Linda Mint in box
Mark L Mint in box
Marwin Mint in box
Megomatic Mint in box
Megomatic F Mint in box
Merit Mint in box
NORTH AMERICAN Champion Mint in box
Olivia Mint in box
Panax Mint
Pioneer Mint in box
Playtime Candid Camera Mint in box
Pokey Mint in box
Quelle Mint
Raleigh Mint in box
Rand Mint in box
Readers Digest Mint
Reader's Digest Mint in box
Reliance Mint in plastic case
Revue Mint
Rosko Mint on card
Rosko Hot Shoe Good in box
Rover Mint on card
Rover F Mint in box
Samtoy Mint in box
Sarco-Flex Mint
Shakeys Mint
Sinomax Mint in box
Snappy Mint in box
Stellar Mint in box
Stellar F Mint in box
Traceflex Mint in box
True-View Mint in box
Valiant Mint in box
Windsor/style 1 Mint in box
Windsor/style 2 Mint in box
Windsor F Mint in box
Zip Instant Load Mint in box
Zip Instant Load F Mint in box
Zodiac Mint in box

 
Diana Deluxe styled body types
Colorama Mint in box
Colorflash Deluxe Mint in box
Colormatic Mint in box
Dana Mint in box
Diana Deluxe Mint in box
Diana Flash Mint in box
Elflex Deluxe Mint in box
Micromatic Deluxe Mint in box
Photon Mint in box
Porst Happy Mint in box
Valiant Deluxe Excellent
   

 

Other Diana-Type cameras in my collection

Babette 127 Mint on card
Banner Deluxe Mint in box
Debonair 127 Excellent
Debonair Mint in box
Delta Mint in box
Delta F Mint in box
Hi Speed 126 Mint in box
Hollywood Park Mint
Insta Flash Mint in box
Leader Mint in box
Orion 127 Mint in box
Sunpet Mint in box
Tammy Mint in box
Winner Mint in box

 


 

A technical note on Diana cameras

The first source for the Diana f/stop said they're f/16, f/6.3, and f/4.5. The shutter speed is variable, of course, it's between around 1/30th and 1/200th.

On another site, it said the apertures are f/16, f/11, and f/8 with a shutter speed of around 1/45th. Well, that agrees for the "sunny" setting but for the other ones it disagrees.

The experts on www.toycamera.com. Somebody said he used f/16, f/6.3, and f/4.5. Of course, Dianas are no precision tools anyway so all this has to be taken with a thousand grains of salt.

Another Diana lover wrote me on 11/05/06 and said: The Diana's true apertures are f/11, f/13 & f/19, and it takes 32mm clip on filters. The Diana Deluxe- f/9, f/16 & f/22, and it takes a 46-49mm step-up ring. You make the choice!!

Other Diana clones I am looking for:

Arrow Flash
Likings
Mirage

See
Tina


Buy a Diana today:

Fotofex - Regis Boissier
eBay.com
Allan Detrich's eBay sales
www.cultcameras.net

Diana Camera Links:

FujiPet Camera Page

toycamera.com
dianacamera.com
huskudu.com
www.digitalsucks.com
www.thecameramuseum.com
www.JunkStoreCameras.com
Anne Arden McDonald
Ardine Nelson
Mark Sink - Diana Babblings
Mark Sink - My travels with Diana
Lensbabie Gallery
Diana Gallery
Network-Error.com/photo

Do you have a cool or amazing story about using your Diana camera, or some unique history on the "Fantastic Plastic" camera? Have a camera you want to buy or sell, Send me your thoughts on the artistic quality of this plastic camera line, please post your stories here in my Diana Guestbook.

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Please tell me your stories about your experiences with the Diana camera or any of its clones, and if you have any unique history on the Diana, please feel free to share it on this open forum.

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