Lomography is a company that tends produces interesting and quirky products, that are inspired from the film era of photography. The lens that put Lomo on the map for me was the 85mm f/2.2 Petzval in Brass. I absolutely loved this lens and it was a great introduction for me to the company.
Recently, Lomography announced the release of a new version of its Diana F+ camera. The original design and rendition of this camera has been available for a good number of years and remains quite popular. These types of cameras aren't made with the intention of producing the best image quality. Instead, the Diana F+ is about producing interesting images with character. The camera uses 120 medium format film, which is widely available.
With the use of long exposure and multiple exposure features, you can produce some interesting looking images. The fact that the camera uses 120 film gives a great deal of flexibility, especially when it comes to using color filters with black and white film.
- Film Format: 120
- Film Advance Mechanism: Knob
- Focal Length: 75 mm
- Focusing Distance: 1 m – Infinity
- Focusing: Zone Focusing
- Available Apertures: Pinhole, Cloudy = f/8,
- Half-Shade = f/11, Sunny = f/16
- Shutter Speeds: 1/60 (N), Bulb (B)
- Viewfinder: Direct Optical Viewfinder
- Frame Counter: Volume Display
- Cable Release Connection: Only with Adapter
- Flash connection: Diana Flash Plug
- Tripod Mount: Yes
- Lightmeter: No
- Material: Plastic
The latest design fo the Diana F+ is inspired by the Seigaiha wave – an ancestral Japanese motif, which symbolizes power, resistance, and tranquility. This is to celebrate 20 years for LomoJapan Co.
The camera is currently available for preorder on the site for £89.00 and you can purchase yours using this link here. Free shipping options are available for both E.U. and U.S. residents.