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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Everyone, but Definitely for You, February 2, 2010
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This review is from: Lomography Diana Mini- 35mm Camera (Electronics)
RANT: I took three rolls the first day I got the camera and I LOVE the way my pictures came out. Yes, it's not digital and yes, you have to wait for your pictures to be developed *gasp*, but we live in a world with too much instant gratification and a little patience will do us all some good. I had a couple that came out like "normal" shots and they're are kind of a nice surprise. Overall, they have a lot of character and getting them to be in focus is tougher than other cameras I've used (also have a RICOH from the 1950's and a Mercury from the 1920's - that thing is a BEAST to use) but that's really the whole point, isn't it? We live in an imperfect world and 20 megapixel, perfectly framed, focused and color-corrected photos don't really represent most of our lives.

Live dangerously - go analog.

REVIEW: The camera is made of tough plastic and *feels* like a toy. It's as much of one as you want it to be. Take it as seriously as you take yourself and you'll be fine.

Loading film takes a little more patience and needs to be done SLOWLY to be sure the film advances correctly (see user pics above for a multi-exposure I accidentally took cause I didn't load the film right).

It's small enough to fit in an inside pocket of a jacket - if you don't mind the pocket being a little bulgy. The lens cap is not attached to the body, so be attentive when taking it off. I thought I lost it twice in the first day. Am currently formulating a DIY solution to attach it to the body.

Even though this is pictured with a flash IT DOES NOT COME WITH A FLASH. I was a little disappointed by this (should've read the description closer), but taking a few rolls w/no flash will give you the chance to understand how it exposes images. There are only two f-stops - Sunny & Cloudy. There are also 2 shutter settings - N & B. I don't know what the letters stand for, but N is automatic, B stays open as long as you hold the trigger. The shutter speed switch is easily bumped, so I've started checking it every time I'm taking a shot to be sure I know what position it's in.

It comes with a nifty book of photo missions, gallery pics, and instructions. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. They really do help. It was late in evening and I didn't have any film when I first got it so I couldn't play with it right out of the box; instead I read the instructions. I was glad I did. My first few rolls would've probably been trash otherwise.

If you are still unsure whether or not this is for you go to [...] and read up more. Their playful site is very informative and full of user pics.

Overall, the Diana Mini is a unique camera to use for people who are tired of using their phone for point-and-shoot "fun" photos. It will change the way you think about every day photography.
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Initial post: Mar 7, 2010 11:48:30 PM PST
"b" means bulb setting. which is exactly what you explained it to do, where the shutter stays open as long as the shutter button is pressed.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 10:45:45 AM PST
K. Yoo says:
does this package include the a tripod mount, and a cable release attachment? it said it in the features but i wasn't sure because you didn't mention it in ur review

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 10:45:47 AM PST
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Posted on Apr 16, 2011 1:14:14 PM PDT
Tyler V. says:
Thank you for letting us know that it doesn't come with a flash. That was a bit confusing.
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