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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lomography Diana Mini Camera!

Diana Mini Camera (£49.99)

Oh that new camera feeling, it's one of my favourite things in the whole entire world. It's kind of like like getting a new pair of shoes, it's something that will go with me pretty much everywhere and I'm already incredibly excited about taking this on it's first mini adventure. My favourite part about it is how tiny it is, so I certainly don't have any excuses not to have a camera on me at any time this year!

Surfdome very kindly gave me a £30 off code to put towards this beauty and I was hitting the checkout button & entering in my details as fast as my little fingers could click and type.

The books that Lomography include with their cameras are always beautiful and a constant source of inspiration. They're packed full of other people's memories and they usually feature a lot of smiles, beautiful places and sweet animals! Flipping through the pages instantly makes me want to grab my camera, a roll of film and get snapping!

I do have a Diana+ camera in my collection, which I adore and the only reason I don't use it very often is because it takes 120 film & to be honest I'm having a bit of a love affair with 35mm again. The Diana mini is perfect because it can shoot up to 72 photographs on to one roll of film on the half frame setting or 36 square pictures and it doesn't limit you to one option or the other - it's possible to shoot a square picture, flip a switch and shoot a half frame afterwards (shooting a blank image in between)!

Do you have a Diana Mini? 
Are you a fan of film photography?

Jennie
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89 comments:

  1. What a dinky, adorable little camera! I love that they send a book too - it actually looks really interesting. I can't wait to see some of your photo's! xxx

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    1. I'm excited to start snapping! xo

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  2. I love my mini Diana but I really don't use it as much as I should because I never get around to getting the film developed.

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    1. I know that feeling, I found 5 undeveloped films yesterday! xo

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  3. This is beautiful, and the little books looks really lovely too!
    I have to say, whilst I love the convenience of digital photography, I do really miss the excitement of getting a set of photos in the post and not quite knowing how they'll have turned out - it was always a lovely way to look back on a day out or event as a child. I'd definitely love to get a film camera again at some point, when I have a little more funding available for film and getting them developed! :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It really is exciting getting the film back <3

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  4. Have fun with it! I hope you share some snaps :D xxx

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  5. Woooo, what a little babe! Can't wait to see the pictures xx

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  6. How cute! I can't wait to see some of your photos! :)
    Keeley's Wardrobe | Bloglovin

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  7. I so want one of these to carry with me around Las Vegas! I have the Lomo fisheye but have always lusted after the Dianas :)

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  8. I'd love a Diana Mini - mainly because it's much more convinient than the bigger Lomography models. I don't have a Diana in my collection but I do have Holgas & an Oktomat (which takes 35mm) - definitely need to make an effort to use them more again this year! Although, the people at Boots never seem too pleased when you hand them a roll of film without perfectly lined up images to print! x

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    1. It's super tiny, the most perfect size for taking everywhere! xo

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  9. This has got to be one of the cutest cameras I have ever seen and the colour of it is to die for! xx

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

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  10. So cute, I would love one of these! You must share some of the photos you take with it :D I'd be super interested to see!
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  11. This is lovely! The books also look great as well. I know this might sound very girly, but I love the colour of the camera as well - it's such a beautiful shade!

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    1. Hehe I know what you mean, it's really pretty! xo

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  12. I adore film photography, so much more magical than digital xo

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  13. I love diana camera and lomography! Am always so tempted to get one myself x

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  14. Gosh the mini is so adorable. I have the full scale Diana, have only used it a couple of times and not developed the film yet so who knows if any of it's come out right lol! Xx

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    1. I love the excitement of getting a roll of film back <3

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  15. aw, it looks lovely! i always love the way pictures come out on these kind of cameras xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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  16. Lovely and cute camera :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  17. I've been loving my Diana, but this is making me seriously desire a Mini! I find getting 120 film developed can be really difficult, plus this camera is just way too cute x

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  18. jealous!!! im so desperate for one!
    emma xx

    http://whatwouldemmado.co.uk

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  19. This is so cute! Looking forward to seeing the photos you take with it! :)

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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  20. Ooh, this looks adorable. I've never tried a film camera (not since I was a kid using disposables) just because of the hassle/cost of getting the film developed but it is kind of fun to think about not knowing exactly what the picture you've captured looks like until you get the packet of pictures!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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    1. I love that feeling of getting a film back <3

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  21. I lvoe film cameras for their unpredictability. I've got aboout 6 rolls of film waiting to be developed and I can't quite remember what I shot! Makes it like a present to get back. I've never used a Diana but have always had a little lust after them. Ever so pretty!
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    Chambray & Curls

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    1. Hehe I have too, I have no idea what's on them so I'm pretty excited! xo

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  22. I wish I was more knowledgeable about photography. I do hope you enjoy your new toy x

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  23. That's so cute! I actually was going to put one on my Christmas list but then I decided not to because getting film developed and stuff but it looks lovely :)

    http://daisychainprincess.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Oh that camera is SO cute! I love film photography, the photos just have such a lovely quality to them. I reaaaally want a Diana camera!

    Your blog is absolutely gorgeous by the way, so glad I found it! Your photos are just wonderful xx

    smoke + velvet

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  25. i gave this exact camera to my snap happy sister a couple of years ago, and she has taken some amazing shots with hers! i hope we'll get to see some of yours too :) x

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  26. I've got a Diana as well. Love their camera's the effects are great and they're such fun to shoot with. Can't wait to see some results. :)

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  27. I am a huge fan of film photography, I learnt all about it while doing my GCSE art and then when I left college I worked at Jessops doing their film work for a couple of years, its always great fun and I enjoyed showing others what they could do after they had taken the photo (like blind photoshop!) ;)

    Enjoy your lovely camera!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  28. This camera is adorable! I sometimes wish I could be more in the know about photography and have a more extensive camera collection because different types of photos really intrigue me. Also, the camera matches your blog! :)

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  29. Oooh its so pretty I've been wanting the diana mini for aaages! Loks like it takes some awesome pictures
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. gah, getting a new camera is SO FUN! and i haven't shot in film since like junior high. i fee like those pictures look much more...alive?...then digital photos. i really hope you share your snaps on the blog, i'd love to see your day to day through this new toy!

    xo marlen
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  31. I have a mini! I love it but certainly don't use it enough! I mainly use it when on holiday as it takes lovely summer photos :) I have the Diana F+ too, but have the 35mm back for it so I can use 35mm film! xx

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  32. So cute! I'd love to get a new camera soon :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  33. I joined my photography society at university and my love for film cameras is growing! I don't own my own but I am thinking about investing in one :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  34. This is such a good idea, I haven't seen this before x
    Sweet Dreams

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  35. i love my diana mini (i have the white one) - if you use out of date 35mm the photos come out so well! still a bit shaky for mine to be of any good quality at the moment, but hoping that practice will make perfect! x

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  36. This is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I saw some lomography cameras while I was at Urban Outfitters in Berlin and I almost got myself a fish eye and holographic normal camera. I think these cameras are so cute! :D

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  37. i want a proper camera so so much
    loverofconfusion.blogspot.ie

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  38. gahh that is a cute camera, I've never really had experience with film photography so I don't know how I'd get on with it really!

    Jade
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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  39. What a cute little camera! I do love proper old school film photography. I sometimes miss the days of racing down to my local Boots to collect my developed film, because it was always a surprise. OK sometimes not the surprise you were expecting! but a always a surprise nonetheless x

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