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Scottish Blackface sheep
Here's our latest addition to the farm: 2 sheep!!
We didn't want normal white sheep, my wife found these, they're really cute! They remind me of Shaun the sheep. (if you do not know him: youtube!!)
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Fleamarket catch 19-7-2017
Let's just say that it was a good day !! :D

That box in the middle is not empty! Woohooooo! 
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René Maly
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Yes! I bought one................. :shocked: 

Why? Good question!  :confused: rvmp 

Well, it was the complete DeLuxe set with just about every accessory you can buy except for the instant back. And it included quite a large amount of films, all at a reasonable price.

I always wondered how it would be to actually use one of these youngster hipster hype cams. So i did a little testrun with it, loaded with a Kodak T-max 400 film. ISO 400 is the best film for general use according to Lomography. The camera has only one shutterspeed, 1/60 sec. and 3 aperture settings, f/11 (cloudy) f/16 (partial cloudy) and f/22 (sunny). Yes that is dark! But you can mount a flash!

There's also a f/150 pinhole setting, which has to be used without a lens attached.

The set contained all possible lenses for the Diana. This was kind of a surprise for me, they aren't lens attachments, no, they are true lenses!
They have a bayonet and you really have to switch them! Like a real SLR!  Woohooooo! 
But be careful... everything (yes everything) is plastic, even the lens elements. It's really light weight though....

You can't see what the lenses do, there's a viewfinder, but nobody tells you what lens matches it. I also read somewhere that you have to be aware of the fact that you have to correct for parallax yourself. The upper part of the viewfinder is, well, useless.... whatever shows up in the upper 20% does not hit your film. The lower part which you cannot see, does.

Ok, i was curious about what all these lenses produce in terms of field of view. So i tried them all one by one, the results are below.

Is it a good camera? No.:no: Is it fun? Yes. :nod: 

Yes, it can absolutely be a fun camera, it really fits candid shooting of family and friends, do funny things, and i can imagine it's fun using films like redscale or other more or less weird versions.

Is it easy to use then? Not really.....

If you do not have a clue about what using a single shutterspeed combined with 3 apertures do, you might end up with a wasted roll of film. 



Let's show some pictures! 

This is exactly what this camera is meant for: taking fun shots with friends and family! Here's me with our youngest, taken with the 20mm fish-eye and the flash mounted.

20170704-DianaF004 by TLO-Photography



Here's what all the lenses do, you can find some thoughts about the various lenses if you scroll down!! 



20170704-DianaF20mm by TLO-Photography   20170704-DianaF38mm by TLO-Photography

20170704-DianaF55mm by TLO-Photography   20170704-DianaF75mm by TLO-Photography

20170704-DianaF110mm by TLO-Photography   20170704-DianaF55mmCU by TLO-Photography


As you can see the 38, 55 and 75mm can actually produce quite sharp pictures for plastic lenses. The field of view of the 55mm is what comes closest to what you actually see through the viewfinder. This is kind of strange, as the Diana F+ is being sold with the 75mm as a standard lens. But hey, the difference is not that big.....

With the 55mm comes an extra lens attachement: a close-up device. I think i used it wrong, because the photo of the flowers isn't sharp anywhere on the frame. It does make a nice swirl though......
The worst lens on my eyes is the 110 soft tele. It's called "soft tele" and that is indeed what it does, produce a soft photo. Other than portraits i cannot think of any use for it. But then you'd really have to know how to point the viewfinder over your model if you want the face entirely covering your frame.

The 20mm fish-eye is of course a fun lens. It's easy to use as a selfie lens as well because of the large field of view, you can't really miss, even i could do it! :D
It sucks at infinity but it shines when you use it like a close-up. Just look at the samples above! 

Well, would i recommend one? Depends on what you expect. Use it for fun situations, party shooting, gatherings with friends, things like that, it really is nice for those occasions.
The fun part is seeing the pictures a few days after the party, good for sharing nice moments and make memories!

By the way: the pics above have been cropped, the edges were black because i used a small frame. You can leave that out and create larger pics. It does leak light though. If you use it like i did, shoot all pics in a time span of about 30 minutes, you'll be good. But if you hang it around your neck on a sunny day on a trip you'll probably end up with quite some light streaks. Of course, for some it's one of the charmes of these cameras. If you don't want it to, simply use some tape around the edges.

Any questions? Just ask! I'll happily try and answer them for you! 

Cheers, René!

made with Kodak film by engineerJR

 
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thebreat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav!
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thanks for the fave :)
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thank you
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richardldixon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   Photographer
thanks so much for the fave :D (Big Grin)
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np!
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richardldixon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017   Photographer
thanks for the fave :)
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Nice gallery:) (Smile)
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !!
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