A picture taken with the Diana F+ camera using 120 roll film. Production of the plastic-bodied box camera began in China after fans of lo-fi photography turned the original Diana, by then no longer produced, into a collector’s item.

Camera club: the Hong Kong-made Diana – a lomography icon whose imperfections its fans celebrate

Plastic right down to its lens, and sold for US$1, the Diana was everything a camera shouldn’t be; then lomographers – fans of an equally bad USSR-made shooter – discovered it. Now collectors buy Dianas for US$300

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A picture taken with the Diana F+ camera using 120 roll film. Production of the plastic-bodied box camera began in China after fans of lo-fi photography turned the original Diana, by then no longer produced, into a collector’s item.
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