Toy cameras have become extremely popular in recent years. Many classics being retooled and re-released, such as theDiana andHolga. Along with new versions like theBlackbird, Fly and theLomo which have also become big sellers. I found this original vintageDiana above oneBay, where they can go for anywhere from $30 to $100 depending on condition.
It is the dreamy quality of the plastic lens that seems to enamor users. My friend, photographerJean Allsop was the first to introduce me to them back when we were students. I found my firstDiana at aflea market in NYC a few years later.
I just discovered thatLomography makes aDiana lens and anadapter ring for myCanon Digital SLR (they also make them forNikons). So I ordered my own and will post some images when I get it. I love the idea of being able to combine the look of a toy camera image with the ease of my digital.
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