21 Mar Review: Lomography Diana Instant Square

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Lomography Diana Instant Square
Shop.Lomography | $99.00

The Diana Instant Square camera from Lomography mashes the charm of a Diana F+ toy film camera with the novelty of the Instax Square format. Lomography has long offered an instant back for the F+, but this takes the concept a step further. The Diana Instant Square is the only instant camera with truly interchangeable lenses and like most Lomography products, offers unpredictable and often lo-fi results.

Key specifications: 75mm F11 (38mm equiv.) kit lens 1/100 sec fixed shutter speed Four aperture settings Zone focus Removable viewfinder Auto frame counter Double exposure and bulb mode Attachment flash (sold separately) Compared to peers

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The most obvious competitor to the Diana Instant Square is the Fujifilm SQ6 – it also uses Instax Square format at a similar price tag. But unlike the Diana – which is manual focus with manual aperture control – the Fujifilm is more automatic in its operation.

Operation

The camera operates on four AAA batteries that you load into the bottom, and a pack of Instax Square film pops into the rear of the camera. The camera has three settings: Off, On and MX (multiple exposure). When you turn it on the film counter on the back glows green to show you how many shots you have left. It ships with an optional viewfinder that slides onto the top…

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