Sometimes old cameras screw up because they’re frail and busted; other times because they’re just poorly made. In the case of my all plastic Lomography Diana Mini, it was the latter.

The Diana Mini is a 135 film modern copy of the 60s original Diana 120 film camera, with a few extra features. The copy is so good, in fact, that Lomography has even managed to accurately incorporate the quality manufacturing processes of the original, right down to poor tolerances. I wouldn’t mind so much, but the original was often given away for free with a tank of gasoline in the US, whereas the new versions cost more than is to be reasonably expected for a small plastic box of this type. I didn’t pay too much luckily, since mine was from ebay.

Here’s my first film loading experience:

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Diana Mini 35mm

A few days after loading, the advance sprocket jammed tight and further forceful winding resulted in destroyed film.

I have since managed to load it again with much better results.

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Lomography Diana Mini Disaster
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7 thoughts on “Lomography Diana Mini Disaster

  • September 15, 2016 at 10:29 am
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    Glad she is back up and running could have turned out much worse.

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  • September 15, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    Happy you got her working again. That could have turned out very bad .

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  • June 24, 2015 at 10:03 am
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    Now that you’ve got her loaded, are you taking her out to party? Rather… are we going to see some photos? 😉

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    • June 29, 2015 at 5:11 am
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      @maesha I can’t even remember the last party I was invited to !

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  • June 24, 2015 at 8:34 am
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    I’m sure Diana will be pleased to know she is a disaster lol

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