I finally received my Diana F+ Chromiac in the mail. It cost twice as much as the Holga 120 even with a coupon. It is more stylish than the Holga with a sixties feel but in hand this 120 film camera is smaller, and more delicate than the Holga. The flash is a non-replaceable bulb flash. It looks great but I’ve gotten away from the traditional, sectional camera bags. My plastic cameras bump around in a large tote, but this camera will require a specific level of care.
I’ve begun shooting with it but I haven’t developed the film yet. The Diana F+ has interchangeable lenses. The Holga does not. I bought the fisheye, and the 75mm glass lens with the shutter release, which I haven’t received yet. Everything about the Diana F+ feels intricate. The major reason why I like plastic cameras is their simplicity. The Diana F+ makes me feel like I should give myself a manicure with the perfect shade of blue nail polish.
Look for a Diana F+ portfolio at the end of March.
The Detroit Public Library has an amazing grand staircase made of marble with an arched Italian Renaissance ceiling. It’s definitely a window to the past opulence of Detroit, and one of my favorite places to visit. After shooting on a cold, and windy day I popped in with my Holgaroid.