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The Diana Camera

The Diana camera is a toy.

It's the kind of camera that was given out decades ago for buying a tank of gas, or subscribing to a magazine. It was made of plastic, with a plastic lens. It looked cheap and it was cheap. It certainly didn't look like something that would give you good pictures.

Well, it's true. The Diana camera doesn't give good pictures. It gives interesting pictures.

In case you think I'm some sort of idiot, the 'Diana' is actually a type of camera, with many different names. The name is just printed on a circular label, which is stuck to the lens. The same crappy plastic camera was known as the Diana, the Stellar (as shown above), Dories, Debonair, Banner, and a pile of other names. They are all referred to as 'Diana Cameras'.

Toy Cameras


Diana Camera

Russian Cameras

Fed 3

Fed 5

Fed Micron

Kiev 4
Kiev 35
Zenit E


Olympus XA2
Olympus 35 RC
Twin Lens Reflex (TLR)

Pearl River