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Diana Mini is a shrunken copy of the Diana F+ for 135 film. It is a basic plastic camera with a plastic lens and only the most basic features. For owners of a Diana F+ it is easy to use, the design and the features are the same. Its main features are:

24mm simple plastic menikus lens, ~F8, F11, 4-zone focus 0,6n, 1-2m, 2-4m, 4m-
Shutter ~1/60, B
Size 101x70x60,  Weight 140 gr.
2 frame sizes via switch,
24x24mm (36 exp.) and 24x17mm (72 exp., half frame), lens equivalent 30mm for sqare and 35mm for half frame, frame counter, cable release thread

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Camera front. viewer window, distance scale around the lens and shutter release. The cable release thread is under the lens.

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Camera back. Film format switch, viewer, frame counter, film adwance knob.

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Camera top. Flash socket and film advance.

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Camera bottom. Tripod socket, back cover release and film rewind.

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The basic set.

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Film compartment.

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Camera and third party flash with adapter to diana socket.

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Flash mounted.


As the Diana F+ the >Mini is a basic plastic camera with only one speed, no automatic exposure, no automatic film advance, no autofocus, not even a rangefinder, cheaply made plastic lenses that produce heavy vignetting and random results. As for the Diana F+, I don't think about measuring, I guess and I try. So for me the Mini is a nice find.

I got mine in near new condition with the original box, a third party flash and the flash adapter for a small sum on a flea market. So it was worth a try.

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