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Diana+ Dreamer Camera Puts a Hold on The Digital

Even though I look forward to the megapixel number for digital cameras and cell phone cameras increasing, don't think I'm not a wistful, sometimes very old-fashioned person. I miss the look of film sometimes — its richness and romance that digital, with its sharp edges and modern beauty, lacks. That's why I've been thinking about getting a film camera lately.

Urban Outfitters has a lot of vintagey cameras, but none of them have really tempted me until I saw the Diana+ Dreamer camera. An all-plastic reproduction from a '60s model, the Diana's simplicity ensures beautiful, dreamy images — think Virgin Suicides. Add to that the fact that its mint green color means it can be displayed without being an eyesore and that it comes with a Diana book filled with images and history, and you've got a sale, my friend.


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lovelylei lovelylei 7 years
oh this is so gorgeous i must go and buy one. even tho i already have too many cameras..
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
i need this camera!! :D
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 7 years
Oh that's so pretty! I love Urban Outfitters :)
missgnav missgnav 7 years
I own many cameras: two digital slrs, four digital point and shoots(!), antiques, a holga, three different lomo cameras, and several 35mms. I love them all, but I do have a lot of fun with my holga and lomo cameras. They're fun. My SLRs are amazing for when I want to do serious photography but I love taking my photos to a new level, and I like to do that with the holga and lomo cameras. They're really cheap and you can get some great pictures out of those. I have an entire wall of lomo photographs and it's my favorite. The Diana Dreamer is just to die for. I love the color. I don't think I'll buy it just because I already have so many cameras, but I think a lot of people will enjoy owning one.
karlotta karlotta 7 years
I've been trying to post the link to my holga photos for hours, but Sugar won't let me!! if you go to my site, karlotta dot com, click on any photo category (mariages, portraits... etc) and replace the last word of the address bar with "plastic" - i made that gallery just for you guys!
Frenched Frenched 7 years
It's absolutely CUTE! I love vintagey things! PLUS, it's named Diana and that's my name! :D :D
ohkate ohkate 7 years
natali3nguyen, I'll post them up in a blog and send you a message when I get them up (: as far as I can tell there isn't a difference between the diana+ and the diana+dreamer, it was just repackaged for uo and colored mint green. I could be wrong but I can't imagine they can do much more with a plastic camera.
karlotta karlotta 7 years
I made you guys a special gallery on my site to show you: http://www.karlotta.com/index.php?page=plastic I've been a fan of my Holga for years, even though I'm a professional photographer and like the sturdy weight of "real" cameras - still, that $20 plastic thing gave me so many good surprises, I always take it with me! Keep in mind that it's not 35mm film but medium format - it's slightly more expensive, and finding labs that process it can be tricky in some areas; but the cool things about it are so many, it's totally worth it! First, it can make square photos... just THAT is awesome. You should also visit http://www.lomography.com, for a whole world of amazing plastic cameras. They have the Diana, the Holga, and many more. I'm sure lots of you will enjoy learning about them, and maybe buying them (they're really cheap) and having years of fun with them. And some of you may even learn to stash that "fierce contempt" away...
michelle92 michelle92 7 years
never heard of it but sounds cool
natali3nguyen natali3nguyen 7 years
i was just looking at the urban outfitters website, and i was just wondering what the difference between the diana+ and the diana+dreamer is?
natali3nguyen natali3nguyen 7 years
i really want to see how the film develops from this camera. maybe you can post some up when you get your pics ohkate
jasmint jasmint 7 years
Love this camera! It sits high atop my "to buy in the near future" list.
omilawd omilawd 7 years
I love film cameras. There's something about that tangibility and not knowing how the film is going to develop that makes them so appealing. P.S. I hinted to my boyfriend that I want this camera for my birthday. :]
omilawd omilawd 7 years
I love film cameras. There's something about that tangibility and not knowing how the film is going to develop that makes them so appealing.P.S. I hinted to my boyfriend that I want this camera for my birthday. :]
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
P.S.I harbor a fierce contempt for plastic cameras. **scowl**
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
P.S. I harbor a fierce contempt for plastic cameras. **scowl**
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
I still love my old-school Pentax K1000. Very basic, but produces gorgeous photos and is affordable and simple to operate.The K100 hit the market right around the time I was born but was my first real camera in college when I studied art and photography. I still have it -- it's very difficult to break.It has such a satisfying weight while held.I am a simple girl. I love my little obsolete picture-box.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
I still love my old-school Pentax K1000. Very basic, but produces gorgeous photos and is affordable and simple to operate. The K100 hit the market right around the time I was born but was my first real camera in college when I studied art and photography. I still have it -- it's very difficult to break. It has such a satisfying weight while held. I am a simple girl. I love my little obsolete picture-box.
ohkate ohkate 7 years
I got a diana for christmas (unfortunately mine is not mint green). I took some photos while in Florida a few weekends ago and recently dropped them off at the photo store. I'm anxiously awaiting the call to pick them up to see how they turned out. One thing I would recommend when you purchase 120 film for your dinana is to purchase vivid color film so that your photos pop just a little more. Fuji Velvia 100NC 12MM Color Slide Film is very nice for high color contrast shots, however Velvia is slide film so make sure to ask for prints. One cool trick, if your photo developing location can do this, is to cross process your slide film so that there is a color shift to your prints, blue or green depending on the slide flim you use, gives you a really cool surreal look to the shots. An alternative vivid film that is not slide film is Kodak Portra 400NC 120mm Color Print Film which I've used several times, very warm bright colors from those prints.
ohkate ohkate 7 years
I got a diana for christmas (unfortunately mine is not mint green). I took some photos while in Florida a few weekends ago and recently dropped them off at the photo store. I'm anxiously awaiting the call to pick them up to see how they turned out.One thing I would recommend when you purchase 120 film for your dinana is to purchase vivid color film so that your photos pop just a little more. Fuji Velvia 100NC 12MM Color Slide Film is very nice for high color contrast shots, however Velvia is slide film so make sure to ask for prints. One cool trick, if your photo developing location can do this, is to cross process your slide film so that there is a color shift to your prints, blue or green depending on the slide flim you use, gives you a really cool surreal look to the shots. An alternative vivid film that is not slide film is Kodak Portra 400NC 120mm Color Print Film which I've used several times, very warm bright colors from those prints.
m-m-m m-m-m 7 years
What's with wanting a <b>plastic</b> camera??? The weight of a Pentax or similar film camera is 50% of the point. The other 50% is, of course, the picture quality. There is no room for plastic. If you're not convinced I think Fisher Price still makes film cameras but the only downside is that you can't get them at (<i>sub</i>Urban Outfitters!
m-m-m m-m-m 7 years
What's with wanting a plastic camera??? The weight of a Pentax or similar film camera is 50% of the point. The other 50% is, of course, the picture quality. There is no room for plastic. If you're not convinced I think Fisher Price still makes film cameras but the only downside is that you can't get them at (subUrban Outfitters!
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