Petone, Wellington NZ, July 2012: Scored an original variant of the now famous “Diana” camera recently for just NZD $20. New versions can go for up to $150-$200. The Diana and it’s many clones were manufactured in Hong Kong in the 1960’s. Infamous for their dubious construction, soft focus, light leaks and vignetting, they are […]

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Wellington, NZ, 2008: Shot on a Diana (original model), the infamous plastic toy camera that inspired many imitations.  Manufactured by the Great Wall Plastic Factory of Kowloon (Hong Kong) during the 60’s and 70’s, most cameras were exported to the UK and USA, where they were usually given away as an inexpensive novelty gift. The […]

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