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Can anyone help me decide what camera(s) to buy?

Asked by yannick (985points) April 5th, 2010

So here’s the deal. I’ve decided I want to buy 1 or 2 cameras, because I can. I’ve been looking around on and have narrowed it down to a couple of options. Basically, I want to get some description of Diana, and I also want either a fisheye camera or a fisheye lens for the Diana. My two options, as I see it, are as follows:

1) Diana Mini w/ Flash and Fisheye No. 2 camera


2) Diana F+, 35mm back addon and 20mm fisheye lens

The total price difference is negligible (about $4 AUD) but I guess things like film & development costs of 120 vs. 35mm could be important.

Any suggestions as to what option I should go with? (Or why I should go with neither? =P)

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Kokoro's avatar

Mmm, lomo! I would go with option 2. Medium format can sometimes be a pain as far as availability, to be able to use 35mm would be nice. Plus if you just buy the fisheye lens it would also give you the opportunity to change lens as you please instead of logging around two cameras at a time.

arpinum's avatar

to buy and develop film:
120 film $1 a photo
135 film $0.35 a photo.
prices depend on market and where you are going.
Printing will cost more. Professional scanning may cost 8x more for 120 film.
Many consumer scanners have holders for 135 but not 120.

That said, I shoot more 120 than 135.

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