Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Debonair Diana Clone

The Debonair camera differs almost nothing from any ordinary Diana camera, there are few models around and the changes are mostly in design. 

The model above was “improved” with the addition of the focus ring outside the barrel so you can rotate the lens just like an Slr.

Of course you won't get to see the focus on the viewfinder but instead you have to look at the ring to check the distance, I found it easier and faster to shoot since you don't have to turn the camera to check the distance scale,  just like the Holga. The old focus scale was replaced by a fake selenium meter around the lens. 

The winding knob matches with the camera's colour instead of the usual black.

The  resulting images are exactly what you would expect from a Diana clone camera...

Fomapan 100 - Rodinal 1:100 1 hour stand development.

Fuji Sensia 100 ISO