The 1960s medium format Diana camera has inspired some interesting builds before. An interesting Kickstarter project brings you another Diana F+ inspired camera – this time it’s an instant camera with interchangeable lenses. The Diana Instant Square is the world’s first Instax camera with interchangeable lenses and a hot-shoe mount. And if you’re into instant cameras, looks like this one could give you plenty of creative options.
The Diana Instant Square works with Fujifilm Instax Square Film. It lets you shoot at 1/60 s and in the Bulb mode. As for the aperture, you can set it manually, or choose between three preset options for different lighting conditions: sunny, partly sunny and cloudy.
The camera comes with a set of lenses produced for the Diana F+. You can choose between a 110 mm lens, a 75 mm lens, a 20 mm fisheye lens, a 55 mm wide-angle and a 38 mm super-wide-angle lens. The 55 mm lens also comes with a special attachment to turn it into a close-up lens.
Just like with all instant cameras, this one also produces some imperfections in images. But I guess it’s a part of its charm. Here are the full specs:
- Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Square Film
- Film Size: 86 mm × 72 mm
- Exposure Area: 62 mm × 62 mm
- Shutter Release: Manual N/B shutter
- Shutter Speed: N (1/60), B (Bulb Mode, Unlimited)
- Aperture: Manual settings, cloudy (f/11), partly sunny (f/19), sunny (f/32)
- Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
- Film Counter: Yes, mechanical
- Multiple Exposures: Unlimited
- Flash: Diana F+ Flash (with adapter, included in package), hot shoe (with adapter, included in package)
- Interchangeable Lens Mount: Diana F+ bayonet mount
- Focal Length of Kit Lens: 75 mm
- Zone Focusing Setting (kit lens): 1–2 m / 2–4 m / 4 m–infinity
- Tripod Mount: Yes
- Selfie Mirror: Yes
- Viewfinder: Reverse-Galilean, detachable
- Battery Supply: 4 × AAA batteries — please note that batteries are not included
- Filter Thread Diameter on 75 mm kit lens: 30.5 × 0.75
- Dimensions: (W×H×D) 140 mm × 115 mm × 98 mm
If you pledge $69 or more, you’ll get a Diana Instant Square Classic Edition camera, a Flash Plug and a Diana F+ Flash Hotshoe Plug. For $160 and more, you get the camera, flash and flash plugs, color gel filters, and four lenses. There are plenty more options to choose from, and from what I can see, they’re being sold fast. You can check them all out on Kickstarter. The expected delivery date is December 2018 or January 2019, depending on your selected reward.