Although Vivitar in terms of plastic cameras are best known for the legendary
VUWS, they produced several at the turn of the century, some of which have also got a cult following like the PN2011 (commonly seen in Reader’s Digest PN919 guise). But does this live up to its more famous sibling ?
Continue reading Behind the Mask – Reader’s Digest PN919/Vivitar PN2011 Review
This ultra compact plastic camera has grabbed by attention for a while. It is for a toy camera a wonderful piece of design and possibly the smallest mass produced camera for a common film format. Haking have made some corking fixed focus numbers IMHO and some howlers but where does this sit and is it the 110 world’s VUWS ?
(NOTE now updated here) Continue reading Halina Micro 110 Review – Is it the 110 VUWS ?
A need to trim down my cameras this year saw my Fisheye One go. But did this plastic beast with a 170º angle of view live up to its price tag ?
Lomography Fisheye One in Green
Continue reading Lomography Fisheye One Review – Bon voyage my sticky out pal
Plastic Trash cam or sheer Genius ?
Both are descriptions I’ve heard about the Halina Panorama also better known in the US as the Ansco Pix Panorama . But where does the truth lie with this no frills Shooter.
Halina Panorama a fixed focus 35mm simple camera
Continue reading Halina Panorama Review : No Frills Plastic-O-Rama
Diana Mini ironically captured on instagram. In classic Blue black
The Diana Mini has been one of Lomography Society International (LSI) best-selling products and is a gorgeous re-imaging of their simple 120 film Diana F+ in mini form taking 35mm film. But like its big brother, it is a camera of 2 halves good and bad. But do those halves balance out in this toy class manual shooter ?
Continue reading Diana Mini Review : Ultra compact abet challenging fun
Diana F+ Edelweiss Variant (note plastic chuck on left for wedging shutter open in bulb
Lomography’s plastic classic left me strangely disappointed when it arrived. I’d been impressed by its little brother, the Diana Mini, but this seemed a shoddier affair and worryingly idiosyncratic. However a few rolls later and I’m warming to it.
Continue reading Diana F+ Review : Or How I Learned to love the Plastic bomb