Stupid Hipster Lens Review – the “Dreamy Diana”
Blunty’s review on the Dreamy Diana Lens from Photojojo, which claims to ads a “retro mode” to your DSLR, so he’s off on an adventure into the vile, poser filled lands of faux nostalgia infested by vapid Hipsters who drool over deliberately crappy plastic lenses, he is a pilgrim in an unholy land! …
The “Dreamy Diana” is a plastic lens for “Lomography” or so called “lo-fi” photographers, it’s made to emulate the lens on the Diana camera from the 1960’s, the 38mm Super Wide Diana+ Lens is supposed to create a “soft & dreamy focus” for your photos, you can get it with either a Canon or Nikon DSLR adapter and the lens’s very basic focus has three distance settings, 1-2m, 2-4m and Infinity, and you’ll get the best out of it in high contrast light
I got the “Dreamy Diana” lens kit from Photojojo;
“You’ve got libraries full of flawless, uber professional, kick-ass magazine worthy photographs.
But despite the hundreds of dollars spent on whotzits and whatzits galore you’ve hit an artistic dead end.
Don’t fret photo friend! Even Thomas Kinkade gets tired of glowy lamp posts and elfish villages. You’re in a rut! And unlike Kinkade, you’ve got no mass produced art revenue to fall back on.
You do, however, have something far more reputable, The Dreamy Diana lens!
It’s a lovely plastic lens that transforms your beloved hunk of metal and glass into a digital toy camera. Yesiree you can now get that lovable Lo-fi “technology” on your digi cam from Lomography’s series of Diana plastic cameras.
Dianas are known for their low saturation, soft surreal blurs, and unpredictable colors.
Simply attach the plastic lens and its adapter directly onto your SLR’s body (Nikon or Canon) and shoot away. With one part Diana camera (old school lo-fi plastic) and one part modern DSLR you’ve got yourself one mighty fine recipe for unconventionally amazing photographs.
Finally! A way re-invent your style while kicking it digital with the hip kids and their plastic cams. (And for future reference, Thomas Kinkade = not hip).”