Retro Shooter

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Just got back from testing the Rhianna Digital Diana from Cyclops LoFi Cameras. As some of you might know, I’m giving away one of these little babies to the most Liked photograph of the Colour Street Photo Challenge Thingy on Facebook after December 7th.

Apologies for the date imprint on the images, as I had not been able to work out the Menu Settings functions so far. Shooting with this little plastic wonder is truly mind-freeing. I can’t remember having this kind of fun in photography since way back in the 70s with Instamatic cameras.

A bit about the capture sizes and quality. There are several settings you can shoot at : 3648 x 2048, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1760 x 1760, ..and so on, with Superfine, Fine and Normal.  Several Filter Effects one can also choose, from the standard Black&White, Sepia, Blue, Green Red filters, as well as Cool, Warm, IR, Binary, Vivid, Dog Eye, Aibao(?), Gothic, and the special Rhianna, Lomo styles.

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Overall, the Digital Diana is a fun little camera, and kudos to Greg Dash of Cyclops Cameras for successfully raising the necessary funds on Indiegogo to realise this camera. It can create generally good images and with the special effects filters, satisfy the Instagrammers and Hipsters alike. Personally, I really like the Gothic and Aibao filters.

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