Great Wall Plastic Company Diana 151

Aside from the miniature HIT camera, the Diana is the lightest camera in my collection. Manufactured by the Great Wall Plastic Company on the 1960’s as a very inexpensive novelty camera (and copied extensively). This is the original “No. 151 Made in Hong Kong” model which, as I understand, produces interesting results from its plastic meniscus lens.

It has a two-speed shutter (B and I) and three aperture settings, Sunny, Partly Cloudy, and Cloudy which roughly translate to f22,f16, and f11 respectively) and three-zone focus which in the absence of positive lock is essentially 4ft to infinity.

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