La famille Diana / The Diana family
membres de la famille / The family members :
Il semble que tous les appareils de la série aient été fabriqués à Hong Kong si l'ont en croit les inscriptions sur les boîtes quoique celles-ci ne portent aucune marque de commerce. Il est assez facile de trouver des exemplaires de ces appareils pour quelques dollars, mais malheureusement l'anneau de chrome autour de la lentille est souvent manquant. Il existe au moins 41 modèles faisant partie de cette famille.
The cameras in this family are almost all identical except for some "sophisticated" models that have a fake lightmeter and sometimes a 3-zone focus. They are very cheaply built and completely made of plastics, even the lens. This is, really, what makes it so popular with arts students. These cameras give somewhat blurred images whose corners are often underexposed. Other reasons behind this popularity are the real simple handling and the lack of adjustments of the exposure. So, arts teachers require their students to get one of these inexpensive (not any more) cameras with which they can concentrate on the techniques more than the gadgets on their camera.
It seems that all the cameras in this family were made in Hong Kong, as we can see on some of the boxes but none of these boxes bears any brand name. These cameras are often found with the chromed lens ring missing and they can usually be bought for a few dollars. There is at least 41 known models in this family.
|Nous avons regroupé en "famille" les caméras ayant des ressemblances physiques ou fonctionnelles. Elles n'ont pas nécessairement été fabriquées par la même compagnie. / The above cameras are grouped in families according to our observations of their physical or fonctional resemblances. They were not necessarily made by the same company.|
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