They have now become a firm favorite for the Lomography photographer and have recently been relaunched as the Diana+. heres an interesting link well worth spending some time looking at. http://www.lomography.com/about
Sadly I seem to have no photos left that I took withe the Diana. I do however have a small number of some of the earliest photos taken with the Praktica. These are black and whites taken during the summer of 1973 at our home in Tauranga, New Zealand. I have recently scanned them as the photos themselves are very slowly degenerating.
|The family home Tauranga N.Z. 1973|
|My father and brother apparently fixing something.|
|Tabatha our favorite cat.|
|The only known photo of 'Sooty" our other cat.|
Just some of about 20 photos that I have salvaged through the processing with Lightroom 3 and other tools. When these were taken I had a small darkroom at home and all these photos were processed and printed by me. I was 16 years old at the time and I thought I had some pretty high tech stuff. If I had known then what was about to come in the photographic world, I probably would have said it was a fairy story. How things change.