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    Hi rkmiec, thanks very much for your kind offer. Let's leave it for now, but yes, it does help, so I'll let you know if I want to go ahead. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okto View Post
    Holgas used to be $8 five years ago. The cost of plastic didn't go up 375% in that time; the hipster value of the Holga name did.
    It isn't the cost of doing business, it's the profit of doing business with the uninformed and the pretentious.
    Amen.

    At this point I'm just happy all the white belt and soulpatch wearing hipsters have stopped yammering on about their LC-A's.

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    my sister just got a diana + (through work, she's a teacher) for £7, brand new, boxed with the little book (which is great). are they really that expensive?

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    I think it looks sort of cool in this quirky, oddball way. Lomo has found a niche for itself, and I like that they're committed to film photography.

    The Freestyle package also includes a book. So for $49.99, you get the camera and the book. That's a reasonable deal.

    Maybe I'll do a new Diana vs. classic Diana shootout.

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    I ended up buying a vintage Diana on eBay for USD81 (plus 15.90 shipping). That's a day after losing one on eBay in my own city, which ended up selling for 268 AUD. That's a whopping 236 USD!!! Thanks again for all the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield View Post
    In a way I wouldn't mind playing with a toy camera. I had a plastic camera at about the age of four or five and loved it. The Lomography Shop has a reproduction of the Diana F+, but is it really worth 95 USD plus 45 USD postage? Any satisfied users out there?
    I wouldn't pay $150 for that kind of thing. I don't think I'd ever buy from lomography company, much as I like their contribution to keeping people coming to film. They take this idea of cobbling your way into photography the cheap way, then skillfully present it with a bunch of youthful cross-processed images and marketing hype and mark it up 1000%. Hell, have you checked their prices on the lubitel 166B? You can get one from ebay for $25 or so, and they charge upwards of $200.
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    The US Govt. is threatening to send some tax money BACK to the tax payers (yes, a very miniscule percentage of what they TAKE in) in the hopes that we will buy Holgas and Dianas and film and other imported photo goodies, and get the economy moving ever upward again. I wish they would take SOME of the money and fix some of the dang potholes in the roads caused by the harsh winter, which somehow (nobody is sure how this could be happening) is caused by global (or local) warming. It MUST be an election year in this country. The only GOOD news about all that is that in less than 365 days we will have a different president than the one we have now.

    Or, take some of the free money (if it ever gets here) and buy a half a sack of groceries, or make part of a mortgage payment, or hire a good (do they have to be good?) bankruptcy lawyer.

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    i agree that the lomo shop isnt the cheapest place you can get the diana and other cameras from but i have spent more on apperently "superior" cameras and been really disappointed. Its different for everybody. I got a Bronica SQA and back for £90 which i think is cheap, others might disagree.
    As for picture quality, my friend uses her diana f+ alot and gets really good images

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    Buy on Amazon!!!

    I just bought the Diana F+ from Amazon for $40 and free shipping. It doesn't come with the flash, but it's cheaper than the regular Diana. It's a great camera i've used it a lot already. i suggest developing it yourself, though, because it's getting expensive.

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