well - I don't know about "more interesting" (a matter of taste of course), but certainly different.
Originally Posted by nhemann
I get annoyed when I hear the claim that it is the same camera - same lens and so on.
It is clearly not.
I have both. Used the new one once - the old one for years.
I'll upload two images. Not the same film/processing and so on, but maybe to clarify what I am thinking...
The first is done with the new Diana+ (gold version, if you please...)
The figure in the lower right corner would never in a million years be seen so clearly on an old Diana... the new one makes much clearer images - the old one seems to have a very small person sitting in each corner; pulling in the negative/motive...
the second one is made with the old Di.
Not better (as I actually like the little figure in the first image), but different (?).
It only shows, that one need to know what one's camera can do - and what it does to a motive...
But they are different for sure.
It all depends on the background I think. I have "old" Diana images, where the distortion isn't that obvious, bu tI havn't managed to get the new Diana to do it...
Dark corners? Proberly on both...
EDIT: about the variations: true! I actually have a "version" which makes sharper images in the corners than in the middle.... Hard to do something worth wile with....;-)
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