Asiana

There are many Diana clones. Somebody knows the exact number, but I don't. I might have once but if I did, I don't anymore.

I've got about ten clones but I've never had Diana Fever. Still, they do interest me. These half-assed cameras were glued together in China somewhere. People actually got paid (and I use that word loosely) to assemble these things for export. They were given away as premiums at gas stations and other places.

A "new" Diana can fetch $200 on eBay.


























The Asiana is a metric Diana clone and it has only one iris opening. I overcame these serious limitations via my considerable photographic skills.

The photo to the left shows the lens set for one to two meters. I did the conversion to feet in my head.

That's not a real selenium thing to the left of the viewfinder.  There's only one shutter speed on The Asiana. I don't know what it is.



































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Before Dunkin' Donuts cornered the market, doughnuts were a treat. I remember going to a place like this one in West Springfield Massachusetts to watch doughnuts being made.  Jelly doughnuts were crammed full of jelly then. They shoved jelly inside of them and it used to leak out of the insertion hole. Yup, that's right.









































Pink Flamingo





Granby, MA


This old barn in South Hadley, MA was lost in the woods for decades. It's located next to sagging farmhouse.  Someone's clearing the lots now and both structures are for sale. My guess is they'll both be bulldozed to make room for big vinyl sided houses.






































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Boston, MA




Public Alley 809


Tri-X in HC110 (H) for eight minutes.