An Instax Square camera with interchangeable lenses and hotshoe flash? Yes please.

A new lo-fi camera for Polaroid-style photos.

Diana Instant Square Camera
The Diana Instant Square Camera comes in two colors: the classic blue-and-black ‘60s design and a cream-colored version with light blue panels and brown leather accents.Lomography

Lomography, our favorite creator of lo-fi film cameras, is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for a new Instant Square Camera with an interchangeable lens and a hotshoe flash. It's called the Diana Instant Square Camera. It's still in Kickstarting mode, but predictably, it has already surpassed its initial $100,000 fundraising goal and still has 24 days to go. Like the campaigns for the Lomo'Instant and the Petzval Portrait Lens its safe to say that this is a camera that will be coming to the market.

interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe flash mount
The Instax-compatible camera has interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe flash mount.Lomography

The Instax-compatible camera has interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe flash mount, which could make the Diana Instant Square Camera a lot more versatile than other instant cameras that rely solely on built-in flashes. Any of the Diana F+ lenses will work with the Instant Square Camera Diana F+ (110 mm telephoto lens, 75 mm glass lens, 20 mm fisheye lens, 55 mm wide-angle and 38 mm super-wide-angle lens) if those options seem a little funky, keep in mind that because the film that the Instant Square Camera uses is so large it actually makes the lenses appear much wider than they would on a typicaly 35mm camera.

The Diana Instant Square Camera comes in two colors: the classic blue and black ‘60s design and a cream colored version with light blue panels and brown leather accents. Both versions have an adjustable aperture (f/32 for sunny days, f/19 for partly cloudy conditions and f/11 for cloudy days) and a manual zone focusing system.The camera allows for unlimited multiple exposures (taking multiple shots on a single negative), and bulb mode, which leaves the shutter open as long as you hold the button for long exposures. There is a detachable viewfinder and a standard filter thread that makes it easy to use Lomo’Instant accessories with the camera. There is also a selfie mirror on the front of the mirror to make sure your mug gets in the frame.

Sample images from the Diana Instant Square Camera
Sample images from the Diana Instant Square Camera.Lomography

Interested in other instant cameras that shoot squares? Here are some options:

A pledge of $69 will get you the Classic black-and-blue camera with a square-flash plug and the hotshoe plug. For $89 you will get all of that plus a set of gels and a flash. For $150 you'll get a set of interchangeable lenses for the camera, and for $275 you get all of the above, plus a variety of Lomography filters. Lomography says the expect the cameras to begin shipping December 2018.

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