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This item sold on September 7, 2012.

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Well, here's a weird one. This is the Zip 'Instant-Load' camera, which is clearly a clone of the infamous Great Wall Diana camera. This camera is not functional, so it's being sold for display or parts. The shutter plunger looks to have been snapped off, and as such, the shutter can't be fired. I'm not sure if there is any way to fix this. Also, the badge on the top of the camera has fallen off, as has the metal ring around the lens (see photos for details).

This is a pretty bizarre Diana camera, though, and may be of some interest to Diana collectors. The frame window on the back of the camera has been covered up, and the film advance knob has a frame counter on it instead. Inside the camera is a note about using "Zip" Film Magazines in this camera. I honestly have no idea what the heck those are. It does seem like a regular 120 sized roll of film fits in the camera, so maybe Zip was just a different brand of 120 film.

Again, this camera is being sold as non-functioning, but if you do decide to purchase it, you can always do what I did with one of my own Diana clones - I sawed off the lens with a hacksaw to have a goofy plastic lens to use in whatever weird Franken-cameras I was working on, and then turned the body of the de-lensed camera into a pinhole camera. Without a lens, the camera will be have a low profile (I keep mine in the front pocket of my purse for pinhole emergencies - they happen more than you'd think!), and a pinhole camera will have an extreme wide angle. With the frame counter on the film advance knob, you could even try using 220 film in this camera!

The Diana takes 16 square images on 120 sized film. It comes with its original box and instruction manual.

Camera size - 5" x 3.25" x 3.55"
Camera weight - 5 oz.


**Item ships via USPS First Class Mail outside of the United States.

Zip Instant-Load Diana Clone - 120 Camera

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: plastic, camera
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 274 reviews
  • Favorited by: 23 people