Snow cat (or “Sneeukatjie”) is my newest addition to my equipment! It is a Diana F which is a faithful reproduction of the sixties classic Diana camera. It’s loved for its mysterious vignettes and soft-focus and forms part of Lomography. And I love it! My plan is to eventually buy a separate back for Snow Cat, which will allow me to take good old instant photos with it. For the moment it is a 120film camera, but i bought a 35mm back for it so I can use it with normal film/slides as well. It will obviously never-ever replace my Canon 5D Mark II, but I just love the look and feel of it and might use it for a shot or 2 in a wedding for variation. The lens (and actually the whole camera) is plastic and it only have 3 settings to focus: 1-2m, 2-4m and then 4m-infinity. For the light setting, you have an option between cloudy, semi-cloudy and sunny. Because you have to wind on the the film manually, double exposure is easy. I already shot 3 spools of films and tried the double exposure …and that really excites me!
The lab where I always develop my wedding photos could not believe that I handed in film. There is just something about the fact that you give in a spool and “miraculously” you receive photos when you go back in an hour! Ones you took, but have not seen yet.
Anyway, 2 of the films were normal coulor film and the other a slide film, which was cross-processed. (Slide and normal coulor film needs 2 different processes to develop and if you cross-process, the colours comes out all funny and cool.) Most of them were taken at Kalkbaai area and the other on our farm when I, my brother and sister in law visited my older brother on the farm. Enjoy and please let me know what you think!
This is Snow Cat:
This is what snow cat can do: