Anny (No. W20)
One of two cameras I have that are called Anny. This type of body is what we'd call a clone. It's like a Diana, but a bit different. Like a brother or sister: you can see the family resemblence but you know they're not the same thing.
There's no zone-focus. No bulb. No apertures. Nada. Except the good old shutter lever. Well, it would be useless without that unless you had to quickly remove the lens cap and then replace it at 1/60th of a second or something. That would be stupid, though.
Anny F (Flash)
Anny number 2, or Anny F, or Anny Flash. This is like a souped-up version of the plain Anny, featuring a flash hotshoe (I've no idea if it actually works - you need one of those two-pin flashguns), bulb, three apertures and the good old front zone-focus. So basically taking it up to standard Diana level with an additional hotshoe.
Arrow (No. W20A)
Diana clone, which looks very, very much like the Diana except the aperture and b/i switches have changed places and the blue top is a bit darker and a little more green/turquoise. So make of that what you will. Clones shmones, I say. It even has a very, very similar box to the Diana, except in yellow instead of the orange. And without the baby photo.
The Banner is another purely point-and-shoot clone. Ain't nothing but the shutter goin' on.
This is probably one of my favourites, purely because it has a focussing ring on the actual barrel of the lens. This obviously means you can set the focus without having to turn the camera around to look at the front. Genius! Also, the fake lightmeter sensors on the front give it a bit of sparkle. Nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't go overboard with it.
Diana (No. 151)
The camera by which all others are judged. Well, nobody actually knows if this is the original model, but the name seems to have stuck since there were so many of this particular one. So Diana Camera it is, then. Not much more I can say other than it has the three-zone focus, bulb and three apertures. And it says Diana on it. And it comes in a box with a baby on it. Awww...
Diana-F (No. 162A & No. 162B)
What do you get if you stick a couple of holes in the top of a Diana and then make a little flash gun for it? A Diana-F! Yes, you do. And then you put it in a lovely minty, pastel box, with a matching box for the flash, and then you sit back and admire (because you don't have any bulbs for the flash - yet).
The flash does indeed work, and takes two AA batteries. Well, it looks like it would work. I have no bulb. But I will track one down and report back...
Harrow DeLuxe (No. 809)
This Harrow DeLuxe is another of those barrel-focus ones, which I prefer (filters block the front focus on the standard Diana and similar). Three apertures and B/I.
Rand (No. 111)
My first ever Diana Camera. It's like my first child and will always be special, or something. It's getting a bit tired looking these days as it has been as far as Tunisia, always in a polythene bag. I know, I'm a terrible father.
This is the classic Diana body, which features front zone-focus, bulb/instant switch and three aperture settings. Mainly spotted/available in the UK, by all accounts (well, I've got one and a mate of mine has one and we're in the UK - that's good enough for me).
8/03/08 - Just bought a second Rand. In a box (which is a drawer-type one, like a large matchbox) with that baby.
Rosko (No. 202)
Unbelievable Low Price! Well, I've no idea what it was but I bet it was much cheaper than it is now...
Classic Diana controls, on the clone/ fake-rangefinder-style body. And all sealed up in a plastic wrapper. The instructions are on the back.
This is the classic Diana body, right down to the box. With the baby on it. Not the same baby, though. Where did all these babies come from? Plus there's a woman on it too. The baby's mother? Who knows? Who cares?
Stellar (No. 8100)
This is pretty much the classic Diana, even down to the orangey box with the baby on it, but the B/I and the aperture knobs have switched places. Why? Who knows...