Holga 120N Medium Format Film Camera Plastic Lens Black Body
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Removal of the front lens assembly is not difficult, making it possible to add a filter gel to the "sunny" position or decrease the minimum-focusing distance. The photo turned out really dark but I did a some cool imprint of the number and some dots that are printed on the back of the film!
The unpredictable light leaks along with the softness and vignettes in the corners became desired rather than shunned, and the signature retro, surreal, and dreamlike Holga look they produce has endured ever since. The one with slippery metal clamps on the side, the off center viewfinder, and the flash that never worked. Seeing no future in its home market, the makers began to market the Holga to the West as a quirky, unpredictable toy camera. Holgon Strobe Flash, a bulky flash which features multi flash strobe (which keeps flashing as long as the shutter stays open in bulb mode) or single flash (a more powerful flash, which will flash once on pressing the shutter and a second time on release).Like its older sibling, it’s got an all-plastic lens, two shutter settings, and two aperture settings. While I’ll do my best to come up with something cool, this isn’t a professional camera so the quality or outcome of the images isn’t guaranteed.
Its poor build quality results in the Holga’s beautiful light leaks which streak across images like errant paintbrush strokes. It has an incredibly low-cost construction with a plastic meniscus lens (two spherical curved surfaces, convex on one side and concave on the other side). At the time, it struct me how many of the filters are based on the type of results you would get out of a Holga.
I love this little 120 camera it's easy and fun to use and compared to my other cameras it's much lighter. Other Holga variants, denoted either by the letter 'G' in their model name, or the name WOCA, feature a simple glass lens, but are otherwise identical in construction. Shooting without an insert can lead to problems keeping the 120 size film flat against the film plane. This can often add to an image by separating what you have “sharp” in the center from the rest of the scene, giving it depth.