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Lomographic Holga Starter Kit


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  • Plastic 60/8 Optical Lens
  • Built-In Colorflash
  • Variable Shutter Speeds
  • The World through a Plastic Lens softcover book
  • 120 Medium Format Film (Not Included)

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Lomography
  • Model: 829
  • Film Format Type: 120
  • Included Flash Type: Built-in flash
  • Width: 3 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 3 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000JFGAUU
  • Item model number: 829
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,646 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

From its humble creation in 1982, the Holga has grown into a globe-spanning cult item, able to capture the most unique photographic treasures that you have ever seen. Pick up the Holga, free yourself from the rules, and shoot your heart out. The famous Medium-format dynamo, now with a built in flash and color-gel filters! Prepare to employ your trusty Holga day or night as the flash opens up new worlds of low-light images with the beloved Holga effects, soft focus, double-exposures, streaming colors, intense vignetting and unpredictable light leaks. A "B" setting keeps the shutter open for as long as you like, and the dandy new tripod thread allows for smooth tripod mounting. This kit comes with a full Holga 4 color poster, a beautiful coffee table book produced by Lomography, "The World Through a Plastic Lens" that features interviews and sample photography from Holga photographers from around the globe!

Customer Reviews

These cameras are fun for their unpredictable, yet amazing photo quality.
J. W. Groves
I don't want to mislead anyone I love "the camera" but save yourself a lot of money and but just the camera.
George Werlein
The Lomographic Holga Starter Kit a good package for getting into Holga style photography.
Mike Beach

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

126 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Steven W. Reeves on July 23, 2007
Take a break from digital photography. Let go of instant gratification. Embrace Lo-Fi photography!

This camera is a ton of fun. Load it up with cheap film from the closeout bin of your local camera shop. Snap away at anything at all. Double exposures, color-filled flashes, low-tech panoramics! Get your drugstore to process the film wrong (cross-process slide film) You can't mess up the pictures. They're messed up by design!

This funky counter-culture camera takes great "grunge" pictures that are a thousand times more interesting than yet another round of boring snapshots of your friends sitting around the table at Chili's smiling over half-eaten plates of chicken tenders.
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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful By derf on August 21, 2007
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a friend of mine and i were talking about how much we wanted holgas but couldn't find them... so when i saw this on here i immediately bought two kits, one for me and one for her.
and YES IT COMES WITH THE CAMERA. i just wanted to say that. but the whole package is great! comes with film, batteries, a poster extolling the virtues of lomography, a mini-handbook for the camera itself, incredibly easy to use. and what i think really makes the package is the "HOLGA - life through a plastic lens" book, with Holga enthusiasts, experts and aficionados giving you tips and sharing their images. Such a charming book, breathtaking pictures, and inspiring because it shows you what this cheap little thing is capable of. and they also give you cool little tricks for modifying the camera and different effects you can get and so on. so... yeah.
Buy it!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Music Teacher on July 28, 2007
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I have really enjoyed this kit. Before I bought it I was interested in trying a Holga but I knew nothing about the kind of film it needed or how to use the camera. This kit came with everything I needed - even batteries and electrical tape!
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on August 22, 2009
I have been wanting a Holga for a while and it may be a great camera, but I don't know because I can't use it yet!! I paid extra for shipping just so I could get it faster but lo and behold the kit does NOT come with film or batteries like it shows in the picture (I wish I had seen these other recent reviews before I bought it!). Now the batteries are no big deal, but having the film in the box would have been a big help. The book is not that great either IMO. It seems to be aimed more at people who already know how to use a Holga, and not a complete beginner's book like I was hoping for. Also, a good third of the book is taken up by a section containing quotes and bios from [...] users, which frankly I couldn't really care less about. There are lots of pictures and some cool tips, but not much "how-to" information. Luckily all of the how-to information can be found on the internet, but I feel a little cheated that I paid sixty bucks for a so-called "starter kit" that doesn't actually come with everything you need to get started, and does come with a book that if I had been able to look through in advance, I wouldn't have actually wanted. You may want to consider just buying the Holga itself, and not the kit. If you do buy the kit, make sure you order film as well if you want to be able to use it right away.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. Frye on July 19, 2007
This camera may be plastic but it's not meant for kids, the film is a little more difficult to load than a 35mm camera and is a little more fragile. But if you're interested in photography and you have never tried something different than a standard 35mm camera or a digital camera, this is a great product to buy. The book that comes with it includes work from other "lomographers" as well as tips and tricks on how to use your camera. The varied results are much more fun and interesting than a regular camera, and there are so many possibilities. It uses 120mm medium format film which you will need to purchase online or from a photo shop, worth the extra effort for the results if you're serious about photography.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By George Werlein on August 25, 2009
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I don't want to mislead anyone I love "the camera" but save yourself a lot of money and but just the camera. the name "starter kit" is very misleading! there is no film, no batteries but it comes with a very useless poster. again just buy the Lomographic Holga camera, go to YouTube type in Holga camera and have fun. JUST DON'T BUY THE STARTER KIT.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel C. Hartshorn on November 15, 2007
This is a great starter-kit into the world of the Holga/Toy/Lomography. The kit has everything to get started, and the book included is some nice eye-candy to get some ideas as to what this plastic camera is capable of. It's also a lot cheaper here than in most retail stores you might find in the downtown area of your city...ie: rhymes with Gurban Routfitters..;)
Great buy, great deal.
Holgas rock!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Shawn on May 17, 2007
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Very cool, and it takes GREAT pictures. The way things used to be done. Very MANUAL. The colored flash really does some awesome stuff on film.
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