Holga 120 Color Flash Camera
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- Multiple exposure capability
- Standard tripod mount (1/4 - 20)
- Bulb exposure selector for extra long exposures.
- Your film will now travel smoothly in either 6x4.5cm or 6x6cm formats with the two plastic masks, included.
- Also, no more broken fingernails the format arrow on the back of the camera easily slides between 12 and 16 exposures
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|Film Format Type||120|
|Package Height||4.1 x 4.6 x 6.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.15 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
There aren't many cameras that can take such a beating and still survive. I have dropped this several times, my toddler daughter has gotten hold of it, and it still looks and performs as it did the day I bought it.
Helpful hints: get yourself some tape, because the metal clips that hold the back of the camera on slide all the time. And you DON'T want to lose your precious images simply because you didn't secure the camera!
The camera will probably come with a 6x6 mask already inserted, and the 6x4.5 mask wrapped in plastic. I believe the older Holgas never had an actual 6x6 mask, only the 6x4.5 (that meant you had to tape up the inside so the edges wouldn't scratch your film). The other great thing about this 6x6 mask is that it holds your AA batteries in so you don't have to tape them up. It does reduce the risk of light leaks, so if you are going for that, it might not happen in-camera (but I got leaks while unloading the film, so there's always a way!).
I suggest investing in the cable release that will allow you to comfortably do long exposures shots without holding your breath and praying. Of course, get yourself a tripod, because this model has a mount already - no need to mod it!
Also, tape up the little switch on the bottom, the one that enables the "Bulb" feature. I have had entire rolls ruined because I was shooting in the daytime and had inadvertently slid the button over to "B."
Most importantly - have fun with this camera. It takes a few rolls to really get to where you feel comfortable, so if your first roll or two makes you want to cry, we have ALL been there before.
The only drawback is the price and inconvenience of film/development. Try to buy in bulk, and get film developed only - not printed. It'll only cost about $2-3 a roll, and you can then scan the negatives (another investment, but if you see film in your future...) or print them yourself. But honestly, it's worth it. I'm so excited every time I get a roll back from the developers I can hardly wait, and I'm seldom disappointed. If you can appreciate the strange, beautiful way the Holga views the world, and not expect it to produce high fidelity images, you can't go wrong.
There is another side to this coin however as there are those out there that do not like digital or what it has done to the entire field of photography over the last 5-10 years. I am one of those people. I absolutely love photography. Its not only my single favorite hobby, its also how I make my living. Its the entire process that I fell in love with, not just the end result. The loading of the film, the limited number of pictures per roll of film, the printing in a darkroom and most importantly the seemingly limitless creative aspects of film itself. There are so many things that you can do to alter the look of the film or print and I am sorry but running your picture through a filter in photoshop doesn't even begin to compare. The end result may appear similar but the process that got you there couldn't possibly be more different. I love the processes just as much as I do the end result and digital just doesn't even begin to compare.
Anyways this is where camera's like the Holga and Diana come in. These are camera's for people who are in love with film and the different looks that film can give you. These are sometimes referred to as toy cameras however that does not take anything away from these cameras or their ability to take pictures.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My holga arrived back in March to my parents house as I was out of town and hadn't gotten back till a month ago. Read morePublished 10 months ago by kelsey
This is a very fun camera. I bought it for the girlfriend as her first film camera, because of it's simple controls, and always visually interesting images. Read morePublished on December 10, 2013 by Evan
Lets face it ...there are lenses for your digital camera that make it seem like a Holga...but the results are nothing like a Holga camera
This little camera gives great Holga... Read more
The one I ordered arrived broken. There were no instructions on how to use the camera. It was way overpriced. I returned it for a refund.Published on April 28, 2013 by Lacee M. LeClercq
Fun camera to play with. Obviously it's lightweight so it is easy to carry around. Try different films to get different looks, but the film is not so easy to find in stores.Published on September 9, 2012 by S729
Oh HOLGA, how I love thee!
Two words for this camera: Lomographic fantastic!
Great for photo lovers of all ages. Read more
If you are looking alto buy a holga you should what kind of camera it is, it limitations, and it's wonders. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Michael
I didn't buy - a young and foolish relative did. He thought you could take good or bad pictures with a Holga. He didn't realise that they don't offer a choice - only bad. Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by K. A. James