Holga 120N Plastic Camera
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- The format arrow on the back of the camera easily slides between 12 and 16 exposures
- Zone focus system
- Mostly plastic, including the lens; extremely small and compact one-piece plastic molded body
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|Film Format Type||120|
|Package Height||5 x 5.3 x 7.2 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
Paint With light!
The Holga gives you total control over the shutter, allowing you to 'draw' with light. Create fascinating images using a tripod and LED flashlight.
Capture the essence of the scene with double exposures! Trigger the shutter without advancing the film for spectacular photos!
Get The Whole Picture!
The Holga uses 120 format film, which offers a greater sense of depth and can capture images at a better resolution when compared to 35mm. (You can also use 35mm film, with the included mask!)
Panoramas are easy to make! By turning the film advance wheel only partially, you can create panoramic or overlapping images.
Top Customer Reviews
I bought this because it's the prototypical "crappy toy camera" and I wanted to see what I could do with it's limited capabilities. It's part of an optional assignment and I'm playing with film right now, so why not.
The first thing that everyone should know is that this is not really a toy or an inexpensive alternative camera, but rather a modern "remake" of a primitive camera intended to allow those who understand, or are learning to understand, the photographic process in detail to reproduce certain "vintage" photographic styles and push the limits of what can be done with primitive technology.
The Holga 120N has the following features for "advanced" photographers:
- They use medium format 120 roll film. This is film that is a little more than 6cm wide... it is NOT 35mm. Normally this film is used in expensive Hasselblad or Mamiya cameras and is thus not usually sold at drug stores and gas stations. Not every photo lab will process it.
- There IS a "bulb" exposure mode, which means that you can keep the shutter open as long as you keep holding down the shutter button. You have to know what you're doing with this or all you'll do is waste a shot of film.
- Whether "bulb" mode is turned on or off, there's nothing stopping you from exposing the film multiple times without advancing the roll.Read more ›
The different colored bodies are fun too. I take them to fairs and other events and I get a lot of questions and comments on the camera, if not just a funny look or two hehehe. I think most of the time people expect water to shoot out of the lens or something.
All of this and I get some striking and unique images you could never get from a digital without some serious photoshopping, and at only $40 why not?
One word of advice though to first time Holga purchasers. This camera craves sunlight, so even if you are in a well lit indoor area, use a flash or a tripod on the long exposure B setting, otherwise you will end up with a roll of underexposed duds.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick and easy! Good price as well! I would recommend to anyone wanting a Holga before they're gone.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
i really love this camera so much! i have been collecting film cameras since 2011 and i am so grateful to add this one up to my growing collection. awesome find indeed.Published 6 months ago by don
I am a big fan of holga camera. i am just sad that the company decided to stop producing these cameras. so glad i still have mine.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
So nice to have it. I like the black body as well as the compact feature of this film camera. I make tons of great photos with this one.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Looks very cute and creates artsy photos. I really like having them and i love its quality too. I am very happy to have this one. Read morePublished 7 months ago by karen