35mm Holga?

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  1. film_guy

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    I used my regular holga with 35mm ...all I did was cover the little window on the back

    it worked great

    I love the look of an image that covers the entire width of the film & into the sprocket holes
     
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    They're a bit pants - dont need it, it just tells you how far you've gone into the roll and assists with keeping the light out...

    My friend got one and I honestly think it took all the fun and experimentation out of the process (doing it with tape, a stiff whiskey and some tales about the one that got way etc...)
     
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    another person who just adapated my normal hoga to 35mm . works great.
     
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    I've used 35mm in my Diana. I just used something to sit on each end of the film thing so it fit. I'd imagine you could do the same for a Holga. I really liked seeing the image go all the way to the edge of the film including the sprocket holes. Looked cool.

    Alan.
     
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    So many folks have put 35mm in Holgas that they have come out with an option from the factory without the red window, and with a mask to fit 35mm. It covers the sprocket holes, so is more like "real" 35mm with winding issues. There are many Holga dedicated sites out there with a lot of really interesting ideas and such, seems like I see something new every time I get into one of them. Flickr, SquareFrog, etc. Holgas are neat, as they take 120 film and you can also use 35mm if you want, for real versatility. I 'spect Hasselblad, Rollei, Leica, et al will be providing 35mm adapters any time soon, at astronomical prices, of course. :smile:

    I hope this helps you.

    Paul
     
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    I have put 35mm film through my Holgas and LOVE IT!
    I hav looked at the adapter and have no interest in it.
    All you really need to do is center the film in the camera, tape the leader to the take up spool and tape the red window on the back.
    Here's a good example of how to do it. http://www.holgamods.com/mods/order/tips1/tips1.html#35mm
    Advance the film 34 clicks too.
    You can see my best 35mm film in a Holga on my site, in the Color section on my site.
    Good Luck!
    Brian
     
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    I thought it might ! it looked like it did but I couldn't be sure - how could they do that ??!!? Cant they see that a large part of the allure of this is the sprocket holes - well, it is for me...

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    They also sell cameras called LOMO.
     
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    Do they also sell adapters to allow using APS photo film? How about 110 type film, and disc? Or 126 film cartridges? Sounds like a good idea for a start-up, make them here in the good old USA, and sell to the world. You heard it here first.

    As Ansel Adams used to say, "Take a picture, it will last longer".

    I hope this helps you

    Paul