DYI Woca

Discussion in 'Lo-Fi Cameras' started by amuderick, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. amuderick

    amuderick Member

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    So I gave my Holga with glass lens (Woca) to a dear friend. Now I wish my remaining Holga had a glass lens too. However, I don't want to spend any money to buy a new Woca camera. That would be silly and wasteful.

    I have all these 120 and 620 box cameras laying around. Can I just rip the meniscus lens out of one of them and install in the Holga? They are 'fixed focus' so perhaps they won't work? I need something that will have approximately the same focal length as the Woca lens so that the focusing points on the dial will remain the same.

    Ideas? Thoughts?
     
  2. Nicholas Lindan

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    It would seem the obvious answer would be to use the 120/620 cameras box cameras you have lying around: it's the lens, right? And the box cameras already have the lens mounted the right distance from the film. What's to gain by moving the lens?
     
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    I have been using an old Target Six-20 Brownie. It is a 6x9 format, you have to respool 120 film onto a 620 spool for eight shots, but what a kick when others look at you wondering why you are using that "old camera". I have had a lot of success with that old camera. It has just a simple meniscus lens, an occasional light leak which i covered with gaffer's tape. A great ebay find for a buck and a half.!