Holga/Flash?

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  1. FM2N

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    Hello All,
    Is anyone using a seperate flash with their Holga? If yes what brand of flash are you using?
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    Arthur
     
  2. Alexander Ghaffari

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    Yes, I use a Vivitar 283. I put a hotshoe-to-PC socket converter on the Holga and connect my Vivitar 283 mounted on a flash bracket with a PC cord. It works quite well, of course I made both of my apertures, so I can calculate proper flash exposure assuming that the shutter speed is approximately 1/125 s.
     
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    Would it be possible to see a picture of your set up?
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    I've used a regular Canon flash & I set the flash output using a flash meter assuming F/8 & whatever the film ISO & distance were. Good results.
    I've also used Holga to fire multiple studio flash heads using a hot shoe adapter that has a PC socket. That also worked well.
    The one thing to know is that the Holga shutter fires the flash twice, first when the lever goes down & again when it comes up. The second flash doesn't expose as the shutter is already closed but it is distracting.
     
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    I've used an ebay wireless flash trigger to fire several vivitar 285's - it works very well.
     
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    Thanks,
    Would the Vivitar for sale on Apug work? Please check classifieds.
    Arthur
     
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    I just use one of my nikon flashes. It works and I don't have to buy a separate flash for the holga then.
     
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  9. Polybun

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    Umm, you realize the holga hot shoe is nothing special right? It is just a normal old hot shoe, anything will work. That said, I have a bar with a pair of vivitar 283s on it. I use this setup on just about everything. They both have vari power modules on them, so on the holga I just dial them back to an F8 exposure.

    Ummmmm, do you know how to guide numbers even?
     
  10. Alexander Ghaffari

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    Sure, it looks pretty impressive. I can get a picture this weekend, either my friend took one and has it developed from some time ago, or we can fish out a digital camera. I should keep a copy of it anyway. : )