HOLGAholics Anonymous

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by modafoto, May 20, 2005.

  1. modafoto

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    "My name is Morten Damkjær and I'm a Holgaholic."

    Now it's your turn to admit :smile:

    Please use this thread to admit if you are a Holgaholic.
     
  2. Soeren

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    Ok Ok I admit it. I'm a Holgaholic too.
    Shot some HP5+ last weekend and already got the fever again
    Cheers Søren
     
  3. sparx

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    I wouldn't say I was a Holgaholic you know! I could stop any time I wanted, honest.
     
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    Are you saying you could do a cold holga turkey?
     
  5. TPPhotog

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    Holgaholic and Rodinalolic .... you are all Doooooomed :D
     
  6. Soeren

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    Not me. I'm a Nikomaniac and MF-addict too :D
    Cheers
     
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    Try saying that after a few whiskeys LOL
     
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    i use holga from time to time, but it's not a problem, honest. I can handle it. I could go glass if I wanted, I could, really, I could... it's just that I dont want to, that's all. Holga - I can take it or leave, but at the moment, I'm taking it. If I coudl just get away form my friends for a while, I'd be alright, but it's not a problem, not something I cant handle. (can anyone lend me some hp5 - I need to shoot)


    :wink:
     
  9. Ara Ghajanian

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    One night I used Holga and the next morning I woke up in a strange woman's bed. I'll never Holga again.
     
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    I've been Holga free for one month now....Of course I couldn't have done it without a lot of support
     
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    as the add say: "HOLGA: Son of Diana"..

    I like women so I am Dianamaniac...
     
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    I'm Holga courious.
     
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    Dear H.A.,

    I just invested hours spray painting the inside of my Holga to get rid of some major reflections. A friend was at a loss as to why I would invest this much effort on a $16 camera. Does this mean I have a problem?

    Delerious in Denver
     
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    I've abstained from using the Holga for about a month now... but there's this girl, Diana, that's been around my neck for quite a long time. I keep shooting her, but she never dies. Someone help me.
    -Grant
     
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    I'm a binge Holga user........
     
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    I'm on vacation and I brought the holga with me--please don't tell my girlfriend, who stayed at home.
     
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    I am into some kind of multi-substance abuse of Holga, Click, Clack (very similar to crack?) and Lomo. Can't wait for the next shot and a fix.
     
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    I have no Holga -- indeed, I have never even held a Holga. However, I have an Ansco Pioneer 620, which does a fine imitation of a 6x9 Holga; I also have a Polaroid 250 that will make instant prints with a little Holga quality to them (though the lens is almost too good, the camera is well nigh impossible to hold really still, and doen't have a tripod socket).

    Oddly, the closest camera I own to a Holga in terms of original cost and build quality is an Ansco Speedex Jr. -- fixed focus double meniscus, f/11 to f/32, T and I (about 1/25) speeds -- which makes perfectly wonderful 6x6 negatives. It's the second such I've owned, the first felled by an overworked door latch that, one day, simply fell off. I should probably buy 2-3 more...
     

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    That Ansco Speedex Jr. is way too sharp! That double meniscus lens is doing you in.
     
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    Worse than that -- the first one I owned had no light leaks, and the current (second) one had only a couple pinholes in the bellows, which have become obscured by small patches of black leather. The film always stays nice and flat, too. About the only way I get soft corners is if I rotate the camera during the release -- and it's curiously easy to hold steady even with only the 1/25 speed.

    I guess if I want to become Holgafied, I'll have to just buy a Holga. But not this week, I need to spend that money on film...
     
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    I'm Daniel and I'm a Holgaholic. I've been clean for six months, but I'm feeling desperate, Help!
     
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    Now...roll up your sleeve and let us inject some Holga into your veins and you will feeeeel relaaaaaaaaxed. Your corners are getting dark and blurred. Relaaaaaaaaaaaaaax now.

    Morten
     
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    I've been Holga-free for nearly two years now. That 8x10 Deardorff got me off them. But now I'm a hopeless, unrepentent Dorffaholic. Still, there's that polaroid back for the Holga. Can't take Dorff walking or to a party.
     
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    I do really appreciate you'alls confessionals, I have a new holga, it is still in a blue box...after reading these posts I am going to leave in in the blue box....
     
  26. modafoto

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    Nooooo....come join the abuse! :tongue: