How many toy cameras do you have?

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  1. gr82bart

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    Well if the 'real' camera folks can have GAS, could the toy folks too? Let's see ...

    I have (off the top of my head):
    Holga 120SF
    Holga 120CFN
    Pentax 110
    Pentax 100 Super
    Lensbaby
    Lensbaby 2.0
    Lomo Fisheye
    Lomo Action Sampler
    Lomo Frogeye
    Daylab 4x5 Pinhole
    Image Fusion Split-Cam
    Fujifilm Instax 200
    Duane Reade Camera

    So which toy cameras do you have?

    Regards, Art.
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    You mean you don't have a 'Hello Kitty' camera?

    Me, too many.
     
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    I just have the one modified Holga.
     
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    3-4 Holgas, one of them with flash, a Dianna, buncha 35mm 'focus free' junkers, a pair of Polaroid BigShots and a box of Polaroid folding packfilm cameras, some converted to pinholers.
     
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    I have 3:
    Diana
    Pioneer (Diana clone and the "best" one)
    Acme (Diana clone with all original packaging used once)

    I pull out the Pioneer every so often...usually when I travel with my family to the beach or NYC or stuff like that. Frame for frame I've probably shot more with this camera than my RB or YashicaMat. Kind of funny.
     
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    only got a few:
    - a Diana-F (the Flashbulb version) with the original box
    - another Diana, also with the box
    - well, I think I could count the Zeroimage pinhole box as a toycamera of sorts (or maybe not)
    - and lastly a Lubitel 166 TLR, although it's a dud and rather disapointing; must have originated from a bad production run, because the lens on mine can give any Hassy or Rollei a run for the money (well, it's close anyway, the negs from my Lubitel are tacksharp and have decisivly NOT the soft toycamera look, and that really SUCKS). I was contemplating returning the camera to the store as being faulty.

    Plan on adopting a Holga into the family soon.

    Chris
     
  7. eric

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    3-4 Holgas
    Agfa Clack
    Agfa Isola
    3 Dianas
    Portragon lens (sort of a toy)
     
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    Only a few...

    Two Leica MP's and one M6... they all have the same ability to give me those out-of-focus badly exposed shots.
    Do pull out the Holga for those important occasions though...
     
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    Please, do give us a "spot the fake Holga image" test.
     
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    Holga,
    Does a af P&S count?

    -Marko
     
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    Holga/Leica

    I'm perfectly capable of crap with any! :D
     

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    holga 120s
    pentax auto110 ( but i didn't realize it was a toy? )
     
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    Niko, those are both lovely bits of crap (honestly, lovely). But they don't represent duplications of toy camera images with "real" cameras. Sorry!
     
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    I agree. Oiy. Why can't people just not hijack threads? Seriously, what's he trying to prove anyway?

    Regards, Art.
     
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    I have the following:
    12 Diana's in their original boxes
    12 diana F's in original boxes
    1 Diana that I use all the time.

    1 Heman cartoon camera (110) film size.

    Several plastics that I can't pull out of storage right now and I forget the names. Some are twin lens.

    Gary
     
  17. eric

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    Okay, you need help :smile:

    I really should my Diana more. Perhaps this year, when I pick up the Holga, I'll say "take the Diana...take the Diana..."
     
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    I finally caved in bought my first Holga - I was getting by fine with old brownies, dollar store 35mm cameras etc but decided I needed to check out what the holga had to offer. And I must say that it breaks new ground in delicious crappyness.

    Although for my first roll I did some flash photography with THREE flashes. It was a hoot! I mounted a big honkin' SB-28 on the Holga and used it to trigger a SB-27 and a SB-18 wirelessly. Pretty awesome setup with Nikon's top of the line film flash and a $20 camera. Would that be a toy setup or a 'professional' setup :smile:

    Anupam
     
  19. NikoSperi

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    Easy there Art... no trying to prove anything except that my Holga was dissappointingly sharp. :smile:
    So in the interest of "returning " this thread to its strict intended question, my answer would be, "One." Fun, eh?

    Next...
     
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    Hey why not? Do you know which special toycamerafeature it takes to get a horizon like that. :smile:
    Me? I consider all my cameras toys :smile: Else its...
    1 Holga
    1 Click
    1 Clack
    1 Isola
    Cheers
    Søren
     
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    Four..
    All Holgas too!
    Two regular modified ones from www.holgamods.com
    A PinHolga from same place
    And a unmodified one I have had for years.
    Brian
    Holgas ROCK!
     
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    Holga 120S
    Holga 120N
    Lomo Super Action Sampler
    Lomo Action Sampler
    Lomo Fisheye
    ZeroImage 2000 (6x6 pinhole)
    ZeroImage 25B (4x5 pinhole)
    Lynx (Time magazine type)
    Akira 2000N (Time magazine type)
    Holga 120N body (no lens) on order. I plan on using this for pinhole and/or zoneplate.
    Disposable 35m camera from the dollar store. I haven't had time to work through this one. I need to put together a chest of drawers first.
     
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    This thread prompted me to examine an out-of-the-way cabinet -- sure enough, I still have a "Toyoca 16." I think I acquired it at a New Jersey seahore tourist trap circa 1960. It uses 16 mm (unperforated) film with a paper backing. I'm pretty sure I ran some rolls through it once, but so far haven't stumbled across them. The instructions even claim a yellow filter is available! Shutter speeds: I and B.

    The shutter is now pretty erratic, guess it needs a CLA.

    So put me down for one, assuming a Brownie Target 620 is too sophisticated to pass for a toy. :smile:



    DaveT
     

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    Did it come with that oh-so-cute tripod too? That looks much more elegant than the space-agey table top tripods I see in camera stores nowadays. A nice little lilliput Gitzo. Does it come in carbon-fiber? :smile:

    -Anupam
     
  25. Dan Fromm

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    None. But I have and have had a couple of sick jokes of cameras.

    Fujica ZC-1000. Fine Single 8 cine camera, Fuji's answer to the Beaulieu 4008. In the US, given the difficulty of finding Single 8 film, a sick joke.

    Beaulieu 4008ZM. Old and flaky.

    Beaulieu 5008S-MultiSpeed. Not as old, much flakier until it took a very expensive trip to France for service.

    Flexaret VII. Sold to me as completely overhauled as as beautiful (the seller's words, not mine) as a "virgin flower of spring." Virgin flower of spring was essentially inoperable on arrival. For me, that was the end of Flexarets.

    Lubitel. Don't remember the model, its still hiding in a closet. When it worked, it worked. For the most part, it doesn't work at all.

    And the sickest funniest of all, an Ansco Automatic Reflex. High end TLR, shoots 6x6 on 120 film. Prone to jamming when new, prone to jamming when old and tired. Its is also in the closet.
     
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    I once had a Diana that I wish I had not sold.

    The only “toy” cameras that I still own are:

    1. A plastic 35mm camera with a plastic lens that was given to me as a promotional gift. It probably produces very crappy pictures.

    2. A plastic 35mm camera in a clear-plastic underwater case that I used in bad weather until I replaced it with a Nikonos III.

    3. An obsolete Detrola camera that was manufactured in Detroit in the 1940s during an era when Michigan was one of the largest manufacturers of cameras in the U.S. Even though it still works, I do not shoot with it because the obsolete 127-type film that it uses is too hard to find and too expensive.