Lo-Fi 6x6 camera advice

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  1. Fintan

    Fintan Member

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    I like the Holga type image, soft, vignetting, light leaks are all great.

    I dont like the film loading, accidental double exposure, overlapping frames. I've tried one and didnt like it.

    Basically I'd like a 6x6 camera that has a better film advance mechanism than a holga but not much better image quality.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Lubitel 166U. My first TLR. Horrible lens, light leaks a distinct possibility, build quality more or less absent...

    Or get a Perkeo with a Vaskar lens and shoot wide open - but that's a good camera. Zeiss Ikon Nettar - the same.
     
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    buy a cheap tlr like a yashica A or some other steel bodied tlr and stretch some saran wrap over the lens (you can fasten it around the lens with rubber bands). apply petroleum jelly until the image degrades to that of a holga.
    You could apply the jelly to a filter too, just don't put it on the lens proper.
     
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    Ensign Ful-Vue?
     
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    How about an old zeiss Ikon 515? Soft lens, bellows will likely be rotted out, you can patch it with gafers tape and "choose" where and how much light to leak.
     
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    How about a 6x6 SLR (Pentacon, Kiev or even Bronica) and then make your own tilt/shift mod with plastic/plunger/whatever:

    linky

    I know that's what I'd do if I had the cash!
     
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    You do have a fair choice.

    Take a look over Gene's site for starters. Check in the found film section as well.

    You could try a box camera, if you can find one that does 6x6 - many are 6x9 or 6x4.5. There are a number of bakelite and folder cameras with very basic shutters and lenses that would suit.

    For simplicity, I like my Box Tengor, but that may be too good a quality... :wink:
     
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    A Pentacon 6 sounds good to me!

    Cheers

    André
     
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    Sorry for the delay in replying to these suggestions, I've been busy researching all these models. Some of these cameras I hadn't heard of. And I'm looking at a few more like the Ilford Sporti and Super Sporti.

    Any further suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    Not that common I guess, but my Ferrania Eura fits the bill as a Lo-Fi camera with one shutter speed, two f/stops (f8 and f12), a tripod mount, flash sync post and a good film transport. Actually takes quite decent photos as it is, but removing the film mask will get you closer to the vignetting Holga-land bliss. And a bit of black tape covers the red window in the back.

    Here's an example photo from an Eura: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgray/105031334/
     
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