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View Poll Results: Does your toy have light leaks?

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    Does your toy camera have light leaks?

    Mine doesnt.
    WHAT ABOUT YOU? A POLL YAY ZOMG!!

    I CAN FINALLY SEE THE MONSTER. IT IS BUT AN ORDINARY PICKLE.
    A PICKLE WITH A KNIFE!
    IT LUNGES.
    I SCREAM.

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    Of course it does! It's a Holga!
    I usually leaks in the upper right corner of the photograph, which means it leaks in the lower left corner in the camera.
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    nope
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    I have to say No but occasionally I do get light leaks. I think this might be due to poor film roll on and the loose film causing leaks after it gets out of the holga occasionally, though.

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    My Holga rarely light-leaks. I've gotten some leaks a few times when the back has fallen off, (but then again, every camera is going to do that :-P).

    I have to say, judging on the stuff that I've read here and elsewhere, I'm rather impressed with the quality on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htmlguru4242 View Post
    I have to say, judging on the stuff that I've read here and elsewhere, I'm rather impressed with the quality on mine.

    Wow, sounds like you got a dud... Sorry, man...



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    What I HATE about my holga is that it randomly vignettes on one corner, and sometimes not at all. This even happens in 645 format.
    I did get some great night shots with it though.

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    HAHA. Does it indicate a quality control problem when the cameras that work well are duds? :-P lol.

    But, Marko, I see what you're saying with the vignetting. Some of my shots have no definition on the edges at all, and some look pretty much perfect. Oh well, what do we expect from a $20 camera.

    Does anyone else here have to fold up a corner of the film box under one of the spools in their Holga so the film tensions right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by htmlguru4242 View Post
    HAHA. Does it indicate a quality control problem when the cameras that work well are duds? :-P lol.

    But, Marko, I see what you're saying with the vignetting. Some of my shots have no definition on the edges at all, and some look pretty much perfect. Oh well, what do we expect from a $20 camera.

    Does anyone else here have to fold up a corner of the film box under one of the spools in their Holga so the film tensions right?
    I don't know if I have to...but I do. I have one of the newer ones with the foam rubber behind the spools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by htmlguru4242 View Post
    HAHA. Does it indicate a quality control problem when the cameras that work well are duds? :-P lol.
    I was shocked to see on my Holga's box that it had "passed QC"! I was about to send it back.

    Does anyone else here have to fold up a corner of the film box under one of the spools in their Holga so the film tensions right?
    Sadly not... I have one of the foam rubber ones too, and if I do the folding thing, it's too tight to spool without getting blisters on my thumb.

    Antje

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