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    Quote Originally Posted by Antje View Post
    It's also nice to have two slightly different, actually working apertures.

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    This was the biggest reason I first bought a Holga from Randy, over the years though I remain a customer because he does great work and is just a nice guy.
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    The different apertures are nice. As far as bulb mode and a tripod mount, those are standard on the newer Holga (Holga 120N and later) models. I was reluctant to get one, because they may end up making it better, which of course, is worse. But the lens and light leaks appear unaltered. Also they put in foam to hold the spools tight, and made it a tighter fit on the bottom, so you dont have to shim up the spool anymore.

    I don't have a holgamod. Are they worth the extra expense for the few extra features?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshverd View Post
    I was reluctant to get one, because they may end up making it better, which of course, is worse.
    That's a "Holgistic" statement if I ever read one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshverd View Post
    I don't have a holgamod. Are they worth the extra expense for the few extra features?
    I think so.
    I would probably do some of the mods myself, the flocking and the apeture mod, but Randy does it so well, it's just easier to buy from him.
    The price of the mods, just the basic ones, are worth the time and effort it would have taken me to do it.
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    Well, that settles it, then. When I get my Holga (birthday coming up soon ), I'll get one from Randy and have him do the basic modifications.

    I think I'll also try some of Freestyle's house brand of color film in the Holga. Always used black and white in the old Holga's, but some "off color" might be fun (gels, "incorrect" light source, etc.), and the Arista film is cheap enough to experiment with for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatTrent View Post
    Well, that settles it, then. When I get my Holga (birthday coming up soon ), I'll get one from Randy and have him do the basic modifications.

    I think I'll also try some of Freestyle's house brand of color film in the Holga. Always used black and white in the old Holga's, but some "off color" might be fun (gels, "incorrect" light source, etc.), and the Arista film is cheap enough to experiment with for that purpose.

    Sounds like a great plan!
    I prefer the Kodak 400 Portra VC, but cheap is good too!
    I look forward to seeing some of your photographs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian View Post
    Sounds like a great plan!
    I prefer the Kodak 400 Portra VC, but cheap is good too!
    I look forward to seeing some of your photographs.
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    Funny, I'm shooting Portra 400 VC, too. That is, I bought four packs of Portra 800 off Ebay because it's winter, but the 400 is my favourite Holga film. The more vibrant, the better.

    Actually, the 800 I have now might be more in the spirit of Holga: The rolls I have are TOTALLY dated. I'm thinking if Holga and real brand film, then it MUST be at least one year past expiration date!

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