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    The price of anything is simply what the market will bear. No more, no less. The market supports $28 Holgas, so they are $28, regardless of what they are made of, how they are made, or what kind of photograph they take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brofkand View Post
    I would love to find a Diana or a Holga at a local thrift store. All I've found around here are the Time cameras that look like SLRs. Apparently the thrift store clerks think they are SLRs, because they price them at $10-20.
    I took one apart for a pinhole project & found chunks of steel glued in the body to give it that SLR heft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brofkand View Post
    This just in: Holgas (the 120N, cheapest model) is now $28 at Freestyle.
    $27 at B&H! A year or 2 ago, I bought the same holga 120N for $20!
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    I'm so glad my Brownie cost me only 5$. Oh, maybe 10 with the flashbulb holder, I don't remember...

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    I think what you're seeing at Freestyle and B&H is called inflation, Marko. I got my original Holga for $17 as part of a bulk buy at my high school 8 years ago (eesh i'm getting old). Keeping in mind inflation, it's not a bad deal or a very significant price rise. The dianas, on the other hand, are kind of specialist reproductions of a camera fetching $100 or more on ebay due to demand. Like mentioned before it's a supply and demand thing. I like my holga and compared to most new cameras, it's pretty cheap. Even the second hand vintage cameras can be a bit more (excluding brownies. Brownies are fixed focus, Holgas do have some focusing ability, it's just difficult to judge it accurately) and in the end nothing is quite like a Holga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Kehler View Post
    ... I won a contest recently with one of my Holga shots, and the 2nd place winner was furious that my "POS" contraption placed higher than his $4000 digital setup.
    Gotta love it

    Quote Originally Posted by HMFriedman View Post
    Think of how much it must cost to gas up the boat that brings a load of them from China.
    Hahahah

    Here in Japan the base model is $70. The full kit with all the add-on doodads is over $120 I think. People pay those prices though. They also buy rebranded Superia at $6 a roll :rolleyes: I bought mine at Calumet in the US. $20 and it works just fine.

    On the topic of price, just because something is expensive doesn't mean it's good- that's especially true in this day and age. Many high-profile camera makers have let their QA go down the drain.
    Those who know, shoot film

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