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    DYI Woca

    So I gave my Holga with glass lens (Woca) to a dear friend. Now I wish my remaining Holga had a glass lens too. However, I don't want to spend any money to buy a new Woca camera. That would be silly and wasteful.

    I have all these 120 and 620 box cameras laying around. Can I just rip the meniscus lens out of one of them and install in the Holga? They are 'fixed focus' so perhaps they won't work? I need something that will have approximately the same focal length as the Woca lens so that the focusing points on the dial will remain the same.

    Ideas? Thoughts?

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    It would seem the obvious answer would be to use the 120/620 cameras box cameras you have lying around: it's the lens, right? And the box cameras already have the lens mounted the right distance from the film. What's to gain by moving the lens?
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    I have been using an old Target Six-20 Brownie. It is a 6x9 format, you have to respool 120 film onto a 620 spool for eight shots, but what a kick when others look at you wondering why you are using that "old camera". I have had a lot of success with that old camera. It has just a simple meniscus lens, an occasional light leak which i covered with gaffer's tape. A great ebay find for a buck and a half.!



 

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