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    Why do you like Holga?

    I like it because its a change from my auto, high speed, all metal camera.
    The lens gives a interesting effect that works well with many photos, especially nature, night, and building photos. Its light, and cheap [though the price has gone up $7 from the time I bought mine] and is fun to use!

    How about you guys?
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    I spend all week making images which I know will look like they are supposed to look.
    Holga is a really nice way to bring some unpredictability to what I shoot.
    It also helps illustrate the fact that you don't need fancy gear to make great images.
    And you can drop them...

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    I like it because of its imperfections. It removes the thinking of making the perfect exposure and all the technical exercise that it takes to get there. By doing so it promotes capturing emotions, which I think are infinitely more interesting than perfection.
    I'm not saying that you can't do that with an 8x10 view camera, but the Holga sure does remove a lot of barriers. That's what I like the most.

    - Thomas
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Hi,

    I enjoy the simplicity of the camera, with the other ones I shoot with, I'm checking the exposure, shutter, etc but with the holga its not really the case. Also I its nice composing the shot and still really not knowing how it is going to turn out.

    Thanks

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    It's purple, it captures the impromptu, and it removes any form of expectations.

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    Like rorye, I love the unpredictability of it.

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    Its a good camera it produces good images, it's the only camera I have that i can use in full sun and not be concerned about shadows and exposure. We have had very little sun this year so it got very few outings this year. You can point it at the most contrasty of scenes and it stiil produces a good image. The one I use, the film does not lie flat and I get an unusual distortion as well as the usual vingetting and diffusion, all of which I like.

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    It's so cheap that I'm comfortable taking it out in nasty weather like when it's raining or snowing. I like it especially in the winter when it's around -25 (or worse) because it's plastic, it doesn't freeze my fingers to use it. It's an all-season camera!

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    I don't...and no one else should!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew B. View Post
    I don't...and no one else should!
    Troll!

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