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    It's not the camera, it's the photographer. The Holga is proof.

    Personally I prefer the glass lensed version. I like my center to be sharp. The edges...less so.

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    The Holga is absolutely a "legitimate" camera...just look at the increasing numbers of them showing up at weddings, among other places. Plastic cameras do something that no digi camera (and many film SLRs as well) can do--it completely removes the technology issue from the equation. With one shutter speed and one f/stop, the only things you need to focus on are the lighting and composition. The feeling is positively liberating at times.

    I also have shot Delta 3200 in my Holgas, and yes, the effect is very grainy. Bright daylight of course blows everything out, unless you process the film at 800 or so. In fact, if you have good, bright daylight--meaning not cloudy or hazy--you should be able to shoot easily in 200 or 125 ISO with few problems. I prefer to do this because the Holga's plastic lens of course loses finer details in places, so for me a lower-speed film will be able to rescue some of those things that a higher-speed film might not be able to get.

    BTW, the new Holga TLR is now available for pre-order on Freestyle's web site:

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/240120...Plastic-Camera

    Figures that they would be the first to get it in this country. This is very tempting...
    Last edited by Silverhead; 07-14-2009 at 12:04 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: adding film comments

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    I love my holga. What other camera could you use this close to goats. My center is sharp and no photographer or goat was harmed making this picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdemanche View Post
    I love my holga. What other camera could you use this close to goats. My center is sharp and no photographer or goat was harmed making this picture.
    Did he try to eat the Holga?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverhead View Post
    BTW, the new Holga TLR is now available for pre-order on Freestyle's web site:

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/240120...Plastic-Camera

    Figures that they would be the first to get it in this country. This is very tempting...
    I have some shots posted from this camera that I shot this weekend. http://www.cgmoyer.blogspot.com/

    Another great Holga is their super wide pinhole model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverhead View Post
    Did he try to eat the Holga?
    He did try to take a bite. I was fast and got the image and kept the camera.
    It is fun to sit in field with goats on their level.

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    These are not all Holga, however they are all plastic/toy cameras. Looks pretty good to me, but them two of the images are mine. What do you think I'd say? Bill Barber

    http://www.lostcanuck.com/studio/exhibitions/fant/

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    Tripped over this Holga shooter's stuff on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/halopho...7594327205876/

    Makes me want to shoot with a Holga
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

    "We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are." Anaïs Nin

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    Look, I know they have a cult following but holgas can't think. They're cameras.

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    I'm not sure what the means, but thanks?
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