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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlapp
    I have no Holgas but rather like the effect. I use a homemade bendy lens - interesting results. And yes, this is just a fad for me but it is an enjoyable one!
    see http://boxesbellows.blogspot.com/
    I like those results
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronicaguy
    Holga's are a fad - and that's it. Like tattoos, the Rubic's cube, and Cabbage Patch dolls.

    In a few years all Holgas will have taken their rightful place - the trash.
    Holgas are a pretty long running fad, if thats what they are. I like my holga, for different reasons than my 8x10. For 17 bucks its hard to beat, if you like what they do. If you don't, I don't see a reason to knock it. I have seen fantastic pictures come from holgas, but they certainly aren't West Coast. Maybe thats kinda nice, sometimes.

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    You said it Marko: "there all plastic, plastic lens, viggeting LIGHT LEAKS? 2 shutter speeds and apetures?"

    Yes, but those are just a small part of it.

    And I really do not understand people getting so nervous or terrified or ever scared about Holgas. What can be so scary in a little plastic box? Why do you care, or why should people explain? Why do you shoot on that little 35 mm format ?

    I don't care what camera people use, the result is what matters. And the fact that we, people, are different and enjoy different things, is just a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeliH
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    Why do you shoot on that little 35 mm format ?
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    Because i cant afford equivelent quality Mf bodies and lenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by HeliH
    = What can be so scary in a little plastic box? .
    The plastic box! My pentax body is all metal outsideeven the film counter.
    Mabye thats why it lasted 20 years
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    I think Charlie the Tuna would have something to say on the topic.

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    but for the normal person, why would you buy one? there all plastic, plastic lens, viggeting LIGHT LEAKS? 2 shutter speeds and apetures?
    I don't classify myself as a normal person, so I can see the benefits of using a Holga. If you have the vision to see when to use one they're the perfect tool.

    Your comments on your all metal camera are totally specious. The material a camera is made out of has no bearing on it's worth for making images. In fact, some people actually have cameras made from WOOD of all things. At least I don't have to worry about termites or carpenter ants with my plastic camera.

    I still have my Kodak Starmite from 1960, and my Brownie from 1956 - both made from plastic - and both making your camera a relative youngster. Proving ...?? about plastic as a material?

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    Hey, there's nothing wrong with Holgas -- they are dirt cheap, and they allow people to get their feet wet with medium format - nothing wrong with that, since we need to buy medium format film to keep production going. I agree with the other posts, that Holgas are fun because of their poor quality, and the often surprising results.

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    Wonderful material, plastic. People have sailed and flown around the world in it. I think I will go lie on the bottom of the pool now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve
    I don't classify myself as a normal person, so I can see the benefits of using a Holga. If you have the vision to see when to use one they're the perfect tool.

    Your comments on your all metal camera are totally specious. The material a camera is made out of has no bearing on it's worth for making images. In fact, some people actually have cameras made from WOOD of all things. At least I don't have to worry about termites or carpenter ants with my plastic camera.

    I still have my Kodak Starmite from 1960, and my Brownie from 1956 - both made from plastic - and both making your camera a relative youngster. Proving ...?? about plastic as a material?
    Wood is a very good material for lf
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    Holga's are the poor persons digital.

    You get all these artsy effects and you don't even have to buy photoshop.

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