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    Lo-Fi 6x6 camera advice

    I like the Holga type image, soft, vignetting, light leaks are all great.

    I dont like the film loading, accidental double exposure, overlapping frames. I've tried one and didnt like it.

    Basically I'd like a 6x6 camera that has a better film advance mechanism than a holga but not much better image quality.

    Any suggestions?

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    Lubitel 166U. My first TLR. Horrible lens, light leaks a distinct possibility, build quality more or less absent...

    Or get a Perkeo with a Vaskar lens and shoot wide open - but that's a good camera. Zeiss Ikon Nettar - the same.
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    SK Grimes can mount a holga lens to just about anything.

    http://www.skgrimes.com/thisweek/2-26-04/index.htm

    http://www.skgrimes.com/thisweek/9-20-05/index.htm

    Have a holga or diana lens mounted to a cheap 2 1/4 body.

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    buy a cheap tlr like a yashica A or some other steel bodied tlr and stretch some saran wrap over the lens (you can fasten it around the lens with rubber bands). apply petroleum jelly until the image degrades to that of a holga.
    You could apply the jelly to a filter too, just don't put it on the lens proper.
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    Ensign Ful-Vue?

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    There's canon mount holga, too.
    http://holgamods.com/xt/xt.html

    I want leica M mount.

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    How about an old zeiss Ikon 515? Soft lens, bellows will likely be rotted out, you can patch it with gafers tape and "choose" where and how much light to leak.

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    How about a 6x6 SLR (Pentacon, Kiev or even Bronica) and then make your own tilt/shift mod with plastic/plunger/whatever:

    linky

    I know that's what I'd do if I had the cash!

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    You do have a fair choice.

    Take a look over Gene's site for starters. Check in the found film section as well.

    You could try a box camera, if you can find one that does 6x6 - many are 6x9 or 6x4.5. There are a number of bakelite and folder cameras with very basic shutters and lenses that would suit.

    For simplicity, I like my Box Tengor, but that may be too good a quality...

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    A Pentacon 6 sounds good to me!

    Cheers

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