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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcolberg
    Alright, my first post here. Just signed up. Anyway, I *love* the Diana and use it a lot. I also have a bunch of Holgas - one of which I use for 35mm work. Those plastic cameras are great. I prefer the Diana over the Holga, though. You get slightly more control over what you do and even though many hardcore toy camera fans would shun me for this I think you need some control. Shooting random photos and hoping for the best certainly isn't my approach. Maybe I'll post some Diana pix here - once I find out how this site works... ;-)
    The Holga camera doesn't apeal to me at all..
    as I use "his" mother, the awesome DIANA.
    (I once saw an add for HOLGA that said:
    "HOLGA!!....The Son of DIANA"... so it must be so...

    I LOVE the Di. the control/lack of it and the way it distorts the negs is so superior to the Holgas..

    and I am in the process of making a Di with a Compur shutter in front of it..
    It is almost finished, and I'll upload some examples as soon as images are there..
    (imaging: fast shutter speeds - B - T - and place for cabel realease as well as flash syncro.. can't wait. It looks neet too..)

    I also have had a broken Diana, so I removed the lens, and wouldnt you know: it fits in many shutters for LF...
    So I am going to make a "Diana image" on a 13x18cm film...

    forget Holga. Go for the "real stuff"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi
    and I am in the process of making a Di with a Compur shutter in front of it..
    It is almost finished, and I'll upload some examples as soon as images are there..
    (imaging: fast shutter speeds - B - T - and place for cabel realease as well as flash syncro.. can't wait. It looks neet too..)
    many HOLGAs already have B exposure and flash sync - at least mine has both of these features and cable release modification is quite simple


    I also have had a broken Diana, so I removed the lens, and wouldnt you know: it fits in many shutters for LF...
    So I am going to make a "Diana image" on a 13x18cm film...
    ...what about image circle?
    I would be surprised if is it big enough to cover 5x7"!

    Fulvio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulvio
    many HOLGAs already have B exposure and flash sync - at least mine has both of these features and cable release modification is quite simple




    ...what about image circle?
    I would be surprised if is it big enough to cover 5x7"!

    Fulvio
    The Di also have B and I can use manual flash with it.
    but never the less.. it looks cool..

    about the 13x18 "di"..
    the circle - it absolutely can't cover that area - that's the beauty of it.
    nice round Diana like images - gotta look cool (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleazesells
    Other than ebay, is there anywhere to get a cheap Holgaonline, or any stores in the UK?
    IIRC, Mr Cad stocks them.

    Cheers, Bob.

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    Love the Holga. Nothing like it!

    Not to mention I got mine through the generosity of an APUG member - and what a gift of countless hours of fun it is! Get one, put in some film, any film - poin it and shoot it. Its darn right liberating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmac
    Maybe just a junk camera or toy camera exhibit?

    That sounds like a great idea, although I'm not comfortable calling my Agfa Clack either junk or a toy. Perhaps something ringing of a bit more sophistication. I rather like, "Quality Basic Imaging Tool" however if my Clack doesn't qualify, I would suggest you use, "Simple Holga Imaging Tool." Bill "Clackity Clack" Barber

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    There's even a contest for toy cameras called the Krappy Kamera Contest...

    http://www.sohophoto.com/downloads/mar_2005_press_release.pdf#search='Krappy%20Kamera %20Contest'

    Just in case you're interested...

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    Next time I will go to a wedding I will bring my Holga and my Lomo Cosmic Symbol and shoot toy-style, from-the-hip and with coloured flash...now that's wedding photography that will surprise the couple

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi
    and I am in the process of making a Di with a Compur shutter in front of it..
    It is almost finished, and I'll upload some examples as soon as images are there..
    (imaging: fast shutter speeds - B - T - and place for cabel realease as well as flash syncro.. can't wait. It looks neet too..)
    I married a Holga to a Prontor shutter about a month ago...I will try to post some pix of it tonight...

    I will say that the one advantage a Holga has over a Diana is that it is not a commodity. Holgas are still being produced and are very cheap. I don't hesitate to irreversibly modify one in whatever fashion I choose. I am sure I would not be so cavalier with a Diana...

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    Purchased a Holga a few months ago, and love it! The camera is lightweight, cheap [like me], and has a wonderful crappy lens! Have two crappy sepia toned photos in "My Photos" section of the gallery. Would like your opinion. I suggested a while ago that the Holga folks should develop a horrible zoom lens.

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