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    toying around.

    Ide like to know who here shoots on toy cameras , you know these plastic lens Holga's Lomo's , Diana's etc.... where are you based, what do you have? and how often are you using it?

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    I'm in ontario, canada, I have a holga, and I use it occasionaly on bright days.
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    I'm in upstate New York, US. As best as I can remember, I've got:

    2 x Diana
    1 x Holga 120S, standard Holgamods deal
    1 x Holga 120N w/ Diana lens transplant & aperture mod
    1 x Holga 120N w/ Kodak disposable meniscus lens transplant & aperture mod (macro)
    1 x Holga 120N w/ Canon P&S zoom lens element transplant & aperture mod
    4-5 x Holga 120N in various states of hack
    1 x Vivitar T100 with 1950s Kodak slide projector element as lens
    1 x Lex 35 w/ multiple exposure/bulb shutter hack
    7-8 x as yet un-hacked Lex 35
    3 x Spartus 35F Model 400 (each very different)
    1 x Agfa Isoly
    1 x Split-Cam (I don't use it) (cheaper than LSI at American Science Surplus)
    1 x Quad-Cam (ditto above on both points)
    1 x Ninoka NK-700
    1 x Kodak Brownie Starlet (pulled lens off for transplant as it takes a weird film size)
    1 x Kodak Instamatic 104 (ditto above)
    1 x Bedfordflex TLR (ditto above, features "Plasticon Lens")
    1 x LSI Fisheye
    1 x LSI Colorsplash camera (complete POS, save your money!)
    1 x CVS reloadable single-use cam w/ flash

    The Great Wall DF-2 probably rides the toy/not toy line... I have a Lomo LC-A, but I don't think I can really call anything with AE a toy!

    The pool of everything up to the Split-Cam is what I shoot most (but add a Zero Image Zero 69 pinhole), much more than I do "normal" lenses.
    Last edited by nicolai; 10-09-2007 at 10:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Wow. Someone is a serious toy camera shooter/collector!
    I'm now wondering about the Diana lens on a Holga. Did you do that mod yourself?

    BTW, I have 1 Diana and 2 Diana variants.

    Alan.

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    couple of dianas, a bunch of Holgas (even one I got back in 91 from Zone VI!), Ansco Pix Pano, Agfa Click, Agfa Clack, Ansco 130, I'm sure I have more, but I don't take inventory.

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    i am in georgia. i have 3 holgas a diana and a few other toy cams.my favorite is my kraft mack and cheese 110.i havent used it but it is proudly displayed.

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    MenacingTourist, yeah, I did the mod myself. Luckily the focal lengths line up very evenly, so it's pretty easy. I've been meaning to write up how I did it, maybe I'll take a crack at it tomorrow.

    (I don't collect to collect... Holgas and Lexes I have because they're cheap (the Lexes were $1.49 each!) and easy to modify. I have multiples of certain cams as backups because I like them.)

    LOL Kraft mac & cheese!

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    Stephen - there is a lot of toy camera users on the site ... there's even a whoel sub-forum in which to discuss the subject

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum234/

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    I have two working Holgas (and one scrapped one that I will someday cannibalize for parts), and a four-lens camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolai View Post
    I've been meaning to write up how I did it, maybe I'll take a crack at it tomorrow.
    I'm super interested. Sounds like a fun winter project.

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