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?
I'm in ontario, canada, I have a holga, and I use it occasionaly on bright days.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
I have two working Holgas (and one scrapped one that I will someday cannibalize for parts), and a four-lens camera.
I'm super interested. Sounds like a fun winter project.
Originally Posted by nicolai