Mablo, where did you get the replacement pinhole? I have been thinking about getting a better one.
Holgas are famous for their sloppy winding, leading to fat rolls and light leaks. Some people (not me) consider that a feature instead of a problem. I prefer to unload in the dark. I imagine that loose winding would also be exaggerated in 6x12 vs square, softening and distorting the image even more.
Freestyle has the Holga 6X12 with the 90mm lens for 49.99 now, so does B&H Photo. That seems to be the cheapest price I've seen. When they came out they were $89.99 so they must have a pile of them to sell.
Eddie, Those are lovely.
Ditto. Eddie, great work. It once more proves that great vision is far more important than a great camera to create remarkable images.
I recently got one, I ordered it from Randy at holgamods.com, just got the stock one with his basic mods. He also does two other versions where he does some major modifications on it, that makes it a completely different camera. Check it out HERE if you like.
I posted some of my first photographs on my blogsite, "New camera Holga 6x12 Pan, New Photographs "
It's a great camera, I am glad I finally got one!
I did have issues with fat rolls, but I found the problem was related to the spools dimensions, and the paper backing between manufacturers. Measuring with a micrometer, I found that between the dimension did vary, with Fuji Easy-Load spools being the largest. It isn't a lot, but because of the manual winding, with no real mechanical tensioning, I would experience the fat roll, if say I tried to wind it onto a Ilford spool. I now keep a spool from each of the manufacturers in my bag, and switch accordingly. No more problems.
I use the Holga 6x12 WPC Pinhole, and found yes it is somewhat soft, but not objectionably, and my does vignette slightly on one edge.
It appears that the Holga 90 Pan was discontinued. Anyone know if this is the case?
The 120 Pan can be made into a first class tool for detailed panoramic work.