Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
The Holga/Diana "look" is so easily duplicated in post-processing. Why blow the money?
If, by post-processing, you're referring to PS, a lot of us don't do that in our work flow.
Another reason I enjoy shooting Holgas and Dianas is the freedom I get from the lack of controls. It's so different from when I shoot my 4x5, or 8x10. There's nothing "technical" between me and the image in the frame. I have about a dozen Holgas/Dianas. Each has it's own little quirks, which adds to the uncertainty of what will appear on the film/print. I've had mine since the 1970's and 80's, so I don't think I've ever spent more than 5-6 bucks on one, but don't think spending $20-30 on an image making device is blowing money.
There are some incredible Holga/Diana images in the Gallery. You should take a look before dismissing them.