Quite pleasing exhibition quality wall-mounted prints (about 90cm square) have been produced from a friend's Holga. He is the manager of the lab where all my E6 and A-D printing takes place. The camera itself is rudimentary, plastic right down to its shiny lens, and rather myopic, but the images coming from it have the style that is common the PC lenses which have tilt/swing applied to restrict DoF and lateral sharpness. The lack of any fast shutter speeds also provides some opportunity to exploit dynamic movement to further accentuate the simple nature of the plastic lens. So a toy camera certainly can be used to creative effect even though it won't knock the glue off a $5,000 lens. Apples and oranges, people love the results from Holgas and Dianas; even I might be the next person to line one up on my shelf. We're not all after razor-sharp results as the so-called "holy grail" of imaging. It's occasionally quite good and satisfying to swing the other way and turn feral for a bit of fun.
Last edited by Poisson Du Jour; 05-13-2013 at 05:24 PM. Click to view previous post history.