Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
Frankly, I don't understand the "don't learn how your Holga actually works" mindset but I wouldn't wind myself up to criticize those that hold that view.

For me, the lens does things, the shutter does things and knowing what they do helps me get more from them. How I would be better off not knowing how to focus a certain lens elludes me.
I find it amusing: "let's be different and use Holga's ... but you have to use them the same way we do, otherwise you're being conventional" which goes along with "I like Holga's because you never know what the photos will look like (except that the way we use 'em they'll always look pretty much the same)".

I like odd effects and unconventional gear, I just like to be able to use their attributes (or "qualities") to acheive the image I see in my head.