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Georgia or Texas
(This post was last modified: 08-29-2015, 03:23 AM by CRAusmus.)
I really love analog photography, but I just recently bought my first Holga.  It was on sale and I've always felt for what Holga's were, they were always over priced.  However when I ran across one for 20 bucks I thought it was worth it.  Granted it's mustard yellow, but it's a toy camera so it should be wild.  I'm actually very excited to take it out and shoot with it.

Then today, I ran across this, and I'm very tempted.  I love the effect you can get from toy cameras.  Some companies have even started adding them as filters on their digital cameras.


Holga Digital Kickstarter Campaign

So what's the general feeling around the group?

Have you ever shot a Holga?

Is a digital version worth 75 bucks?

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#2

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San Diego, Cal., USA
Clinton, I'm so not camera savvy. What is the advantage to this over my point-and-shoot?

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#3

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Metro Detroit
(This post was last modified: 08-29-2015, 03:57 AM by tdmsu.)
Those are cool looking, but I might feel weird using it on a tripod. Smile

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Georgia or Texas
(This post was last modified: 08-29-2015, 04:31 AM by CRAusmus.)
(08-29-2015, 03:55 AM)Freddy Wrote: Clinton, I'm so not camera savvy.  What is the advantage to this over my point-and-shoot?

Freddy, a Holga is a plastic camera known for it's idiosyncrasies I guess you could say.  You never know really if your film has been exposed properly.  You get light bleed sometimes.  Sometimes you'll get edge bleed and the lens isn't particularly sharp.  You'll also get vignetting.

Here's a video, which led me to finally buy one for myself.  Well that and the fact that Freestyle Photography had one on sale.  As I said, I've always felt they were too expensive.

https://youtu.be/2Fa0566RZQk


This digital camera is built with those quirks in mind (without light bleed of course).  It's a simple thing to operate.  You only have two settings, and two formats for your photos, and that's it.  It sort of eliminates all the thought you have to use to make a picture and lets you enjoy the act of creating an image.  That's the whole thought process anyway.  That's what the Lomography movement is sort of about really. Which is responsible for saving a german camera called Lomo. They now reproduce it, but it's about 150 I think. If you've ever heard of Diana, that's another toy camera that has these sort of quirks...

The short of it is...There is no advantage of this camera over the current one you shoot.  Just a camera to use and have fun with.
--Clinton
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San Diego, Cal., USA
CRAusmus, now I  understand; thanks. Smile

Heck, I'm always doing those things with my point-and-shoot and trying to fix them.  Rolleyes  See, hopeless is what I am.  Tongue

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