It seems like every time I look through the #holga tag, I find at least one long text post from someone who is complaining about “not understanding why only x number of pictures ‘come out’ on every roll when they pay x amount of money to have it developed.” I think I’m going to make a general “for beginners” post at some point tomorrow or the next day so I can hopefully see less of these posts. Also, I decided to start letting pictures of Holgas if they’re well done and pictures taken with Holga lenses on Nikon/Canon/Olympus dSLRs into the group, but let me know if they get too much. Have a happy and safe New Years and take come pictures with your Holga (with the flash on).
hey there holga peeps :) i just bought my holga 135bc with a shutter release cable and the cable is stuck... it's like as if it's pressed all the time. did anyone have this problem? ideas of solving? i tried pushing it, pulling it but didn't want to use any excessive force so i wouldn't destroy it... thanx
You have to press down on the inner ring that’s under the button to release it; if you turn it to the right, it locks, so also make sure you turn it back or it may not let you push it down. Hope that helps!
Everything in-store is 50% this week, including the $48 Holga 135s that will be $24, as well as the Holga x Pendleton camera and matching Pendleton case, the kit featuring a black Holga 135 and lenses and filters, and Lomography and Holga-brand* films.
*Holga selling film is new to me, but I checked online and B&H also sells the 400-speed black and white film, so it appears to be legit.
What is the velcro modification? And do you recommend it?
The velcro mod is a way to keep the back of the old Holga 120S’s from falling off. The 120N’s tend to not have that problem as badly, unless you bend the lugs on the side a bunch. I think this is the one you are referring to. I’ve never had problems with my back falling off on its own, so I don’t need it, but each Holga is different.
What film type/brand should I get for a Holga 120n? Where could you get cheap and affordable 120mm film? Thanks.
Always shoot outdoors with 100 ISO film during a clear day, 200 - 400 ISO on a cloudy day, and 400 - 3200 ISO indoors with a flash. What kind of film you buy totally depends on what you want. Lomography’s films are cheap if you consider that they only sell them in 3-packs. You can sometimes find good deals on expired film on eBay, which will work fine as long as you refrigerate it. There is a lot of film out there, but anything by Fuji, Kodak, or Ilford is going to be good. The cheapest film will always be black and white, if you know somewhere that develops it or you can do it yourself.