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Holga 120SF Medium Format Camera


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The Holga 120SF Medium Format Camera

Unabashedly low-tech and ideal for beginning photographers, all the operations are completely manual, including the focus, aperture, shutter, and film transport controls. Yet the camera produces an abstract, soft-focus picture that even seasoned photographers find unique. Double exposures, streaming colors, warped vignetting, and unpredictable light leaks are all possible with this camera.

Features:


  • 60mm lens with adjustable focusing
  • Completely manual control
  • Built-in flash
  • Uses 120 color or black and white film
  • Shoulderstrap and manual included

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5 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3 out of 5

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Jill Battaglia
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Rating: 2 out of 5
It's a plastic "toy" medium format camera, available for under $20. The quality is low and the cameras leak light (each holga in slightly different ways) for unique results. Fun to play with! ;-)
8/29/2003 2:52:03 PM
 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Rating: 5 out of 5
If you like surprises and an unusual look to your photos, the Holga may be a great addition to your arsenal. What's a Holga? It is a medium format camera that happens to be all plastic. Yes, even the lens is plastic so please don't expect crisp, sharp images like you would from any other camera. This camera is about fun, the unexpected, and the unusual. What you get is a look you can't really achieve any other way and it is always a surprise to see your images when you get the film back from the lab. For more information, check out www.lomography.com
7/25/2003 11:32:58 AM
 
LeeAnne Dauwalder Heath
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member since: 3/14/2003
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
cheap camera that can produce strange and artsy results.
7/23/2003 1:59:37 PM
 
Michaelle Walcutt

member since: 11/16/2001
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Classic cult camera with plastic lens and two aperture settings - absolutely fabulous!
7/7/2003 4:43:40 AM
 
D. Wesley Davis
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
This is a "TOY" camera so to speak. It has its unique ability to take pictures with surreal qualities. Light leaks give the images a certian character of their own. You either like the outcome from the camera or you don't. It has a certian cult following that love its unique images. For something to play around with or a very cheap way ($16.00) to go with medium format you can have lots of fun with it.
6/17/2003 2:51:00 PM
 

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