Holga Camera

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    Hi, I'm a pretty amateur photographer but I'm really interested in different styles and methods. I've just discovered the Holga camera, and was wondering if anyone had an experience or tips about it. I was looking at buying either one with a regular lens or one with a pinhole, but I have no idea what the difference is. I can figure what the pictures with a lens look like, but what exactly does a pinhole do? How are the photos different? Also, if I decided to purchase a Holga, which kind should I buy? Since I'm new to this, I can't see spending more than $50 -- $60 tops, and only if there's a significant difference in quality. Is there a good website to look at purchasing one? I was looking at a site that said the camera was approximately 35mm -- what does that mean? Would it take regular 35mm film? Basically, anything you could tell me about this camera would be really appreciated! Thanks!


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    Hiya,

    My Husband has a Holga in his collection. The only thing that can really be said about them is that you get quirky results from them-mostly because of the build "quality". IIRC his has a piece of cardboard to hold the film spool in place Once you have got to grips with the lack of sophistication there is a lot of fun to be had with them. If you search the web there are whole sites devoted to them...

    This site shows how to load 35mm film

    http://www.squarefrog.co.uk/techniqu...35mm-film.html

    Have fun!
    Karin


    Taking photos that please me, but if you like them too then it's a bonus!

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    Look up lompgraphy that's what their about.
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