Holga 120N – week 74 results

Wikipedia reports that the Holga was originally designed as an inexpensive family camera for the Chinese masses. The company envisioned a sort of Asian Kodak recording family vacations and events. Things may not have worked out as originally intended, but I found my Holga perfectly suited to the task when we took it on a…

Holga 120N – Week 74

The Holga 120N was my entry into medium format. Prior to my return to film about 2 years ago, I knew nothing of things larger than 35mm. The Holga was an inexpensive way to learn. It features a zone focus plastic lens with symbols for Portrait, Single Person, Group, and Landscape. A switch selects different…

52 Cameras – Week 16 – Addendum

I have unintentionally misled you. The results shown for week 16 are the wrong photos. They are in fact from a Holga 135BC, but it was Beth's camera and not mine. I discovered the error when scanning the other rolls from that batch. Here are mine:   First Aid Cache, Tuckerman's Ravine Tuckerman Ravine trail…

52 Cameras – Week 16 results – Holga 135BC

The Holga 135BC is simply fun to shoot. My example has lost its focus guide so I've replaced it with simple Sharpie dots to indicate close-up, portrait, group, and landscape settings. Using the wide angle lens requires setting the focus at infinity and forgetting it, which makes shoot-from-the-hip street photography incredibly easy. The shutter has…

March of Film wrap-up

Week four, all rolled into one post.#YELLOWKodak Gold 200 in a Voigtlander Vito B #BEFORE / AFTERThis was supposed to be a double exposure, but I wound the camera out of habit. Oops.Shot on a Super Ricohflex TLR, another eBay find. #SPRINGI am an engineer, after all.Olympus 35RC with Kodak Gold #CLOUDSShot with the Olympus…

March of Film – Week 3 partial

#LUCKY Holga 135BC We’re lucky to have her, and it was a lucky shot. #SECOND CHANCE Nikon FM2 with 20mm lens All of our pets are rescues. Cricket is living a dog’s life now. #SMELLY Nikon FM2/20mm Self explanatory, methinks. And a bonus from week 4: #YELLOW From a test roll shot today in my…