B&W with a Holga flavour

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  1. kreuzberg

    kreuzberg TPF Noob!

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    First few scans from by first go at B&W with my Holga. The prints turned out really well but the scans came out a bit rubbish, partly due to the crap Uni scanner and partly due to me not cleaning the glass :lol: Apart from all the dust there seems to be a wierd "stippling" and its especially visible on 2, I'm guessing this might be the texture of the paper?
    Luckily I only scanned the first half dozen, these are my 3 favorites:

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    I clicked on all three and looked at the larger versions. I think your second shot is the most aesthetically pleasing shot overall. I think the first photo could use a bit of lightening, to reveal more details.

    The lens quality on your Holga seems remarkably high for a Holga...and the light leaks are not there. Did you tape the camera up to within an inch of its life or something?
     
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    Thanks Derrel!

    The print of 1 is actually much lighter (between a half and 1 stop) but when tried to lighten it in PS the stippling was extremely bad so I just let it be until I can scan the negs.

    I think they must be making Holgas better these days because none of mine have light leaks and 1 even has a working aperture! :lol:

    I used a GFN for these shots so it had the glass lens, these are the first ones that I got back from it and I really like the centre sharpness and the gentle corner blur, I have an N as well and its has mega distortion but its all on the bottom so it can look a little unbalanced.
     
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    love the second one :)
     
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    Yes #2, there is actually a class offered in my town about shooting with Holgas
     
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    LOVE #2 and #3. I have to get me a Holga. I'm charmed by the results that people get with theirs. Good job!!
     
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    Thanks guys, no.2 is my fave too.

    Heres a couple more for anyone whos interested:

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    #2 is my fave of the second batch. My Holga doesn't have too many light leaks in it either, but I had it modded by the holga mods a few years back....
     

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