film for Holgas

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    How well does ASA/ISO 100 work in a Holga? Would I be better sticking with 400?
     
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    With the lack of shutter speeds i think 400 would prolly be better.
     
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    I've used Arista 125 in my Holga a couple times. I will check out my negs when I get home and see how they looked (because I don't recall right now which ones were which...)
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    That is what I was thinking Havoc.
    And thanks Orie. :)
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    I've used Ilford FP4 (125) in my Holga with awsome results. I have a modded one though with the low light setting floating somewhere beteween f/5.6 & f/8
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I read the manual and recall it said to use 100, but have used 100, 400 and maybe 160 with no problems. Holga are more like slot machines then cameras. IMO ItÂ’s easier to read the frame numbers on the Agfa & Kodak film backing.

    Films I have used in my Holga
    Agfa Portrait 160 (color) maybe used
    Agfa Optima 100 (Color)
    Agfa Apx-100 (B&W)
    Ilford XP-2 (c41 B&W)
    Kodak Tri-X iso-320 (B&W)
     
  7. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    So I'll be safe if I use anything between 100 and 400? That's nice to know. :)

    I'm getting a 120n for Christmas so I'm sorting out some film. :mrgreen:
     
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    j_mcquillen TPF Noob!

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    Use a tripod... you'll be safe using film spped then :D
     
  9. oriecat

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    Well unless you've got a modified Holga, the shutter speed is 1/100th so you don't really need a tripod.
     
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    The slowest film I've used in mine (modified) was 50 ISO, and I used a tripod (as well as a #25 red filter, since it was Konica 750-infrared film). Results were, expectedly so, fairly blown - but still we got enough of an image to want to experiment with this again using a denser filter combo. Haven't tried it yet...it's on my ever-growing list of things to try.

    For general purpose use, I've shot 125 and 400 ISO with no problems.
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Thanks again. :)

    This forum is quite useful. :mrgreen:
     

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