Hew Holga Unboxing

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  1. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    New Holga 120N is here. Brand new camera to open.

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    This is all from the box.

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    First film to try will be some HP5.

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    Top of the camera.

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    Side of the camera. Slide the silver tabs down they stay on the cammera but back comes off. Slide them up to take all the way off.

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    Back of the camera with the frame size indicator and appropriate frame window.

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    Back off with the 6x6 insert in.

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    Back off with the 6x4.5 insert in.

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    Film installed on take up spool (empty film spool, included). Ready to close the back.

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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yay!!

    That was a pretty fast delivery!
     
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    Wow, that was fast!

    Word to the wise: get the black tape and don't trust those pretty little silver tabs - cover them. You'll know more about this camera's light leaks once you've run your first roll through it - could be bad, could be negligible - and that will guide you as to where you may want more tape. But along the sides is a good place to start.

    Don't forget to remove the lens cap. :1247: Enjoy this fun new toy!!
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Umm, isn't the purpose of this camera to add "artifacts" to the image ?
     
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    Not the purpose, just the excuse for it. Not a light seal in sight on it. It's goal is to be inexpensive. It's really just an old brownie box camera.
     
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    That's a perty camwa.
     
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    Prime.
     
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    Three words:

    Black.

    Gaffer's.

    Tape.
     
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    If desired - but my point is, you don't have to deliberately encourage them. A slight light leak can add a bit of a whimsical element, or dream-like quality to an image - much like an unexpected solar flare. There's a difference between that and ignoring more intrusive faults that can ultimately ruin a shot because it's too invasive. So, you address the known issues with a cheap plastic toy and make artistic judgment calls once you get familiar with the camera.

    That, and determining the size of the sweet spot on the plastic lens, just takes a little practice. Some powerful images can be had with this camera. We laugh about the tape, but the camera itself is really a unique little tool to own. :)
     
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    Laughing with you not at you :)
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Was that you who was waiting in the pumpkin patch? so the turkey finally brought you a camera?

    They are fun cameras. But I'm easily entertained.

    None of my plastic/bakelite cameras are too terribly leaky. Terri's right, it's a matter of figuring out how to use one of these. Or how to adapt it (with some of Derrel's tape!).
     
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    Yup, was in the patch waiting on the great camera.

    In the past I have rerolled 120 onto 620 spools and tried out some of my Kodak's. So, used to some of the older simple cameras.
     

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