New to Holga 120N

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  1. kaeleigh..

    kaeleigh.. TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone, I've read everything I could find the past few days about Holgas, and I ordered my first one today. I can't wait to get it. Is there any advice you'd give or tips that I should know, that I might not?
     
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    One word: Gaffer's tape.

    Okay, more words. Black gaffer's tape. Plenty of it, to seal the light leaks Holga's are plagued with. Load your film in subdued light, and then tape the camera up very thoroughly, especially where the back meets the body. At every seam, tape it up. I'm not kidding.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure if I want to do this before I shoot my first roll or not, just to see what the photos would turn out like without it.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Fun, cheap plastic throwaway camera.

    Did you get the $28 version, or spring for the $40 one with the built in flash unit.

    I'll second Darrel's recommendation of having gaffers tape handy to seal light leaks.
     
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    I got the $28 because I didn't want the built in flash model. I don't want to end up with my batteries showing up on my film haha.
     
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    1986 TPF Noob!

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    I love Holgas! I would agree with you. I would shoot the first roll with out taping just to see where the light leaks are, so you know if you ever want to have the leaks on your negative.

    Have fun!
     
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    Do you use one?
     
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    Goontz TPF Noob!

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    Ah come on...the light-leaking nature of Holgas are part of the fun of them!
     
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    kreuzberg TPF Noob!

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    My 120N doesnt have any light leaks :( it even has a working aperture switch....
     
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    Goontz TPF Noob!

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    You got ripped off! :lol:
     
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    :confused: You gots ripped off. Send it back and get a refund!!!!!
     
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    I hope it helps :)

    Cheers,
    Tommy_Boy
     
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