Outta mainstream toy camera photography.

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  1. Weaving Wax

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    Ok, I just ordered a holga mod from the holga mod site, and I know there is lomo, but I heard their cameras suck. Besides Holga and Lomo is there any other choices. What has been your experience with lomo if you've used/own one?
     
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    The Holga's are supposed to be pretty horrible too.

    BUT, some photographers use this to their advantage using the "flaws" to create their brand of art.

    Some of the problems I have heard about the Holga: Light leakage from, heavy vignetting from the lens, and soft focus.

    Brian
     
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    Oh I know all about the holga. Thats why I ordered one! I'm looking for other stuff, too!
     
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    In Harry Horsteins B+W Handbook there are a couple neat pictures taken with the Holga.

    Enjoy it. Should make for a neat tinker tool!

    Brian
     
  5. Look for Diana cameras, or Diana clones.
     
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    Thanks all!
     
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    Yeah, avoid Lomography. They really jack up the price on everything and well, they just suck in general. There's a 35mm camera at the Dollar Tree called Special moments. It uses 35mm, but doesn't have the light leaks that the Holga has. There is also the Fujipet, but they are pretty rare in the U.S.
     
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    Does special moments do anything unique?
     
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    You can turn it into a pinhole, do double exposures, and get soft edges.
     
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    If you want something 'unique' in that sense, you could just get any cheap camera and make your own light leaks, and/or smear stuff over the lens (edit: or turn it into a pinhole as blackdoglab suggested)... would be a lot less expensive than buying a Lomo.
     
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    Yeah, the Lomo LC-A isn't really a toy camera like the holga or diana. It is a bit more advanced than your average point n' shoot, but is considered unique based on Lomo's creative quality control. Lomography charges an arm and a leg for it as they do for everything else they sell. Besides that, Lomography is more of a hipster fad and most toy camera folks rightly denounce it. Stick with a Holga and have some fun.
     
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    Wow! Thanks guys.

    Over at the APUG (Analoge Pgotography Users group) they said that a lot of lomo's stuff can be done for cheaper like instead of buying the colorsplash flash, buy colored gels to put over your flash to get that effect. Thanks guys!
     

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