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Thread: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

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    Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    I thought it was time to start a thread like this.

    Holga 120N, HP5, duct tape
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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    +1 for duct tape!

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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    +1 for duct tape!


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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    What sort of development time do you give the duct tape? :-)

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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    You can make a nice soft pinhole lens too with the duct tape and, err, a pin hole.

    You've got love a camera that costs less than a box of film that you put in it.

    Bob: very nice btw!
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Quote Originally Posted by jctodd View Post
    What sort of development time do you give the duct tape? :-)
    At least it won't need fixing...
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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Bob, I think your approach to photographing with a Holga is a way too professional one. Isn't it the idea to get all those light leaks and imperfections that come with it?
    I'm not an expert on this as I have never used a Holga in my life but I once touched one and had the urgent desire to wash my hands for several hours...
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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    The duct tape was a breakthrough in getting an actual image from the thing.
    What somehow is not visible on this size are the several scratches on both sides of the film.
    The lens is very forgiving since it produces the same sort of images with a fingerprint or not.
    Like the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, the Holga's "optical lens" has a certain propensity for flare, but even more so. The camera is really not recommended for back-lit situations
    Besides duct-tape, there are a couple of thin card-stock shims to provide some tension to the film so that it would lay more flat.
    I am sure that Holga-purists will shortly be accusing me of Holga-abuse.
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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Amazing Bob, i like this post very much.

    Sometimes i see perfect technical images made with the best photo and most expensive equipment and they are so boring...
    This post remind us of that what really matter its the picture and the photographer, not the tools.

    A pin-hole shoe box camera, in the hands of a great vision make better pictures than 30.000$ top gear in the hands of bad photographer...
    I love great expensive tools too, but we remember a good picture not the camera that was made it.

    Post more pics of the Holga.

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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro39photo View Post

    Post more pics of the Holga.
    More importantly, more pictures taken with it ...
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Bob -- excellent thread idea -- but maybe you should include Lomo and similar in the title?
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    re: Fun with MF Lomography: Lomos, Holgas, Dianas and soforth

    Dante is doing head spins. This price level does not qualify for his forum sub title
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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