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What exactly is a holga?

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  • #1720
    PandyFarmer
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    I know they take neat pictures, but that’s about all.

    #25110
    linguine
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    Its basically a cheap lens, often made of cheap glass or nice plastic, that adds some distortion and vignetting to the image. Gimp(and Im assuming photoshop) has a holga filter that lets you get the effect from an image taken with a regular lens if you wanted to play around with it.

    #25111
    nobigdeal
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    It’s a terribly cheap Chinese toy camera that takes professional medium format film. The pictures quality is so bad it’s good.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/86881528@N00/

    #25112
    thepostess
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    Looks cool.

    #25113
    lokisbong
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    They take what look like a really old picture even if its a new camera? Weird.

    #25114
    sleeping
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    Well, aside from being made out of plastic, it’s no more technologically advanced than a kodak brownie from the early 1900s…

    #25115
    linguine
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    Heres the holga contest from a couple years ago – http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2531826
    Most of those entries were probably done with computers from regular lenses though.

    #25116
    nobigdeal
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    Heres the holga contest from a couple years ago – http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=2531826
    Most of those entries were probably done with computers from regular lenses though.

    Nothing like the real thing though

    #25117
    PandyFarmer
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    Thanks for all the info!

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