Retro, primitive, unpredictable, but great fun & occasionally artistic
4 January 2013
Summary: I don't know what to do to get Ebay to fix the standard description for these. They are NOT SLRs and they are not "camera body only" they are complete cameras. Primitive, but complete. They are view finder cameras where the view finder actually shows less of the image the camera puts on film.
Having a HOLGA is to understand photographic to take pictures
11 May 2012
Summary: Estás cámaras son una maravilla, con ellas experimentas el mundo de la fotografía de una manera muy especial, pues cada fotografía que haces, es una sorpresa, puedes aprender fotografía de una manera muy divertida. Puedes transformar también tu cámara para usar una película de 135mm, agrgar lentes Angulares o Macro. Cada fotografía es única y especial. No dejes de divertirte tomando fotografías usando estos iconos de la lomografía.
If you are thinking about getting one, stop thinking just get one.
21 October 2011
Summary: The Holga is such a great camera. In this digital age of perfection the Holga takes you back and forces you to let go a little. A Holga is much more than a camera, it's an experience. Photography is more than making pretty pictures. It's about connecting with the world on a different level. A Holga camera can help you make that connection. Get one.
Summary: The camera is a gem. A plastic gem NB. It is a crappy construction but you know that already. The purpose I use it for suits the camera perfectly. So its an excellent choice for the results I want. It does not take long time to figure it out if you know the basic function of time, aperture and negative film sensitivity and exposure tolerance. It excels in the photographic results. And that is what the camera is all about.
Summary: This is an amazing camera, with very 'pop art' style outcomes, with vignette and the possibility of light leaks. This makes every single model unique in its own way. In my opinion, not great for nature, landscape or serious family portraits, but amazing for advertising style pictures, definitely worth the money, and would seriously recommend to anyone
Summary: its fun, its vintage, you can shoot great photos and you can take it anywhere with you! however they have no quality and they can let you down anytime. Also you can easily be taken away and spend lots of money for films :-) To sum up, Holgas have some problems but are definitely fun to try :-)