Holga 183-120 Holgawood Medium Format with Built-in Lens (Violet)
The Holga 183-120 Holgawood Medium Format 120N Camera with Built-in Lens (Violet) is desired by art photographers the world over and is reminiscent of the Diana camera of the 1960s and 70s. The characteristic vignetting focuses the viewer's eye and adds to visual impact. The standard features from the Holga 120S still include: Hot shoe flash sync, uses 120 roll film for 16 - 6cm x 4.5cm frames per roll. It's perfect for classroom instruction, personal image-making and fine art photos.
Holgas are now available in a Hollywood series. Each camera comes in a different color and represents a moment in Hollywood time. Along with the camera comes a story reflecting the movie theme of that particular camera.
Still retaining all of those fabulous and unique features that made the Holga 120S world famous, this updated model, the Holga 120N, takes Holga photography to the next level.
A Holga has four focus marks on the lens barrel. Simply rotate the barrel to the setting that most closely corresponds to your situation. Feel free to use your own setting that might fall between these icons.
• Simple, popular experimental medium format film camera
• Distinct images with dream-like, vignetted look
• The format arrow on the back of the camera easily slides between 12 and 16 exposures
• Mostly plastic, including the lens; extremely small and compact one-piece plastic molded body
• Zone focus system
• Uses no batteries
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Medium format viewfinder camera with
All type 120 mm film (Does not accept
220 film); e.g. Kodak Tri-X 120
1/100 sec shutter speed; 2 f-stops, f8
On camera body
Does not have built-in flash; Does have
No information displayed
Wind to next frame
Possible by not winding between shots
Zone focus system
1/4" x 20
5.5 x 4 x 3" (140 x 102 x 76mm)
7 oz (200g)
• Holga 183-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Violet)
• 6x6cm and 6x4.5cm Adapters
• Neck Strap
Just what I wanted!, August 23, 2009
By S. Huggins (Austin, Texas, USA)
This review is from: Holga Holgawood Series 120N Medium Format Fixed Focus Camera with Lens - "The Camera Formally Known As Holga" (Electronics)
I'm never without my DSLR, but several photographer friends had recently been raving about the fun they were having with their Holgas. I had to have one. And I had to have the purple one!
I was so anxious to finish my first roll of film with it. Known and loved for their imperfections, I couldn't wait to see what mine would do: blurs, vignetting, light flares? I got some great vignetting with mine!
The camera is much lighter in my hands than I expected. It feels like a toy instead of a real camera, and it is! (I'm sure you know their story by now, so I'll spare you the history lesson.)
One note: It does love a lot of light, none of the pictures that I took indoors really came out.
My two cents: Buy it. Have fun with it!
Holga 183-120 Holgawood Medium Format 120N Camera with Built-in Lens (Violet)