Making A Good Camera Better
had read on many sites that the Holga camera had a problem with the back
coming loose. Well, I didnt want to junk-up my new camera with ugly
tape so I loaded the camera and went off to shoot my first Holga photos.
Of the first four rolls of film I took the camera back opened or came
off six times. Something had to be done to correct this problem. He is
Wide-View Holga - Using 35mm Film In A Holga
A standard roll of 35mm film can be used in the Holga and produce fun interesting photos. I call this my "Wide-View Holga". No permanent modifications are needed for your Holga. The only catch is that after you expose the film, you need a changing bag or a darkroom to rewind the film back into the film canister in total darkness.
The equipment needed for the 35mm conversion are two rubber bands and two small blocks of foam rubber. The rubber bands help guide the film on the center of the take-up film reel. The foam rubber block center the film canister. When shooting with 35mm you need to watch the arrow on the film advance knob. Advance the film 1 1/2 turns to prevent overlaping frames. Tape over the film counter window to prevent an extra big light leak. When the last frame is shot, use a darkroom or changing bag to rewind the film (by turning with your fingers) back into the film canister.
Currently, these are the only modifications that I have made to my Holgas and I very happy with the images that my cameras produce. If you want to see other modification that photographers have made, please check the modification section of my links page.