Right here we have a slightly miniaturized version of the original medium format Holga. Like its older sibling, it’s got an all-plastic lens, two shutter settings, and two aperture settings. Its advance and shutter are uncoupled- meaning that you can shoot unlimited multiple exposures on the same frame. Its images are dripping with color, contrast, a slight softness, and a whole lotta soul. For that classic Holga look, with the ease of 35mm film development, this guy can’t be beat.
- Size: 4.5" x 3" x 2.5" (11.5 x 7.5 x 6.5cm)
- Weight: 6oz (170g)
- Format: all 35mm film (color negative, slide, b&w)
- Lens: Plastic 47mm, f/8
- Focus: manual zone focus with four distance settings
- Approximate 35mm format equivalent focal length: 38mm
- Aperture settings: f/8, f/11
- Shutter speeds: 1/125, "B"
- Flash: standard hotshoe
- Uncoupled advance & shutter release for multiple exposures
- Standard tripod & standard cable release threads
- Standard 35mm processing that can be done at any lab, supermarket, etc.
Holga 35mm Features
Plastic 47/8 Optical Lens
The Holga’s heart and soul. A dead-simple multi-element plastic lens that makes colors radiate and makes total image sharpness take a brief holiday. You can also expect a bit of vignetting (darkening) around the edges – especially on a sunny day.
Uncoupled Advance and Shutter
After you shoot an image, you can choose to advance it one full frame or not advance at all. This feature allows you to shoot limitless times on the same frame (multiple exposures). Hooray!
Variable Shutter Speeds
You get two to choose from. “N” - the standard daytime speed of 1/125 second or the exotic long-exposure "B" setting – where you can hold the shutter open for as long as you want. Use "B" to capture dazzling night images without a flash. Pair the "B" setting with a flash shot to freeze your sharp, flashed subject in front of a streaming, glowing background. Team the "B" setting with a tripod (via the bottom tripod thread) for a sharp night portrait.
A little weather guide helps you out. Choose f/11 for sunny shots and f/8 for cloudy and nighttime shots. Pretty easy, that one.
Fun, fabulous, and very fast. The lens has four focus settings – portrait, small group, big group, and infinity. Guess as best you can and fire away.
Standard Tripod & Shutter Release Threads
Two wonderful little accessories for long-exposure shots. Fit a tripod into the bottom and a cable release into the top, and you’re set for solid, shake-free shots of a few seconds to a few hours!
Your Holga 35mm just loves electronic flashes. Punch one into its standard hotshoe and your flash will automatically fire in sync with the shutter release.
Normal 35mm processing
Color negative, slide, and black & white 35mm film all work just wonderfully inside your camera. Once you’ve shot a roll, it can be normally (and cheaply) processed at any lab, supermarket, drug store, swap meet, etc.