Take it back to the earliest days of photography with this little lady. There’s no need for a lens, as a tiny pinhole on the front of the camera will be your only conduit for light. Due to its small size, every shot is a long exposure – from 1 second in sunlight to several hours on a dark night. Images are extremely soft focus and dreamlike – any moving subject is rendered as a ghostly blur – and a nearly endless depth of field puts both the foreground and background in relative focus.
- 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: Ain’t no lens here!
- Focus: Absolutely focus-free (again, no lens!)
- Approximate aperture: f/175
- Shutter speed: "B" setting (shutter stays open for as long as you press the button)
- 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 Pinhole Feature
Pinhole Image System
This boxy little guy creates an image using a tiny pinhole rather than a lens. Given this old-school technology, there are a few important characteristics to note: Every exposure will be a long exposure (2 seconds to 30 min or longer!)
- No focusing is required
- Your image will be soft-focus, dreamy, and absolutely unique
- Nearly unlimited depth of field renders both close & far objects in relative focus
- Any subject moving at all will be blurred or invisible
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). You can also advance it only part of the frame – allowing you to shoot a partial exposure or a stretched out and overlapping Holga panorama. Hooray!
Standard Tripod & Thread
Fit a tripod onto the bottom to keep your camera steady during those long pinhole exposure times
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.