Day 171. Holga.

A couple of months ago my darling brother bought DSLR and I have been envious ever since*. However, I have just made a purchase which will, I’m sure, make him green. At 7.95 ounces (including strap and film), this finely tuned piece of…something…is all plastic (including the lens). It is all mechanical and take no batteries, if you forget to advance the film you get a double (or triple!) exposure and apparently it leaks light. Also, the viewfinder is mere inches away from the lens, so pictures are completely unpredictable. I’ll find out Wednesday how my first roll of film (120) came out. Jealous yet?

* Don’t tell him this, but that camera of his has really inspired him. His pictures are getting better and better, and it isn’t just improved technology. These are my favorites from last week alone: Red Skies at Night, The Straight and Narrow (I’m a sucker for abstracts and that staircase…dang!), and Self Portrait.

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2 Responses to Day 171. Holga.

  1. Mary Blashill says:

    Can’t wait for Wednesday – and your right about your brother’s pictures!

  2. madscientist says:

    Oh that is Uber-Cool! Experimentation is the name of the game! You are really doing some really cool things! I have a cool camera that is years and years old. I have no idea where it came from. I showed it to dad a few years ago and he didn’t have any idea either. It is a minolta hi-matic 9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minolta_Hi-Matic). I think it was made in 1976. It definitely looks 70s. You are welcome to it!

    Thanks for the compliment!

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