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Old 11th September 2010, 09:05 AM
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I put a 120 through my Holga last week and the spongy bits that keep the film in position came unstuck and travelled through the camera giving me a nice assortment of holes on the emulsion from the sticky....!
can't pass it off as "fine art" though, haha.

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Old 11th September 2010, 09:23 AM
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I put a 120 through my Holga last week and the spongy bits that keep the film in position came unstuck and travelled through the camera giving me a nice assortment of holes on the emulsion from the sticky....!
can't pass it off as "fine art" though, haha.

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"Spongy bits" is this a technical term that I've managed to miss? Should I buy some?
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Old 11th September 2010, 10:55 AM
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Of course, they're the next big thing...I've got two for sale..secondhand
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Of course, they're the next big thing...I've got two for sale..secondhand
Are yes, now two holgas are really useful, when it's muddy you can walk on them to keep your shoes clean.
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The newer holgas come with square pieces of sponge glued inside... not very well glued and this seems to happen to every single camera... sponge lets loose at the worse possible time. I had run to a darkroom to de-sponge a holga for someone I was helping out halfway through a shoot.

You still need that all important shim made from a torn off bit of film box folded over and shoved under the left spool though
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I put a 120 through my Holga last week and the spongy bits that keep the film in position came unstuck and travelled through the camera giving me a nice assortment of holes on the emulsion from the sticky....!
can't pass it off as "fine art" though, haha.

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If you can't fix it, get a disposable camera, stamp on it, and put some vaseline on the lens, you'll get similar but more reliable results, for a 15th of the price!
I don't actually hate holgas that much, but they're so overpriced.
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I've had the same enjoyment:-/ and the above mentioned "shim made from torn off bit of film box" works a treat! its just a case of keeping the film tension..nothing to scientific or pretentious! keep the faith:-)

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The trouble with Hogla's is that the have tried to improve them.
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