Old Camera in a New Outfit: My New Leopard Holga

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Is your camera jealous of the Diana F+ Zebra, Diana Mini Leopard and the Fisheye No. 2 Python? Or would you like a new look for your camera? Check out this tipster to find out how you can create a new outfit for your Holga!

Credits: desibel

My Holga 120 SF and I will be celebrating our tenth anniversary soon. Although I still love the photos the Holga makes, the camera itself looks a bit dull, especially when you look at Lomography’s colored edition cameras and the Diana Mini Leopard in particular!

That is why I decided to create a new look for my Holga 120 SF.

What you need:

  • Leopard printed adhesive plastic (you can get it at DIY stores)
  • A knife or scissors
  • Pencil and paper to make a stencil
  • A waterproof pen for the edges (optional)

First, I made a stencil using white paper. You can see the edges of the camera better through the white paper, so you can mark the shape the plastic should get precisely. To see where the film counter was, I drew on the paper with a pencil.

My “new” Holga looks like this:

The adhesive plastic has not been applied perfectly everywhere, but hey, the Holga is not perfect either!

Which camera would you give a new outfit?

The Holga Family is known for its saturation, shadowy vignettes, and dream-like scenes. This iconic camera clan will definitely steal your heart with its plastic charm. Head to our Shop and see which Holga is for you!

written by desibel on 2012-07-05 in #gear #tipster #lomography #leopard #plastic #decoration #camera-modification #tipster #new-outfit #holga
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4 Comments

  1. jaszee
    jaszee ·

    Ahh DIY! Ive fitted my Recesky with Leopard Prints, my Holga 120 with Yellow Lightning designs, my Olympus XA & Konica C35 with Leather skins. :)

  2. breakingmyself
    breakingmyself ·

    I might try this instead of paint, there are loads of crazy designs you can get :D Thanks for the tip!

  3. renenob
    renenob ·

    very nice!

  4. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Cute!

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