'Rangefinder' Focusing with the Holga 135

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Ever wanted to quickly focus the Holga without looking away from the finder? Now you can with this quick tipster!

I always liked shooting with the Holga 135 and 120, but the fact that you couldn’t quickly focus without looking away from the viewfinder meant I was restricted to pre-focused pictures (which isn’t all that bad).

I took advantage of the “flaw” in which the barrel of the lens was visible in the finder by attaching little ‘flags’ of tape on the 6 foot and 18 foot marks so they would be visible through the finder as I focused. I didn’t bother with the 3 foot and 30-infinity foot marks, because turning the barrel all the way brought you to that focal length.

Sorry about the rubbish picture!

written by robotmonkey1996 on 2012-08-22 in #gear #tipster #tape #quick-tipster #film #lomography #mod #tipster #camera-modification #camera #holga-135 #rangefinder #viewfinder

4 Comments

  1. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    Great idea!

  2. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    Sweet! Thanks a lot!

  3. chilledvondub
    chilledvondub ·

    pretty smart!

  4. double_exposure
    double_exposure ·

    i like that idea! :)

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