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My Pinolga Camera: A Pinhole Camera Made of Cardboard and Looks Like the Holga

The Pinolga is a pinhole camera made of cardboard and in the likeness of the legendary Holga camera. I hope you'll find this interesting.

It all started with the love that I have for film photography. Lomography is so far the only place where I feel happy to still find film; even though it is very difficult to find new film in my city, I was able to find ways to get Lomography film. With this I can say that I have found an interesting way to share what I love, and that is pinhole photography.

I saw a lot of people who have cut the lenses of their Holga cameras to convert it to a pinhole camera. It’s very interesting but I find it complicated to get a new Holga camera here in Mexico, so I had 2 options: get a pinhole Holga camera or create my own one that I call the Pinolga camera.

This is how it looks:

Back and interior view:

And yes, you can use 120 film to take 12 photos. If you can work a little more to keep the camera still when you shoot, you could get sharper photos. Here are my results:

I hope you’ll find this interesting. I’m still working on the camera by adding new enhancements, as well as creating a printable template so anyone can also build their own Holga-style camera, or the Pinolga.

Meanwhile, here is the post on my blog with more information on the Pinolga camera (in Spanish).

written by raypg


  1. clownshoes


    Takes great pins too. Legit.

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  2. neanderthalis


    Nice creation!

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  3. yyyhorn


    love it!!

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