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Holga Stereo 3D: A New Dimension of Awesomeness.

Copying the way your eyes work, this two-lens Holga produces amazing 3D shots.

image from here

You thought you were looking funny in the street with your Holga? Well, try to walk around with that thing, and you’ll discover that you can feel even lonelier… Anyway, we, Lomographers don’t care about our style, but more about our shots.
One day, my friend Ramon sent me a link to an e-bay auction for a weird double Holga. I was since a long time ago interested in stereo-photography, and I had already discussed about it with jeremix who found some stereo-photographs among old shots from his grand-father. So as a normal Lomo-addict I felt I needed one. I bought it (putting once again my girlfriend into a logical state of confusion/desperation).

So what is it? It’s a stereo-camera made out of two Holgas stuck together. Two glass lenses and two colour-wheel flashes… Just like two Holga GCFN side by side, lovely. How does it work? It is based on the concept of visual triangulation, or stereoscopy. Like our own eyes. With our two distant eyes (we’re supposed to have a nose between them), we see two images from two different positions, and then our brain fusions the two images in one 3D image. With a stereo camera it’s the same. Two shots are taken simultaneously and after, you use a kind of goggles in which you put your slides. When you put your eyes inside the goggles, with a light source behind, and as each eye is looking to one different slide, your brain, again fusions them into one. And it’s absolutely amazing! It makes you feel you’re looking at a motionless reality… Just like a Wachowski effect (or chaweemek’s crazy videos)… It’s not possible to reproduce it on paper or internet, but there’s a way around: you just make an animated gif of the two shots alternatively appearing… It results in a flashing image that kind of reproduces the 3D effect… But it’s definitely not as cool as when you look your slides through the goggles…

And of course, as it is a Holga, you can do all the usual crazy stuff, multiple exposures (with crazy combinations, because you can shoot with one lens covered and the other uncovered…), bulb, color flash and so on… I even tried it with two fisheye adaptors and it works fine… I played also with a flashlight in the dark, and despite the absence of background for visual reference, it is still ok. Note that the 3D effect is more intense if the subject is close.

Lomo on.

P.S.: some rater’s shots of the Stereo Holga in action: here and here

You can check out other Holga goodness here

written by stouf

56 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Well... The gifs are not working... Anyone could fix that ? Please ?

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  2. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Wow, so awesome as always Stouf. I'm seeing a review of the week here.

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    wow! the gif #5 it's effectively 3menDous!

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  4. severin

    severin

    wow this is amazing

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  5. spendospend

    spendospend

    i saw an ebay auction for some of these aswell, but did not think anything of it, im amazed at the outcome

    thanks for sharing :)

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  6. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    omfg - thats incredible - i want - iwant - iwant!

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  7. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    funktastic !

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  8. rater

    rater

    Yeah! That is great!! As always, a great success!

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  9. grenoouille

    grenoouille

    C'est génial!!! Les gifs sont délirants!!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  10. adbigmilk

    adbigmilk

    C'est trop fort !!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  11. tommynorth

    tommynorth

    THAT IS RAD TO THE POWER OF SICK

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  12. zulupt

    zulupt

    Great review and shots!!!! Awesome!
    I got a software to make the two fotos in just one so you can see it with 3D glasses, do you want it?

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  13. vicuna

    vicuna

    AMAZING!!!!!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  14. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    holllyyy cheese

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  15. stouf

    stouf

    Yeah ! So it works for you guys !!! Thanks for all the comments ! And I'd like to thank Ron Cruz for his patience and all his answers to my requests about this review ! Cheers everyone and LOMO ON !

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  16. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    WOW!

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  17. stinketier

    stinketier

    Woah that's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    wow!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  19. coca

    coca

    wow!!!!! amazing!!!!!!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  20. lomographics

    lomographics

    great pictures

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  21. tracyvmoore

    tracyvmoore

    OMG!!!!! this is the COOLEST thing I have EVER SEEN. Your shots are amazing! Thank you thank you thank you for posting this and sharing it. You just made my whole month. ;-)

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  22. cruzron

    cruzron

    w00t!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  23. sumlom

    sumlom

    WOWOWOWOW! cool!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  24. stoonja

    stoonja

    Waou !!! Excellent !!!!!!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  25. mandashitley

    mandashitley

    pardon my lang. but fugging badhass.

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  26. mandashitley

    mandashitley

    Give this guy one hundred thousand piggies.

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  27. larslau

    larslau

    Soooo great!!

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  28. kylewis

    kylewis

    Hey! great work stouf, was wondering what these would turn out like, have you got stereo glasses as well?

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  29. stouf

    stouf

    Woo some more comments !
    @ tracyvmoore, thanks a lot ! If you want I can send you by mail all my animated GIFs... ; ))...
    @ mandashitley, Aha ! Great idea !...
    @ kylewis, Yes I have stereo glasses, but it's not the green/red thing, it's just making you seeing each of the two shots with each of your two eyes... And it's really incredible, pure 3D !!!... Thanks again everyone !!! LOMO ON !!!

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  30. stouf

    stouf

    Woo some more comments !
    @ tracyvmoore, thanks a lot ! If you want I can send you by mail all my animated GIFs... ; ))...
    @ mandashitley, Aha ! Great idea !...
    @ kylewis, Yes I have stereo glasses, but it's not the green/red thing, it's just making you seeing each of the two shots with each of your two eyes... And it's really incredible, pure 3D !!!... Thanks again everyone !!! LOMO ON !!!

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  31. stouf

    stouf

    Woo some more comments !
    @ tracyvmoore, thanks a lot ! If you want I can send you by mail all my animated GIFs... ; ))...
    @ mandashitley, Aha ! Great idea !...
    @ kylewis, Yes I have stereo glasses, but it's not the green/red thing, it's just making you seeing each of the two shots with each of your two eyes... And it's really incredible, pure 3D !!!... Thanks again everyone !!! LOMO ON !!!

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  32. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    no limits for the lo-fi imagination :) fuNNy :)

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  33. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    no limits for the lo-fi imagination :) fuNNy :)

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  34. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    no limits for the lo-fi imagination :) fuNNy :)

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  35. stouf

    stouf

    The rest of the gallery is here :

    http://xtupload.com/(…)hp?fid=1254#

    lomo on

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  36. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    amazing

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  37. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    It's fun~!!!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  38. abcdefuck

    abcdefuck

    ...absolutely fantastic!

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  39. zulupt

    zulupt

    he name of hte softwaer is: stphmkre and you can download it here http://files.filefro(…)leinfo.html

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  40. zulupt

    zulupt

    Uups sorry for the mispelling!!!
    The name of the software is Stphmakre and you can download it here: http://files.filefro(…)leinfo.html
    Have fun!!!

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  41. -kosmonavt-

    -kosmonavt-

    wow! awsome review & great camera :)

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  42. u-t-e

    u-t-e

    I'M SCARED BY SHOT NUMBER FIVE!!!! This is incredibly great! I didn't know that something like this was even possible! Nice explanation and even nicer sample shots! Congratulations!

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  43. disdis

    disdis

    GREAT REVIEW STOUF AND BETTER GIFS.

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  44. liquidpapercut

    liquidpapercut

    Those shots are incredible!

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  45. azurblue

    azurblue

    C'est grandiose !

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  46. eyecon

    eyecon

    These are soo great! Congratulations - always when you think it can´t get better then somebody is coming out with a new creative idea!

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  47. goldie

    goldie

    wow, I´m speechless

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  48. spendospend

    spendospend

    just amazing, stouf u are an insparation t us all, u deff set the standards!!!!1 :)
    i now know never t submit a cam review the same week as u hahaha
    congrats!!!!!!

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  49. stouf

    stouf

    Wawawiwa ! So many nice comments ! Thanks everyone, you made me so happy ! Lomo love to you all.

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  50. kernow_and_cambria

    kernow_and_cambria

    Saw this on Ebay a while back. Wasnt sure what it would do. Turns out its pretty cool!

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  51. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

    holy crap no way.

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  53. jimw08

    jimw08

    Well done man. The last one works a treat. I've just seen my new camera.

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  54. caroni

    caroni

    GREAT !!!!

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  55. glenn

    excellent

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  56. rocio_

    awesome!!!
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