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Holga 120 CFN: Confessions of a Lomography Newbie

I love my Holga 120 CFN. It's green. Initially I wanted to get the one in black but they don't have any of it in the shop so I settled for the green instead.

  • Tags
  • Brand
    Holga
  • Name
    120 CFN
  • Format
    120
  • Place of Origin
    China
  • Focus
    zone focus
  • Flash Types
    colorflash, built-in
  • Advance
    uncoupled to shutter
  • ISO Speeds
  • Cable Release
    yes
  • Tripod Screw Mount
    yes
  • plastic
  • 1982 –

I love my Holga 120 CFN. It’s green. Initially I wanted to get the one in black but they don’t have any of it in the shop so I settled for the green instead. Everything was included in the box; the camera (of course!), manuals, paperback Holga book, a poster, a strap, two frames (one square and one rectangular), batteries, tape and of course a roll of 120 film.

When I first got my hands on the camera, I didn’t know what to do. I haven’t held a film camera in my life and I felt intimidated. I didn’t even know how to load the film and I was afraid to ask! So I went back home, went into my room and fumble with the manual and voila, the manual is easy to understand and very straight to the point and with that, I’m ready to take my first shot. The fun begins on the first click.

And the rest, as they say, is history. Now I bring my Holga with me whenever I’m out and about. I’ve exposed more than ten rolls of films now and I still can’t get enough of it. I’ve tried a few mods; taping up the camera, removing the masks and using a 35mm film in it. And just recently, I used a black and white film and it blew me away. For some reason, the black and white images seemed more colorful to me.

My Holga is my first love in Lomography. Love at first click as they say.

written by nazmi_nizal

17 comments

  1. paramir

    paramir

    great gallery! keep on burning those rolls!! :)
    and congratulations on your first publication!

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  2. dirklancer

    dirklancer

    I like 5 and 6 - where are these taken? :)

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  3. ahleng90

    ahleng90

    great photos!holga rocks!! lomo on ! :D

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  4. disdis

    disdis

    Great gallery keep on showing us your results!

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  5. leela_dark

    leela_dark

    Nice story and cool shots! I absolutely share your love for the Holga!

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  6. susitania

    susitania

    i like it!!

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  7. Ridzuan

    fuyooo, banyak nye org suke. nice review, u seem too horny with ur holga, good job
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  8. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    thank you @paramir! i will keep them shots coming! =)

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  9. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    @dirklancer 5 and 6 were taken at Hanover Quay, Dublin =) Thanks for your likes!

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  10. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    @ahleng90 yes the Holga rawks! =) Thank you!

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  11. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    @disdis Thank you! I will keep em' coming!

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  12. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    @leela_dark Thanks for checking it out! I love my Holga so much! =)

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  13. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    @susitania Thank you so much! =)

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  14. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    @Ridzuan LOL thanks! =)

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  15. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    Thank you Lomography! =)

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  16. Superb! Holga Rocks!
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  17. nazmi_nizal

    nazmi_nizal

    Thanks @eddee11 ! =)

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