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What to do with your old cameras when you have no warranty and they are are completely broken? A mix!

Long ago my boyfriend gift-me a Holga. It was my first camera to use 120 film. It was not greatly expensive but convenient to start in the world of medium format. What struck me the most was definitely how compact the flash was. After two years or so, the magnificent source of light stopped working. The flash spoiled me! Noooooo!

What do I do with it now? The damage was not covered by the warranty. I noticed something was missing. Shortly after the fatal event to my camera, a friend also ruined his own camera and kept the shutter locked. I came up with a personal challenge to see if we could do something about it.

During a photo tour one Sunday in Tarragona, I found a small square where there were many antiques. My boy is a collector of cameras and we looked up and down in different places and ended up taking home a Polaroid 600, a belfota of 6×9, and a Holga quite damaged, all for just 3 €.

With all this I started to fix the Holga from my friend and fix mine, but why do it the same way that you can buy in any stores Lomography? It’s better to mix the cameras to have a customized camera! The parts and pieces of different cameras can be combined to create a unique camera.

written by acidos and translated by fascinatingirl


  1. jeffr



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  2. wuxiong


    Heihei, love the creative idea...<:)

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  3. bloomchen


    really nice! the customized holga looks great!

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  4. wolkers


    I'm impressed!! I wish I had some broken cameras right now :D

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  5. macstef


    hehe "Frankenholga" good job!!!

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