Holga 135: My First Lomo Camera


It’s inexpensive, made of plastic, and it takes awesome pictures!

This Lomo camera is wonderful to use. It’s small enough to put in your bag and it’s light because it’s made of plastic. If you’re a new to Lomography, this is one of the camera’s I’d recommend that you start with. This is also for those who prefer using 35mm film (which is more available in the market) rather than the 120 medium format ones. It’s inexpensive, easy to use, and the vignettes it produces are awesome.

One of the few cons this camera is that you can’t use a Colorsplash flash on it. That particular flash interferes with the wind knob so you have to find an alternative flash—like the 15B which was tall enough not to hit it.

Another thing you have to remember when using this camera is to focus and aim higher at your subject. What you see in the viewfinder may not be the same shot that you’d get on film. Also, if you ever want to use the bulb mode of this camera, I’d suggest you mount it on a tripod and use a cable release for it.

Check out the microsite for more Holga goodness!

written by miaboo518 on 2009-03-11 #gear #review #holga #135bc


  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    I always like shadow pics!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! You got an excellent gallery out of it !!!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! You got an excellent gallery out of it !!!

  4. migueld
    migueld ·

    you can use a diana flash adaptor to remedy that: use the hotshoe, then the diana plug, then the colorsplash. it's an easy hack.

  5. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    like your shots

  6. miaboo518
    miaboo518 ·

    thanks everyone =)

    migueld: I'll try that some time, thanks for the tip =)

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool review & shots! :))

  8. deadagone
    deadagone ·

    one thing i have to say is that if you get it right you can put the color splash on there i thought you couldnt either and i was thinking whats the point of the color splash being part of the package if you cant put it on there but i made it work try it it works wonders and make the pictures look that much better

  9. jeaa
    jeaa ·

    yes! must keep in mind about the blub setting. forgot about this one on my first roll! i got insane shots instead..but the dreamy effect still is good to see.haha!

  10. jeaa
    jeaa ·

    what film did u use? your photos seem to be high saturated which i've been wanting to achieve with my 135bc. thanks

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