Have you ever tried mounting your Holga to a digital camera back? Well now you can, and it’s easy to do, if you have USD25,000 to spend. The pros are obvious – you’ll be the coolest and most advanced Hipstamatic user ever. But will you remain a lomographer?
Mike Martens, a photographer from Chicago, has decided to combine his love for toy cameras and high-end digital camera equipment. He thus created his “Holga-cam of the Apocalypse”, a lomographic beast that takes photos with a 22-megapixel resolution.
All it took, according to the creator, were:
1 – Holga 120N camera body (retail: $25)
1 – Phase One P25 Digital Back (retail: $24,000)
1 – Horseman lens board (thus the current name)
1 – Foot of Black Gaff Tape
(Also, a Phase One flex adapter plate, a PC Hot Shoe and Phase One Wake-Up Cable)
Furthermore, according to Mike, it took no cutting of the Holga body – it has been simply disassembled to fit the Phase One digital back.
Unfortunately, Mike Martens prohibited people from downloading pictures from his Flickr profile, unless they acquire the license from Getty Images; however, the results of this USD25,000 beauty can be seen on his official Flickr page
Here is a little teaser from Tumblr:
Most of you will probably think this it is a total waste for a perfectly good USD25,000…I think so too – I can’t even begin to imagine how many rolls of films I can buy with that kind of money. But the idea itself is pretty great, isn’t it?