In this review I want to present you my recent camera purchase, the WOCA 120G. It’s a camera from the Holga-family and comparable with the Holga 120S.
The Woca 120G is a medium format camera and except a glass lens it is the same as the Holga 120S. You can choose between the settings “cloudy” and “sunny” and four different distance settings. The shutter speed is about 1/100sec. What I miss is the Bulb-mode. You can expose the film with the regular format 6cm x 6cm, or with a mask in 4,5cm x 6cm.
The very first film I exposed with this camera was the Kodak Ektachrome 64 (self-developed). In the photos you can see the typical Holga-vignetting:
Because of the low ISO speed of the film I made mainly multiple exposures. A typical feature of the Holga cameras is the Leaking and the resulting light-leaks. These light-leaks were also one reason why I bought this and I won’t do anything about the leaking, such as the camera sealed with adhesive tape. The light-leaks belong to the camera and is brand recognition.
The Kodak Autographic is the first really old camera I bought. I didn’t really know how it worked and had no idea that this nearly century-old camera would kick off a passion for collecting, fixing, and shooting with vintage cameras.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her images taken with Rollei's Digibase CN200 negative film and Lomo’s LC-A 120, and a few thoughts.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy compares the images taken with a Lomo LC-A 120 and a Holga N.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
This article compares the viewfinder of some my SLR cameras: in fact, the photographic composition depends a lot on what we see in the viewfinder. After the first article dedicated to the plain glass viewfinder, this is the time to compare different SLR viewfinders and focusing screens.
We recently released the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 lens for regular purchase and decided to throw a huge party to celebrate. We also launched a new exhibition showcasing photographers from around the world who shot with this beautiful, soft focused lens.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy tries to piece back together a 2002 trip to New Mexico, from before the time she learned to keep good notes when she traveled.
Art director and analog photographer Mark Hannah introduces yet another fascinating box camera, the Imperial 620. Learn about its quirks and discover its hidden feature in this installment of Vintage Camera Reviews.
Russia-based lomographer zhenyaetoya swears by the compact and reliable LC-A family. From the original Soviet LC-A to the LC-Wide, he owns and shoots with all of them. In this interview, he shares the advantage of using each camera and a clever trick to achieve stark silhouettes with the LC-Wide.