Holga 120 CFN: Confessions of a Lomography Newbie

2010-05-30 17

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.

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 on 2010-05-30 #gear #120 #review #green #new #cfn #lomography #holga

17 Comments

  1. paramir
    paramir ·

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

  2. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

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

  3. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

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

  4. disdis
    disdis ·

    Great gallery keep on showing us your results!

  5. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

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

  6. susitania
    susitania ·

    i like it!!

  7. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

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

  8. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

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

  9. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

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

  10. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

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

  11. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

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

  12. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

    @susitania Thank you so much! =)

  13. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

    @Ridzuan LOL thanks! =)

  14. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

    Thank you Lomography! =)

  15. nazmi_nizal
    nazmi_nizal ·

    Thanks @eddee11 ! =)

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