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.