Holga 120 WPC

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Take two ordinary Holgas, stick them together with glue and make them as flat as the LCA and you have the dimensions of Holga 120 wpc. WPC? Ja, wide pinhole camera. And that is no lie!

This giant piece of plastic shots 120° with the incredible negative size of 6×12,5cm. So you only have six shots on one 120 film. There is a smaller frame, too (6×9cm) which I haven’t tried yet, cause I want the full 120 degrees. And adding three pictures together, you have a 360 degree round view. Amazing!
But it is a pinhole camera. Pinhole mean, it only has a tiny little hole instead of a lens. That means, too you have extreme exposure times. (On the back of the camera are the exposure times for a 100 asa film) What you have is sharpness from the first few centimeters till infinity (if your object is not moving). If you object is moving, you have ghostlike creatures moving.
I recommend a tripod and a cable release!!! (try to find a cable release with a small screw so you can fix it and don’t have to hold it (you might shake and it takes so long. Wait for winter and you will hate the cam because your fingers freeze))
For me it is still difficult to make indoor- shots. I haven’t figures out, how long I have to expose and am still trying. And that’s a quit expensive try with this film eating plastic toy. But I have to confess that I really, really like that camera. It is amazing for black and white panoramas of your city, for portraits and landscapes.
A must have when you are interested in pinhole- photography!
Troubleshooters load it with a 35mm film.

written by mephisto19 on 2008-12-03 #gear #medium-format #wide-pinhole-camera #review #panorama #120 #holga #holga-120-wpc #mephisto19 #pinhole #wpc

10 Comments

  1. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, how awesome is that!! I feel an overwhelming urge to buy ;-)

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    like like like the shots!

  3. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    @mephisto: Any ideas on where it's "safe and cheap" to order this one? I don't have PayPal (for e-bay etc) so a trusted and solid online shop that accepts VISA or MasterCard would be just perfect...

    @LSI : Any chance you'll stock this one?

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    this camera is really great!!!!!!!!! it is BIG fun shooting with her
    i think it won't be in stock (but who knows)... so you have to look at ebay...! (or amazon?) or.... hmmm...squarefrog.co.uk?

  5. bartho
    bartho ·

    Wauw thats a cool camera.... Nice shots

  6. chuo104
    chuo104 ·

    I just saw this camera last Sunday in a shop in Tokyo! I was wondering what the shots would look like. Thanks for the review! You say haven't figured out how to expose for indoors, but the indoor shots look great.

  7. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow!!! so loooong! the cheapest answer to the horizon. awesome shots Stephan!

  8. chaweemek
    chaweemek ·

    I love this camera too. It's one of my favorite. :D

  9. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    love the shots.. capture the whole world!!!

  10. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    OMG! How did I not see this review earlier... I Love IT! As always, great shot, just brilliant!

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