My New Zebra Holga


Have you ever dreamt of having a camera that was designed by yourself and different from all the others out there? I have. That is why I customized my Holga 135 PC in a very easy way and turned it into a unique zebra camera.

As it’s already Christmas time I started browsing the online shop for some new accessories for my beloved Holga 135 pinhole as presents to myself. Of course I stumbled over the Lomo LC-A+ Japan Edition and of course I fell in love with it. But its price will prevent me from purchasing it – although it definitely would be worth it.

This camera is so fascinating to me because it’s even more original than the other Lomographic cameras and will only belong to a handful of people. Then the idea of personalizing my own camera crossed my mind. I wanted to have a camera which is unique and cannot be bought by anyone!

I thought about painting it but I do not have enough confidence in my art skills and was afraid I might ruin its good looks instead of improving them. So I decided to search online for a pattern, to print it and to stick it on my camera. I chose a zebra pattern – mainly because it’s black and white.

This is what you need:
• a nice pattern
• a printer
• a ruler to take the measurements, scissors and double-sided adhesive tape

I took the measurements for the parts that had a different surface than the rest. These were the parts I wanted to customize, so that I would not destroy the original design – just change it a bit. I printed the pattern, cut it to the right size and used double-sided adhesive tape to attach it. In this way I can change my design whenever I want to and remove it if I want to.

As for my Holga I really like it, but this probably does not work for all lomographic cameras – or can you prove me wrong? :)

written by joeay on 2010-12-19 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #decoration #quickie-tipster #customising-holga-zebra-camera-body-style-design


Bringing an iconic aesthetic to square format instant photography, the Diana Instant Square fills frames with strong, saturated colors and rich, moody vignetting. Built to let your inspiration run wild, our latest innovation features a Multiple Exposure Mode, a Bulb Mode for long exposures, a hot shoe adapter and so much more! It’s even compatible with all of the lenses created for the Diana F+ so that you can shake up your perspective anytime, anywhere. No two shots will ever be the same. Back us on Kickstarter now!


  1. sergio_m
    sergio_m ·

    Looks nice!

  2. nural
    nural ·

    looks great! I wish I was brave enough to do the same for my Diana...

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Sweet !

  4. odjur
    odjur ·

    @Nural well you can always remove it if it doesn't work out really nice, don't you?

More Interesting Articles