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Holga 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone)

B&H # HO120NSB Mfr # 184120
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Fun 'Experimental' Medium Format
  • Simple 60mm f/8 Plastic Lens
  • Zone Focus System
  • 12 6x6cm or 16 6x4.5cm Exposures
  • No Batteries Required

The Holga 184-120 Holgawood Medium Format 120N Camera with Built-in Lens (Twilight Zone) is desired by art photographers the world over and is reminiscent of the Diana camera of the 1960s and 70s. The characteristic vignetting focuses the viewer's eye and adds to visual impact. The standard features from the Holga 120S still include: Hot shoe flash sync, uses 120 roll film for 16 - 6cm x 4.5cm frames per roll. It's perfect for classroom instruction, personal image-making and fine art photos.

Holgas are now available in a Hollywood series. Each camera  comes in a different color and  represents a moment in Hollywood time. Along with the camera comes a story reflecting the movie theme of that particular camera.  

Still retaining all of those fabulous and unique features that made the Holga 120S world famous, this updated model, the Holga 120N, takes Holga photography to the next level.

A Holga has four focus marks on the lens barrel. Simply rotate the barrel to the setting that most closely corresponds to your situation. Feel free to use your own setting that might fall between these icons.

Simple, popular experimental medium format film camera
Distinct images with dream-like, vignetted look
The format arrow on the back of the camera easily slides between 12 and 16 exposures
Mostly plastic, including the lens; extremely small and compact one-piece plastic molded body
Zone focus system
Uses no batteries
Camera Type Medium format viewfinder camera with built-in Lens
Film Back/Loading 6x6 = 12 exposures; 6x4.5 = 15 exposures
Film Type Accepts 120 film, does not accept 220.
Lens Mount Not Applicable
Aperture f/8.0 & f/11
Shutter 1/125, B
Shutter Release On camera body
Self Timer Not Applicable
Flash Synchronization Does not have built-in flash; Does have flash shoe
Mirror Lock-Up Not Applicable
Exposure Metering Not Applicable
Exposure Bracketing Not Applicable
Exposure Compensation Not Applicable
Depth-of-Field Preview Not Applicable
Viewfinder Non-removable viewfinder
Viewfinder Info No information displayed
Film Transport Wind to next frame
Multiple Exposure Possible by not winding between shots
Focusing System Zone focus system
Power Source Not Applicable
Custom Functions Not Applicable
Data Imprinting Not Applicable
Tripod Mount 1/4" x 20
Dimensions 5.5 x 4 x 3" (140 x 102 x 76mm)
Weight 7 oz (200g)
Miscellaneous Features "Bulb" exposure
Holga 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone)
  • 6x6cm and 6x4.5cm Adapters
  • Neck Strap
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    184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone)
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable operation (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork (5)
      • Photography (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Love it.

      By Leah the Traveler

      from Elkins, WV

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Interchangeable Film Back
      • Light-weight
      • Portable
      • Reliable Operation

      Cons

      • Manual Film Removal
      • Manual Film Replacement
      • Not For Beginners

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Photography
      • Travel Shots

      Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

      I love this camera and have loved it ever since my intro to photography class in college. The easiness of its controls and the picture that it produces are well worth the price and interest.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love these cameras

      By e2verne

      from Amesbury MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Auto Focus
      • Reliable Operation
      • Stable Flash Sync

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Photography

        Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

        I have been a professional photographer and a hobby photographer. The Holgas help with both. I love the fact that they use film - chalk me up to old fashioned but I love the smell of developer in the morning. I can relax and just concentrate on the image - no worries about exposure, no double checking speed, no white balance, no all the stuff that gets in the way of creating images.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By lomolestamos

        from mexico city

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

              its a great camera!!!

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              4.0

              good but I wish I got the one with flash

              By mindtheGaspar

              from South Bend, IN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Medium format
              • Simple
              • Soft Focus

              Cons

              • No controls

              Best Uses

                Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

                good if you know what you are getting

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                • No

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                4.0

                Simple

                By Tim

                from Martins Ferry, Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Basic operation
                • Fun
                • Simplicity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork

                  Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

                  Great camera to just get back to the basics' It was great to not worry about white balance, software to "fix" my image and just let the film speak for itself. it brings everyone down to the same level and helps you focus on composition rather then your gear.

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                  5.0

                  These are truly fun tools!

                  By Artman

                  from Halifax, NS, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Straight forward use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Advertising
                  • Artwork
                  • Fashion
                  • Photography

                  Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

                  Using this is easy, gives great photos with the light leaks, plastic lens. It can take some experimenting but you will enjoy the photos you end up with. They make you work sometimes but that is all the fun. Great for art photography.

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                  5.0

                  Fun!

                  By pipian

                  from denver

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

                      THe Hoga was just plain fun to shoot with. Once you experiemnt with light leaks and shooting conditions you cna produce fun images.

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                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great "Old School" Camera

                      By Photo Bob

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Operation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Photography

                        Comments about 184-120 Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Twilight Zone):

                        Here is a great medium format with a very recognizable image quality.

                        Use: Solid artistic subjects. Pros: Easy to use, good sharpness and reasonably well built for the price. Cons: Requires standard film developing.

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