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Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners

You Pay: $39.99
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The Holga 135BC camera is desired by art photographers the world over. Reminiscent of the Diana camera of the 1960s and 70s, characteristic vignetting focuses the viewer's eye and adds to visual impact. This version of the Holga differs from the standard version in that it features an internal mask which "cuts" the corners creating a soft vignetting effect. Hence, the name "Black Corner" version. 

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.

Vignettes the corners to give a soft, old-style quality to the image
Mostly plastic, including the lens; extremely small and compact one-piece plastic molded body
Zone focus system
Camera Type 35mm rangefinder camera with built-in 47mm lens
Film Back/Loading Accepts 35mm film ONLY
Film Type All 35mm types
Lens Mount Not Applicable
Shutter 1/100 sec shutter speed; 2 f-stops, f8 and f11
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 Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Miscellaneous Features "Bulb" exposure
Cable release slot in shutter release button
Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners
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    Holga135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners
     
    3.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Simple controls (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        4.0

        Great fun camera

        By Luis

        from San Juan, PR and New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Develop Film

        Best Uses

        • Instagram Like Photos
        • Just For Fun
        • Lomography
        • Travel

        Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

        Got this camera about two weeks ago and it has been a very good one. Just point and shoot, don't think much about composing, lighting or anything. Is a camera for spontaneous people.

        If you are pondering over 120 or 135 format, I will say, if you are just starting with lomography go with 135. Developing film will be cheaper with the same quality and fun.

        It took me about two rolls of film to get the hang of it, pretty intuitive. Always use a flash indoors.

        The only bad thing is finding places that develop film. I will recommend mail-in services like lomography.com or thedarkroom.com

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        4.0

        I like the retro feel

        By sbdriver1

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Fun to use

        Cons

        • No film advance indicator

        Best Uses

          Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

          of this camera. The photos come out great for a Holga. It's nice to get away from Digital for a while and go back to film. It's easy to use and you have four focus settings to choose from and you also have a bulb setting. What I don't like is that it does not have an indicator that tells you if the film is advancing properly. I use this camera with black and white film along with my digital camera. I would recommend this camera to others

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          5.0

          love it like a boy loves his toys

          By Ste-flash-no

          from Guayaquil, EC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • Too Few Features

          Best Uses

          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

          i love this camera, i really love to take photos, it´s very cheap but the pics are other point of view, a little abstract it´s kindda fun. your creativity will fly with this!

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          4.0

          Holga, you deserve a lot of credit

          By Boron

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Great Features
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • For anything

          Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

          For the price this camera is amazing. The style of the photos that come out when you print them are original and need no post editing. The only flaw is that the lens cant zoom in or out, and the focus only shows up on the prints, not when you look through the viewfinder. The black corners give each photo a very artistic look. The 35mm film size is great because you can have it developed at any local pharmacy or grocery store. THUMBS UP

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          4.0

          So happy I bought this

          By Paige the traveler

          from San Jose, Costa Rica

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Don't worry when it falls
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

          I got this to bring to my semester abroad in addition to a friend's standard Holga. Even though I wish it could take square pictures, the ease of being able to develop 35mm film in a foreign country is worth the sacrifice. I've gotten some great shots!

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          4.0

          a great 35mm toy camera

          By Glenn

          from Frederick, Md

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          Pros

          • Simple Controls
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

              I really love this camera. it's simple and fun and it takes grainy, whimsical photographs like most Holgas do. The biggest complaint I've heard is that the vignetting doesn't show up, but i've had plenty of success getting the dark corners... especially when the subject is bright or well lit. it's a bit of a different quality compared the Holga120's but that doesn't mean it doesn't take great pictures. I love 35mm cameras and it's definitely nice to get your roll developed around the corner at a one hour photo. If you want an easy and fun 35mm toy camera, this one is the way to go.

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              1.0

              Not as fun as you'd think

              By Red Stick

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Not quirky

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Holga 135BC 35mm Camera with Built-in Lens and Black Corners:

                  I had high hopes for the 35mm version of the Holga having used the 120-film version for many years. Maybe it's the film or the way it is processed, but this 35mm camera makes photos that look like any old point-and-shoot camera. It's just not quirky like the 120 and lacks the artifacts you'll find in photos made with the original version.

                  If you want the fun and surprise of a Holga- but are thinking you'll save a few bucks on processing - keep looking. This Holga just doesn't do the trick.

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