Holga 135BC Camera - Gretchen Bleiler Edition

Holga 135BC Camera - Gretchen Bleiler Edition

Holga 135BC Camera - Gretchen Bleiler Edition

B&H # HO135BC MFR # 215135
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • 47mm Lens
  • f/8 & f/11
  • 1/100th and Bulb Shutter Speeds
  • Shoots All 35mm Film Types
  • Designed by Gretchen Bleiler
  • Quote by Gretchen Written on Body
  • Hot Shoe Adapter
  • Vintage Vignetting
  • Surreal Image Quality
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  • 1Description

Holga asked snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, to design a camera for the low-fi masses. The free-spirited Olympian and Oakley clothing designer patterned the 135BC Camera - Gretchen Bleiler Edition based on her lively Oakley designs. The 135BC is as bright and vibrant as the snowboarder herself.

Not only is this 135BC funky in the looks department, but as all Holgaphiles know, it also produces that iconic Holga image. Intentional light leaks create vignetting, otherwise known as "soft edges," that turn the everyday scene into an otherworldly image. To intensify the effect, the 135BC also features a hot shoe adapter for adding a flash, a bulb setting for prolonged exposures, and the ability to shoot with any style 35mm film.

Designed by Gretchen herself, the Gretchen Bleiler Holga 135BC reflects Gretchen's personal style. The camera artfully matches with the Gretchen-designed Powder Jacket from Oakley
"Every single one of us has the unique opportunity to create awareness and influence change" is written on the bottom of each camera in Gretchen's handwriting
Images created by a Holga are known to be quirky and surreal
Unpredictable and fantastic light leaks makes each image completely unique
Plastic lens artistically results in images with sharp focus in the center that softens toward the edges
Vintage vignetting is a classic feature of all Holgas
Uses 135 format black and white, color negative and slide film
Approximate aperture settings of f/8 and f/11
Shutter speed approximately 1/100th of a second, or bulb setting for long exposures
Hot shoe adapter for a flash
In the Box
Holga 135BC Camera - Gretchen Bleiler Edition
  • Neck Strap
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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; bulb
    F/stop: f8, 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" - 20
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Miscellaneous Features "Bulb" exposure
    Cable release slot in shutter release button
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 4.4 x 4.4"

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